Pulling only 30 cars, this is the hottest train on the former LA&SL line.
The crew of the Roper '2:59 Drag' have just arrived at the Rio Grande Cafe, housed in the coffee shop of D&RGW-WP Salt Lake City passenger station. The crew often timed their routine so as to arri... (more)
Even from over 1000' feet below, you can still tell when Kroflite's fireman opens the firebox door to add more coal. 0-2-2-0 10 (the lower train) has just cleared Long Trestle, while 0-2-2-0 3 is ... (more)
“Tender Rivets”. Williams Arizona, August 21st, 2002. Steve Crise Photo © scrise.com
Here is something that you don't see every day. Besides needing a bath, this is basically a U30C with a cowl constructed over it. This model was unique to the Santa Fe and only 6 were ever built.... (more)
Ever vigilant railroad signals burn brightly into the evening at the Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois, April 17th, 2002. Steve Crise Photo. © scrise.com
This railroad was only around for a brief period in the early 1980's.
Road power dumps coal at the clinker mill.
Westbound train leaves Alpena for the Paxton shale quarry seven miles distant. Line was torn out in the late 1990's.
Two "appropriately-heritaged" SD40-2s work a cut of cement hoppers at Cemex's East Victorville plant.