MILW 22 leads an eastbound freight through ranch lands west of Ellensburg near Thorp, WA in the upper Yakima River valley. The train is head to Othello, WA and points east having originated in Tac... (more)
A race of turtles is occurring as IL 8075 gets its freight underway while Indiana Harbor Belt delivers a transfer of coal cars powered by SW1500 9205 and an older SW. Both trains are southbound al... (more)
The late setting sun reflects on a Waukesha rock train westbound passing our East Patrol in the siding at East Rio. It's two years after LINES WEST is gone and three years from the SOO LINE buying... (more)
Northwestern Steel and Wire #74 was built at Grand Trunk Western 8374 in 1929, was sold to NWS&L in 1960, and is seen here working the mill in 1978. Steam operations ended in December 1980 and the... (more)
On a hot afternoon in June 1973, Santa Fe 8712 West passes a classic signal bridge that's lost it's target signal. At this time the railroad was cutting down its signal bridges and replacing them ... (more)
One of the Lehigh Valley’s dynamic brake-equipped SW8’s idles at the west end of Allentown yard. Those 50’ Vermont Railway boxcars were a common sight in that era.
Orders at Porter. The conductor receives his orders as his train rolls west through Porter Junction in 1977.
An Illinois Central Highliner commuter train leaves a station just south of the Conrad Hilton hotel in Chicago and heads south to the suburbs. The Chicago, South Shore & South Bend also used (and ... (more)
ICG SW9 no. 455 and a vintage IC caboose idle between switching chores at Dubuque, IA on a balmy January day in 1976.
Union Pacific train HKB (Houston - KC - Bailey yard) passes Missouri Pacific's freight house in Denton, TX. The only object left in this scene besides the main track is the 186' Morrison Milling C... (more)
Built Like a Mack Truck
That phrase was very much a part of the fabric of Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the world headquarters of Mack Trucks. Although I grew up about twenty mi... (more)
CNW 6820 passes a MOW front end loader as it heads on to the BN at Saunders, WI in May of 1986. The train will use trackage rights to the Twin Cities. Note the train orders on a pole attached to a... (more)
Toledo, Peoria & Western’s Morton Switcher powered by the road’s lone EMD GP18 No. 600, switches a lumber yard at Morton, Illinois, on December 16, 1983.
A Detroit Edison coal train is parked at Lowellville, OH presumably on PLE trackage. The U30Cs and SD40s borrowed EMD's demo scheme from the SD45 era circa 1966.