Groups of passengers angry over poor rail services railway set fire several formations of the Sarmiento railway line west of the city of BuenosAires
A switch heater may be little more than a heavy duty pilot light, but these silent, hardworking blue-flamed sentinels protect the interlocking at CP-Bethlehem winter after winter, as reliably toda... (more)
The spectacular slag dump at Baotou steelworks as seen with SY #1676. At one time, Baotou had dozens of steam locomotives in daily service, but by this point in 2008 only seven SY 2-8-2's remained... (more)
The real neat aspect of UP's Atlanta Olympic train was the flame car that brought of the rear.
Twizell and Renishaw have their fires dropped after an evening photo shoot at Tanfield Railway
Throttle on the left side? Yep, on B&SV's Chinese-built Mikado, the only one of its type running in the U.S.
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.