Westbound Lakeshore Convergence
Two trains with the name Lakeshore come together in Brockville, Ontario. In the foreground is VIA Rail train 53 from Montreal, while V... (more)
A Variant of a Variant
GE’s original B30-7 had a 16-cylinder 3000 horsepower FDL prime mover. After manufacturing 199 of the B30-7’s, GE switched to a 12-cylinder 3000 HP, launchin... (more)
A southbound Southern Railway manifest works past the small yard in Lynchburg, Virginia on a hazy July day.
A southbound Southern Railway Manifest rolls across the trestle over the Big Otter River north of Lynch Station, Virginia.
Four Southern GP38-2’s wheel a northbound freight past the James H Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Former Chesapeake & Ohio Kanawha 2716 looks just fine as it wheels a southbound excursion over the Rapidan River at Rapidan, Virginia. Unfortunately, this is one of its last runs before a cracked ... (more)
The only 2-8-4 ever to appear on the Southern Railway’s roster, former C&O 2716, approaches the U.S. 15 underpass near Culpeper, Virginia with a 16 car excursion.
Chesapeake & Ohio Kanawha 2716, currently being restored to operable status at the Kentucky Railway Museum, has been targeted for excursion service three times previously. In 1979, the Clinchfield... (more)
Three years after being severely damaged in a Kentucky roundhouse fire, former Reading 4-8-4 2101 is stuffed and mounted at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.
The first movement of the Chessie Steam Special, a ferry move to Philadelphia and Baltimore, has come to a halt in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. If I recall correctly, the 2101 had an overheated ... (more)
The Chessie Steam Special makes its preinaugural ferry move south along the former Reading North Penn Branch. Here 4-8-4 2101 emerges from the south portal of the Perkasie tunnel.
The Genesis of the Chessie Steam Special
Although it won’t commence paid excursions for another two weeks, the locomotive and six cars of the Chessie Steam Special ar... (more)
Ready to Go
Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 2101 has completed its metamorphosis from American Freedom Train 1 to Chessie System 2101. Here it leaves the former Reading Company Saucon rou... (more)
East Broad Top doodlebug M-1 takes a spin on the Orbisonia turntable. The gas-electric’s day is over, and it’s time to go into the roundhouse.
East Broad Top doodlebug M-1 rolls past the Orbisonia machine shop. After an afternoon of shuttling back and forth to Shirleysburg, it’s time to head to the roundhouse.