Built as Pennsylvania Railroad 4934 in March, 1943, Amtrak GG1 4927 was one of a few GG1’s to be painted in this paint scheme.Tthe colorful rebranding may have been more interesting than PC/Amtrak... (more)
Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 4911 rolled out of the Juniata erecting halls in January, 1942. Two owners and over 38 years later, it’s waiting for its next passenger assignment at Ivy City terminal in... (more)
A couple of well-travelled RSD12’s work out their last days feeding the coal dumpers at Norfolk & Western’s Lambert’s Point yard. N&W 251 and 252 began life as Nickel Plate Road 326 and 327, respe... (more)
To the Torch
Three Conrail Alcos, two RSD12’s and an RSD15, stand among the freight cars in Conway Yard. The three Schenectady products are coming from the Altoona dead line, and a... (more)
Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line SW1200 111 stands in fresh paint at the road’s engine facility at Sewell’s Point, Virginia.
The first double-headed Pennsylvania Railroad steam combination since the PRR dropped its fires in the 1950’s pull a train out of the Groffs siding on the Strasburg Rai... (more)
Together Again for the First Time
When Strasburg’s ex-Canadian National 2-6-0 89 needed to receive major work, the staple of Pennsylvania Dutch country tourist attractions needed t... (more)
While double headed Pennsylvania Rail Road steam waits at the Groffs picnic grove, Strasburg 2-10-0 90 drifts through the spring switch to get around the waiting train.... (more)
The Strasburg Rail Road restored PRR 4-4-2 7002 to operating condition in 1983, Here the 7002 and PRR 4-4-0 1223 roll a doubleheaded train into the siding at Groffs in October of that year. This m... (more)
Thousands of rail photographers have made the pilgrimage to Cajon Pass, and the parallel former Santa Fe and Southern Pacific lines are taken for granted. It’s hard to believe that SP’s Palmdale C... (more)
The West Virginian is about to pass under the Norfolk & Western’s Shenandoah Valley line as it negotiates the gentle s-curve on the Baltimore & Ohio main line at Shenandoah Junction, West V... (more)
The West Virginian, flying white flags, rolls west through Hoods Mill, Maryland on a perfect September day.
On September 25, 1983, the Baltimore Chapter, NRHS, along with co-sponsors Railtours of America and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad operates an excursion from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry and Martinsb... (more)
A warm August morning finds Reading SW1500 2761 on one ot the turntable tracks of Conrail’s Bethlehem engine terminal.
Reading GP39-2 3410, at the Lehigh Valley engine terminal in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, waits for the call to go west.