Sometimes, quite by accident, you discover something truly extraordinary. On July 24, 2000, I found a Union Pacific coal train departing Provo, traveling west down the Sharp Subdivision on its way... (more)
3 Trailer Train flatcars bring an unusual load thru Duplainville, WI in March of 1987. The load is from Phoenix Steel and almost looks like the framework for some type of movable bridge.
I had to make a quick stop to the Hopkins overpass at Oshawa/Whitby before its closure due to a GO Transit rail layover facility. Here is a nice three way with CN G87441 23 (Bloom, MB - Limoilou, ... (more)
SP 10, a RDC, os being towed by the BNSF Railway to the yet-to-be built Southern Pacific History Center, in Northern California, where they plan to restore the RDC to operating conditions. Here, S... (more)
Old meets new as a steam drawn passenger excursion passes a hot shot intermodal and parked mixed freight at Burnside on the Saturday trip of the weekend excursions between Lexington Kentucky and O... (more)
Coal trains pass on Crawford Hill below Belmont, Nebraska, on July 12, 2008. The loaded train climbing the hill is a XCLX (Xcel Energy) unit train of hoppers, while the downgrade empty is composed... (more)
The daily run of autoracks from Louisville, KY to Dixiana, SC sees a former Conrail SD60 with marker lights illuminated doing some quick yard work. They are in the process of setting off a few ca... (more)
The abandoned loading platform only emphasizes just how bent up this gondola is. Photographed on Jones Island in Milwaukee in May of 1983.
MYSTERY LOAD on KRL 500605 sits idle while a pair of GP 35u are drilling the yard behind it. Kevin Burkholder mentions in one of its picture that it's an aircraft press that is destined t... (more)
TOFC? Tanker on flat car? GCTX 413115 rides a JTTX flatcar after a derailment in a photo taken in Caledonia, WI on the C&NW New Line in November of 1988.
Conductor Shad T. Wright calls car lengths for P43s engineer as they shove back.
CNW caboose 11037 brings up the end of an ore train as it ducks under M35 near Marquette, MI in August of 1984.
Where 'ya going? A hobo rides a MILW covered hopper in the Twin Cities in May of 1986. Once common, security issues have pretty much eliminated this activity.
One of the neat things about work trains in the 1980's was the variety of old freight cars you could see with them, such as this Soo Line outside braced wood boxcar at Shops yard in 1983