#800 makes its debut appearance in Eustis and the crew has come out to join it with the train that will serve as The Polar Express, which is largely sold out for the next four weeks.
From Clinchfield Santa duty to O&NW Polar Express in just a matter of days. Smell of fresh paint still lingers. Trains will be running with 14-15 coaches!
"People, get ready, There's a train a-coming, You don't need no ticket, You just get on board, All you need is faith To hear the diesels humming, Don't need no ticket, You just thank the Lord... (more)
Pull down job begins to assemble what looks like a Galesburg to Pittsburgh, CA, (UGALPIT) steel train out of the hump bowl in Galesburg. These SD40's are a BNSF favorite for this kind of heavy act... (more)
Saw some comments where folks were curious why there weren't many shots of #800 in Florida....well GET READY...it's showtime. No special memberships or invites required from here on out. Orlando... (more)
Traffic in Georgetown encounters an unexpected delay as the "Edwin Brazelton Snead" heavyweight passenger car is moved at walking speed for roughly three miles. This car was formerly the Missouri-... (more)
With downtown Boston in the background, an assortment of MBTA commuter sets led by F40PHs and FP-10s pass their weekend layover at the Southampton Street coach yard in South Boston.
Designated E8Am by Santa Fe, this brace of power is fit to lead a Chief.
In the summer of 1967 we're at the Argentine servicing rack with restless diesels.
Detail of MPA Tool Car X11, photographed (with permission) while it was privately owned and residing in East Baltimore in 1984. It was subsequently moved to the Ma & Pa mainline at Muddy Creek For... (more)
Now that's HOT!... The fusion of rails has just been made through the process of "Thermite Welding". Part of the hardened sand mould (which incloses and promotes the welding process) an... (more)
This double-diesel was only two years into it's service life when John captured it at Council Bluffs in the summer of 1967. It's B-mate sits behind--Four motors, two bodies, one cab. For a closer ... (more)
The Milwaukee had a small facility at Council Bluffs with an assortment of power waiting for assignment when John dropped by.
First Great Westerns Laira based 08644 shunting at Buckfastleigh on Saturday 4th November 2017