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.
Santa Specials have finished for the day and Renishaw has its fire dropped.
Two NS MofW workers use ignited oil-soaked ropes to heat the two rails on the west side of the frog of this main line switch. The heat from the fire will expand the rails to align the bolt holes a... (more)
WMSR Fireman Dan Morris keeps 734 hot for photo patrons on the 2011 Winter photo charters by Carl Franz. Photo taken with permission of Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
Hot rail! Fixing a pull-a-part on continuous weld rail requires a few tools and a lot of fire.
For rail fans going through Denver, this engine has become somewhat of a landmark in lower downtown, where it has sat gathering rust since colliding with an ethanol tanker truck in July of 2009 (n... (more)
Engine 142's fireman takes a look at his fire as 142 waits to go to the shed after a day of excursions
fireman David Bradley shovels coal into former White Pass and Yukon #190 at Tweetsie Railroad.
Tanfield railway are celebrating 40 years of operations this year and this weekend is their gala. A night shoot was arranged with floodlights and fireworks
Fireman Chris Lambert throws another shovel of coal into the firebox of Western Maryland Shay 6 as we head up the mountain to Bald Knob on a rainy August afternoon.
With nearly a half a dozen passenger cars in tow with tourists, Western Maryland 6 makes her way up switchbacks of the Cass Scenic Railroad.
The fireman on WM 734 throws another well aimed shovel of coal into the firebox on a Carl Franz Photo Charter.
Don't blink, it's NOT a PhotoShop enhancement or a defective motor...it's a live optical trick with the propane flaming taking place at the industry along the tracks, giving the impression that fl... (more)
Sunset, Train, Signals, Fire and Smoke
Little Sparky – A BNSF MOW worker severs a rail on Main #1 at the Train Station in Fullerton California to make way for a 20 foot piece of panel track that will be laid in and bolted in... (more)