Fortunately, the trains are almost empty, just carrying some supplies for the mines when they climb the mountain. The hoppers are empty. The other way round the train is much heavier, full wit... (more)
Loco Engineer Neil D. connects the MU cable and brake hoses between three banker locos and the road power of an eastbound coal train for a run up through the 3% Otira tunnel. 5304 is the lead lead... (more)
In the Scranton roundhouse, AKA "the barn," Bruce and Kevin were prepping steam locomotive CN 2-8-2 No. 3254 for the days run after repairs the day before. They were using a fork lift to replace t... (more)
The absolutely unmistakable form of the Forth Bridge towers over the Firth of Forth, silhouetted by the twilit sky and lit from below and within by spotlights. This bridge didn't take shape by me... (more)
The dawn breaks on a beautiful scene in front of me, featuring the Tugaloo River, marshes left by a 12ft-low Lake Hartwell, the Tugaloo River Trestle, and, of course, NS 204P416, led by NS 2616, N... (more)
During Amtrak No. 5’s station stop at the temporary depot across from Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, lead locomotive No. 134 needed to have a shattered mirror replaced. You have to be a somewhat... (more)
Wheels, Rods, Lights and Mirrors: The California State Railroad Museum's dazzling display of V&T #13 "Empire" looks like something borrowed from a Detroit Auto Show.
A full moon softly illuminates the crossing point at the Williams Loop. A train, as yet unseen, approaches out of the Feather River Canyon to the west, turning the signal red.
Narrow gauge 99 5901 seen with its passenger train shortly before reaching the station Sternhaus Ramberg on the Selketalbahn. Taken on a Farrail photo charter.
No. 3254 Left Eccentric Crank
HG 3/4 # 4 (former Furka-Oberalp Bahn) is crossing the Furka pass road near Km 48.9, a Fiat 508 Balilla 3 marce from 1932 has to wait.
BNSF MOW workers take care of a switch a few miles north of Reno Junction on the Orin Sub.
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)
After barely making it to Slaton in time for a crew change, an eastbound intermodal is once again on the move across the flatland of western Texas.