Railroading is about time. And that means work can happen at any time. Locomotives need coal, water, fire and people to work. We can thank these folks for their work so that we may see wonders suc... (more)
Steamy Sheepscot Morning. A cloudy, chilly winter morning finds the visiting Monson Railroad #3 emitting tall plumes of steam as she heads for the upper yard at Sheepscot to coal up for the... (more)
Closing out.... One of the last Cannonballs departs Mt. Dora as crowds watch. Rumors are that a new operation is in the works. For now it's only FCEN as needed.
Sendoff of the Orange Blossom Cannonball last run on Saturday. Reenactors fired off a salute as the train departed one of the more emotional scenes observed as the clock ran out.
Wiscasset after dark. A female passenger chats briefly with the Fireman on WW&F Locomotive #9 shortly after their late-evening arrival on the platform in the seacoast village of Wiscasset, ... (more)
The engineer and fireman on the ATSF 3415 compare time and orders before taking charge of the 1919 built Pacific Type Baldwin 4-6-2.
Locomotive: ATSF 3415, ASV 4
Abilene, ... (more)
The 10 AM departure of the Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad's excursion train to Enterprise stomps out of town with Santa Fe 3415 at the head end, kicking off our visit to the 2nd Annual Smoky Va... (more)
Steam seems to defy gravity on a cold winters day, and on this 10 degree day in Alna, Maine it wafts about effortlessly. WW&F No 9 and short freight consist are seen departing Alna Center station ... (more)
After slowing for a signal, N&W 611 is again accelerating NS Train 957 towards Lynchburg through the town of Blackstone on the NS Norfolk District. It's time for another cinder shower.
Moments after Luke Lohrmeyer and I first lay eyes on Norfolk and Western 611, NS Train 957 stomps out of Crewe past MP 132 at restricted speed delayed in block after stopping to correct an issue w... (more)
The excursion NS Train 958 is making great time on its trip into Petersburg, VA and 611 smokes it up passing under an overpass outside Sutherland.
Locomotive: NW 611
Number 9 "blows her nose." The crew of WW&F #9 conducts a slightly unorthodox procedure to steam-clean their engine's smokebox. Engineman Rick Sisson (center) works the cleaning... (more)
The "Queen of the Kudzu", N&W J Class #611 brings NS Train 957 west down the NS Blue Ridge District pulling the 21 car "Cavalier" back to Lynchburg on the return leg of a round... (more)
The sound of of a deeply voice steam whistle echoing through the valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina is nothing short of beautifully harmonious. GSMR 1702 brings an excu... (more)
"Time Travel... What could very well be a scene a hundred years ago in 1917 Florida, in reality is one of the last runs of the "Orange Blossom Canonball" excursions out of Mount Dor... (more)