Two of the units from the derailment on 8/26 in San Timoteo Cyn in Redlands are now set to become scrap. These engines were part of a lightpower move that became a runaway train. The crew survived... (more)
California Dreaming! A wonderful chase of the SP Santa Cruz local during the week of Winterail in 1997 turned up this trio of still SP lettered units, and many fine images. This one however just ... (more)
RJ Corman and dozens of BNSF employees spent their Fourth of July finishing up work on the flooded tracks through downtown Minot. After posting on their computers the tracks would be open at 20:00... (more)
At 22:53 the kids (boys ages 7, 7, and 5), still up as they are wired on an intoxicating blend of "Smores", the excitement of the campfire on a short weekend camping trip, and railroading, get an ... (more)
GP38-2 1801 and GP40-2 2202 leads Polar Bear Express into Moosonee after a slow trip through heavy snow that put one engine out of service due to shorting and blocked vents on the second engine
An old lady still at work: this unit and its 4 sisters are the only GE Box Cab survivors in regular service today. Built in the mid and late 1920's they are among the oldest electric engines still... (more)
One of the Talgo sets split the consist down tracks 2 and 3. The train brought down the tall historic speaker tower (look at Union Station photos older than this date) and bumped up against the st... (more)
4 am crew call for a move to San Pedro
A Union Pacific Operation Lifesaver Special heads through Price River Canyon along a D&RGW icon in it's own right, Castle Gate. The Rio Grande utilized this rugged rock monument for promotional ph... (more)
Let it Snow! An early December snowfall blankets Helmstetters Curve.
GM perfoming high altitude tests on unit.
At sunrise BNSF 1070 leads train 12T west over the trestle spanning the Genesee River and the high falls in Letchworth State Park.
UP 580, flanger duty, poses while another flanger lead by UP 600 is ready to battle the snow over the summit