The Sanctum of the Leviathans
The Little Train to Oblivion. Denver and Rio Grande Western #463 leads a circa 1939 train out of Antonito westward.
One very popular excursion. Just 4 minutes after departure from Essex Depot, the Valley Railroad's 2:30 PM Santa Special has cleared the yard limit and begins to accelerate to track speed o... (more)
N&W 611 passes the classic Southern Railway signals at milepost 239.8 in Danville, VA on its way to the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer for its annual inspection.
Catching the last rays of the low winter sun, the Strasburg's No. 90 backs three freight cars toward the NS interchange on a pleasant late afternoon in December. Temperatures topped out at 59 deg... (more)
No. 475 is pulling a 10-car "Steampunk Weekend" train down the grade into the yard area. The 475 was built by Baldwin in 1906 for the Norfolk & Western Railway.
Rushing an eastbound excursion toward Radford the classic Mikado attracts some bovine attention in the bucolic interlude between Marion and the vast metropolis of McMullan. When there don't miss ... (more)
Sunset North Pole Express. Just a few minutes from official sunset, the first of the Valley Railroad's 5 North Pole Express Trains rumbles north across the Deep River Creek Bridge on its wa... (more)
Roanoke's finest hustles through the High Point Amtrak station ahead of the incoming winter storm. The arctic blast brought out some beautiful plumes of smoke from the sleek J.
Norfolk & Western 611 flies underneath the Southern Railway signal bridge at Smothers on the Danville District of the Piedmont Division. The 1950 Class J is making light work of a water tender, tw... (more)
Crossing the Little Juniata River. Just a couple of miles outside Hollidaysburg, the Everett Railroad's 1 PM Santa's Express Train rumbles across the Little Juniata River Bridge en route to... (more)
One minute to go.... It's 12:59 PM and the Everett Railroad's 1 PM Santa's Express is less than 60 seconds from getting the high-ball for the run to Brookes Mill. A couple of straggling ti... (more)
With threats of 3 inches of snow on Thursday earlier in the week, I elected to use a day off I had earned at work on Friday, as I wanted to light up the 1225 in the snow. Well, Owosso happened to... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With 2016 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.2. The main reason for the trip to Colorado was to attend a two-... (more)
This logging Mikado, a Baldwin product of 1922, has been a longtime fixture at Avery Park in Corvallis, OR. The smokebox had been decorated with a wreath for Christmas.