With the final performance in the books, Ringling Bros. personnel beginning loading the covered wagons for one last time in Charleston, W.Va., on May 7, 2017. The show was headed from Charleston t... (more)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Jerry Bentley takes a moment to rest in-between circus train duties as the greatest show on earth's tenure draws to a close during the second-to-last per... (more)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey assistant trainmaster Mike Achhammer poses with the Blue Unit consist during the circus' second to last show ever.
Looking for like a passenger yard than a freight yard, a Kanawha River Railroad conductor protects the shove as the entire Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey passenger train is switched for positi... (more)
While documenting the final days of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in May 2017, I watched a family and their small child ride his bike along the right-of-way in-between evenin... (more)
The Kanawha River Railroad's Dickinson Yard was used in May 2017 to switch the entire passenger consist of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in preparation for its disposition ea... (more)
Rebuilding a railroad ... one tie at a time! In the hills of rural Pocahontas County West Virginia, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is rebuilding a section of the former Chesapeake ... (more)
An old leftover from the N&W era, a PL style Dwarf, stands on the spur of Belews Creek Steam Station. This Dwarf stood for over 43 years at the yard entrance to the plant. It along with the north ... (more)
Freshly-minted grabirons, still glowing hot after being formed to shape by blacksmith David Ragsdale, rest on a nearby cooling rack inside Union Pacific’s car shop at Desoto, Missouri, on Septembe... (more)
Inside Union Pacific’s car shop at De Soto, Missouri, on September 29, 2011, blacksmith David Ragsdale shapes the end of a grabiron moments after removing it out of the electric furnace seen in th... (more)
Lots of power is at the engine terminal at CSX's Queensgate Yard. A cut of covered hopper cars is about to go over the hump seen on the right.
CSX Transportation's Queensgate Yard in Cincinnati, Ohio is one of four hump yards still active on the CSX system. The bowl of the hump seems to fill the entire valley in order to sort rail cars.
The control point at Maben on Norfolk Southern's Princeton-Deepwater District displays stop signals for trains coming off of Watco's Kanawha River Railroad. Here, Watco trains have trackage rights... (more)
At Union Pacific’s car shop in De Soto, Missouri, a welder repairs a freight car part in a fury of molten metal and flying sparks on the evening of September 28, 2011.
The property at Superior was still a tidy place in the autumn of 1967 on the onetime route of the Olympian Hiawatha.