CN crew heats the rail at the busy junction between the Missabe and Superior Subdivisions prior to making repairs to the rail. Despite the warm weather today (+38F) it is the season for rail break... (more)
Union Pacific's 4-6-6-4 Challenger #3985 was assigned to run an excursion from Salt Lake City to Provo and return on June 27, 1982. The coal burning steamer was built by the American Locomotive Co... (more)
In 1995, high-tech propane switch heaters had yet to come to the CSX interlocking at Miller Tower in Cherry Run, WV. Old kerosene switch pots were still in use. They were dirty, smelly and requi... (more)
The Burn of Thermite - A BNSF MOW worker sets off a crucible of Thermite powder to join a pair of railroad rails by welding them in place.
Welding Rail - A BNSF joint elimination crew welds the rails that MOW workers had set in and placed the night before on main track #1 through the station at Fullerton California. I ... (more)
A classic "hotbox" on a loaded ore car that was caught by a detector. The train is stopped and the crew will place this quad on the set-out track near the Saginaw depot. Journal oil fires are just... (more)
Taking aim. Sumpter Valley Fireman Chuck Turner carefully studies his fire, looking for obvious gaps where the draft may be sucking in cold air. It is there that he will aim to accurately ... (more)
Jim Kaufhold is firing No. 4 as it pulls upgrade towards the station.
Every employee's nighmare --- derailed tank cars of LPG exploding and burning. When will it end? AT&SF derailment at Love, Ariz. on March 16, 1977, 65 miles east of Parker on the Parker Distri... (more)
The Fireman cleans the fire over the ash pits at the last fully functioning steam locomotive shed on the old SAR. Facilities are shared by Rovos Rail, the luxury rail tour operator and Friends of... (more)
Hot car An eastbound Chicago and North Western freight going through Sussex, Wisconsin, on May 24, 1986, had a car of lumber on fire. They stopped and cut the car from both parts of the... (more)
An eastbound Z train shoots down the east slope of Stevens Pass at Camp Gaynor. Taken during the 3rd Annual Fall Colors Railfan trip to Stevens Pass, hosted by Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa FeLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Gaynor, Washington, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 02, 2012
About to turn the heat off - a detail of the tire just as it got hot enough to remove the tire. Luckily, even though there was much strength and work involved in the process by the volunteer membe... (more)
Heating a damaged tire for it's removal at the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
End of the night shoot and the fires are disposed off before the locomotives are reversed back into the shed.