Hot Rail After a freak snow storm the day before, the bolts of a joint bar seen on the left have broken due to rail... (more)
The fireman of 1954 built Andrew Barclay Sons and Co engine 'W.S.T.' empties the firebox at Rowley Station late one evening. Taken on a Canon 5D MKII, exposure was around 20 seconds.
The fire is dropped from locomotive Renishaw after a day working the scheduled services.
Fire-breathing monster: Flames escape the oil-fueled firebox of Rayonier #2 as she struggles up the 3.7% grade into Mineral. Fully aware of this phenomenon, the Railroad: Mount Rainier Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 Truck WillametteLocation: Mineral, Washington, USALocomotive #: Rayonier 2Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 02, 2010
This isn't your high school chemistry lab. A RailWorks crew has just dramatically ignited a thermite weld as construction activities for Sound Transit's Railroad: Sound TransitLocomotive: Thermite weldLocation: Lakewood, Washington, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 18, 2010
"Candela" on the Andes Cordillera
At 4387m / 14393ft above sea level, FCCA 1016 and 1018, both ex NS Dash8-39C, are climbing the harsh slopes (4.27%) on the east side of the An... (more)
Sanding the flues Ted Schulte, UP steam fireman, takes a glimpse into hell while sanding 844's flues after leaving Huntington westbound. Many thanks to Steve Lee, the UP steam crew, and th... (more)
Fireman Chris checks the firebox to make sure he has an even bed of coals.
Fireman Chris shovels coal while the 2317 pulls the Scranton Limited up the hill in the yard on her last day of operation before her 1472 day inspection.
What a snow blower? This piece of equipment was used by the Erie Lackawanna [and D&H] for burning weeds in the summer and to clear snow and ice from the switches in the winter. Never saw it do a... (more)
An SY Class being stripped ready for overhaul not as a preservered loco but to continue revenue earning service.
Fireman Jack Emerick III, using his famous overhand grip, is bailing coal into Steamtown's CN 3254's mighty maw so the locomotive can blast up the 1.5% grade to Moscow. Even though it is day time,... (more)
My last breakfast shot went down well this is the Great British Breakfast cooked 'footplate' style on the shovel.
The official launch of replica locomotive STEAM ELEPHANT and a party of red coats fire a salute in its honour.
This Wylie 'Fire Cart' was part of a lengthy group of maintenance of way machines working main #1 of Union Pacific's Provo Sub at Midvale, Utah.