CP/D&H train 701, empty sulfuric acid tank cars, has arrived from Baltimore at CSX’ East Side Yard in Philadelphia. The power, an all-MLW M636/C424/M636 lashup, has uncoupled from its train so the... (more)
CP/D&H train 556 rolls east through Pottstown, Southbound CP/D&H combined trains 556/558 rolls east through Royersford, Pennsylvania with an MLW C424 leading the pack. Although the D&H has seen tr... (more)
Stack capped, it appears that this Canadian Pacific S3 has reached the end of the road, shoved on a yard track in Smiths Falls, Ontario. An engagement with the scrapper’s torch was not in its futu... (more)
In the 1970’s, the Canadian Pacific’s branch from the main line at Smiths Falls, Ontario to the Canadian National’s Montreal – Toronto main line existed primarily for passenger service from Ottawa... (more)
EMD’s GP39 was a limited-production model, only penetrating the rosters of three railroads. Industrial Kennecott Copper bought one, shortline Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay purchased two, and Class 1 C... (more)
Loads East, Empties West
Hinton, West Virginia was a busy division point on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Although there was other traffic, the predominant commodity carried on the C&O wa... (more)
Doing exactly what they were purchased to do, a pair of Chessie SD50’s brings a trainload of tidewater-bound coal through Hinton, West Virginia on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line. SD50’s gained a ... (more)
Commuter passenger service presented unique challenges to the railroads that operated these trains. One of those challenges was keeping the lights on in the coaches. Long-distance passenger cars w... (more)
Five Burlington Northern six-axle units bring coal across the often-photographed Santa Fe bridge at Larkspur, Colorado. The Joint Line dates to World War I USRA control, when the parallel Pueblo-D... (more)
A trio of six-month-old Oakway SD60’s get an assist from a Burlington Northern C30-7 bringing a train of Power River Basin coal south on the Joint Line at Castle Rock.
Within sight of the geologic formation from which the town derives its name, a Burlington Northern coal train passes through Castle Rock, Colorado. The exhaust confirms that all units are working ... (more)
Trailing four Katy SD40-2’s, a Burlington Northern C30-7 leads a trainload of Powder River coal south on the Joint Line at Sedalia, Colorado.
The Boston & Maine painted GP38-2 200 in a bicentennial scheme as seen in an RP photo by ... (more)
Minuteman Without a Top Coat
Boston & Maine SW8 803 rolled out of LaGrange in 1953 wearing B&M’s maroon and gold “Minuteman” scheme. Service in the New England environment for twen... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe pig train exits the horseshoe at Allard, California. The train’s caboose can be seen in the distance, with 44 TOFC cars separating it from the engines.