The chair in front of the fire is for her man when he returns from driving an early steam locomotive as they had no protection for the crew. The 0-4-0 locomotive in the shed illustrates this perfe... (more)
From Thessaloniki on the way to Drama depot, a small stop for water, at Gallikos station. The small size and the bad quality of coal cause instantly internal fire to the steam locomotive.
The fireman of BCL Mining & Smelter's 4-8-2 class LO #807 cleans his firebox grates at Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana (Africa) on a hot May 31, 2011. The camera could feel the heat.
This was part of the making of the movie "Stay Tuned" using Fillmore & Western's 2-8-0 on the Copper Basin near Florence. This scene is at "Hellhole" as the Devil's Engine 666 hits a dynamite wago... (more)
Passengers on the Empire Builder are about to be treated to the sight of a trackside hobo camp at dinnertime in the Cascade Mountains under a crescent moon
This was the result of a broken rail - the chip cars were not very rugged and usually did not survive a derailment. For some reason the woodchips caught fire - likely from the torches used to cut... (more)
Amy Beck places coal in the firebox of Shay #11.
The Fireman on Shay 6 shovels coal into the fire box as the train descends the hill from Bald Knob on Cass Scenic Railway... Thanks to MSR&LHA for the awesome weekend!
The bitter cold can play havoc on track. Here, two Wisconsin Central trackmen fix broken track bolts that were sheared off by the contracting rail in a “pull apart.” A kerosene-soaked rope is plac... (more)
Another SD60 cab gets the torch, as piece by piece falls to the ground below, with sparks flying in this front row seat.
Passenger train on fire in protest of poor rail service
SM42-2012 loco empties a special car for liquid slag on the Copper Works Legnica yard.
The kerosene ignites producing an impressive display of fire. In the background you can see former Agnew Lumber Shay #3. The tire is heated, expanding the tire and then it is beat off of the wheel... (more)
The steel tire from Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #11 is removed from its wheel. The tire is heated, expanding the tire and then it is beat off of the wheel with a sledge hammer.