The Monon owned nine EMD BL2s, a strange evolutionary step between cab units and GP7s. Some found BL2s to be hopelessly ugly; I always thought they were kind of neat because they were so different... (more)
In the mid-1980s, Burlington Northern was operating two to three big trains from 31st Street Yard in Denver out to Coors in Golden, Colorado, on a daily basis. For a good portion of the ’80s, ther... (more)
NS 38Q Add on Power in the Form of Sparkling 7307 waits at CP Works to back into the yard on it's first trip after rebuild.
Three sets of Montana Rail Link helpers slowly make their way back downhill at Skyline. The cattle in the picture were standing on the tracks at the end of the siding. 2500 tons of locomotive ha... (more)
Repair in place?
The ever-encroaching jungle has made a good start on reclaiming this coach with a broken back. I value your comments
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha enters the Juneau Ave. crossing westbound headed from Chicago to the west coast with Milwaukee Road Engineer Howie Roberts and Fireman Buster Bright on board. The lar... (more)
Just 40 miles into its 1388-mile journey from Seattle to Los Angeles, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight coils into Tacoma, WA, on an early spring day. The Tacoma Dome was under construction in ... (more)
CNW Yard Slug ex-M&StL SC60.
Gorgeous foliage is abound during peak season while Conway Scenic adds its own eclectic mix of colors to the White Mountains! The Notch Train, initially running with F7A 4266 and GP38 252, picked... (more)
Daily train from Hrubieszów to Rzeszów.
One of a handful of Santa Fe 2900 class remaining; number 2921 basks in the morning light as a BNSF freight rushed northbound.
Gray Equipment on a Gray Day
The Anthracite Railway, like its parent Octoraro Railway, used mostly patched or unpatched used equipment on its operations of the former Reading P&C... (more)
A westbound CSX merchandise freight running on the former B&O line near Teegarden, IN at sunrise. I photographed this train while waiting on the CSX 901-22 UP OCS deadhead special.
On the move. One of only five CN 4-6-4 Hudson's built (and one of two preserved), CN 5702 is seen out in the sun on a lovely summer afternoon. Relegated to 'b-status' in the hangar behind i... (more)
After being the "face" and sporting the colors of the LM&M Railroad for many years, the former CRC/LM&M GP7 55 rests as the depot in Lebanon between runs, now sporting her as-delivered C... (more)