A different view of the Madison Hill, this time in color. For more views, view photo ID: 191033 and 191138.
"Into the Wood"
Who would have thought that the City of Madison, IN would own the steepest standard gauge main track in the country! At 5.89% it's no wonder there hasn't been any activity here in years. For a dif... (more)
Yes, it's really that steep. The Madison Incline is the steepest 'mainline' grade in the US, at just under 6%, it's steeper than Saluda and Raton pass. The grade wasn't on a true mainline, that is... (more)
Weed-covered doesn't begin to describe the state of the Bel-Del's tracks betwen Easton and West Easton. BDRV 1850 is towing THSX 2-8-2 #142 (cold and without main rods) as well as caboose #595 bac... (more)
Running with one ditch light burned out, 1545 plods along through a tunnel of trees.
Although the trees are still green into the first week of Fall, the rails shine red from the headlight of BRW 752.
A "tunnel of trees"...and a tunnel...as seen in this time exposure taken from Amtrak NPCU 90230 on the head end of trian 510, just south of Bellingham.
Dense foliage creates a tree tunnel which nicely frames eastbound Q388.
In typical shortline fashion, this former CP switcher trundles over rough rail and through a tunnel of trees just south of Three Bridges with three covered hopper cars.
Normally a coal train that is hauling only lumber cars. A large tree branch is wedged on the plow and it is blowing snow around.
The natural "tree tunnel" also located at Ozark, AR.
Definitely worthy of a chase west, passing through a tunnel of trees near Francisco coal mine.
446 emerges from the tree-tunnel.
PCC in the foliage