Eighteen of the Lehigh Valley’s SW8’s were equipped with dynamic brakes. Here one of them has been set off in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Part of the Lehigh Valley roundhouse can be seen in the dista... (more)
Still in its as-delivered 1950 paint scheme, Lehigh Valley SW8 254 works near R Tower in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Countless Alco switchers were rebuilt with Caterpillar or Cummins engines, and sold to small mine operations throughout Appalachia. Most had their cabs removed or sealed s... (more)
Green Bay & Western C424 321 crosses South Biron Drive as it switches the paper mill at Biron, Wisconsin.
Working amidst piles of pulpwood, Green Bay & Western C424 321 switches the paper mill at Biron, Wisconsin. The Alco began life as Erie Lackawanna 2415, and ended up at the Livonia, Avon & Lakevil... (more)
Early CSX paint schemes included variants that were not widely propagated. Here, a C&O 100-ton hopper has retained its reporting marks, and the CSX logo includes the word, “Transportation”. This w... (more)
Five months old, a Florida East Coast boxcar rolls through Belt Line Junction, Pennsylvania.
Escanaba & Lake Superior was another of the many short lines that tried to cash in on the short-lived per diem box car market. Here one of their cars rolls through McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
In the past few years I’ve seen photos that included Cryo-Trans reefers that were filthy and tagged beyond recognition. Here is what one looked like when fresh.
No Shore Line Around Here
Temporarily removed from its environs along the western shore of Lake Erie, Detroit & Toledo Shore Line SW9 118 finds itself in a land-locked location. Ap... (more)
Boston & Maine SW9 1226 waits between assignments in the yard at Lowell, Massachusetts.
The westbound Rio Grande Zephyr is stretching its legs as it is making track speed west of Glenwood Springs at Newcastle, Colorado.
Using baggage carts that date back well into the steam era, the Glenwood Springs station crew handles the baggage for the Rio Grande Zephyr. It looks like the guy on the cart is thinking, “... (more)
Train Time in Glenwood Springs
The Rio Grande Zephyr makes a station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado on a pleasant March day. While processing this photo, I was surprised... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This was one of the longer stops along the way from Denver to Salt Lake City.