Two lone switchers sit engulfed by the steel structures around the Twin Ports. The structure on the right is used for loading grain into ships with the Blatnik Bridge in the background.
Dwarfed by the huge cooling towers of the power station baby Alco A204 returns light engine from its shunting duties.
The eastern end of Harmony Gold's rail system is operated by Sheltam, based at the former Saaiplaas steam depot near Virginia. Sheltam no.18 is seen here loading reef at Masimong Mine's no. 5 shaf... (more)
Former SAR/Spoornet/Transnet Freight Rail class 91, now operated by RRL Grindrod as their 91-03, departs Harmony Gold's Nyala Shaft with a full load of ore hoppers. The train will run over mine tr... (more)
Garratt # 12 of the Hwange Colliery, the former 15A 370 of National Railways of Zimbabwe (Beyer Peacock 1948), with a coal train in front of the impressive industrial complex of the mine.
MMA 811's lone B39-8 is seen here coming south past one of the feed mills in Ange-Gardien. The train itself is headed north from Farnham to Ste-Rosalie, but the crew ran light about a half-mile up... (more)
A once common scene in Western countries, now only to be seen in China: regular, every-day steam shunting at the Beitai steel mill. Here SY1561, built at the Tangshan locomotive factory in 1987 (!... (more)
A once common scene in Western countries, now only to be seen in China: regular, every-day steam shunting at the Beitai steel mill where SY0946, built at the Tangshan locomotive factory in 1975, w... (more)
It's afternoon and it's the weekend and these CHS switchers are resting comfortably, one even wrapped in a blankie, deep within the safe confines of the large CHS Elevator in Superior, WI waiting ... (more)
A once common scene in Western countries, now only to be seen in China: regular, every-day steam shunting at the slag pit of the Beitai steel mill in China´s Liaoning province. Immediately after d... (more)
A mill switcher waits the call for more plant chores.
Framed by an abandoned flyover from the River Terminal days, a Cleveland Works job shoves BOF scrap cars into Island Yard with the Cleveland skyline in the background.
While the business of making steel goes on in the background with the BOF, LMF and continuous caster all humming along yard job Y190 makes the first pull of two trips to first pickup empty coke ca... (more)
Magma Copper's mine to the San Manuel smelter shuttle train sits at the mine loading copper ore for the 8 mile run southeast to the smelter
A westbound train passes through one of the many mines located along the FCCA main.