When the Susquehanna purchased the ex-DL&W Syracuse and Utica branches in 1982, it had an immediate need for additional power. Searching the used locomotive market, the NYS&W purchased five Alco C... (more)
When the Susquehanna lost its western interchange with the Lehigh and New England in 1961, its traffic naturally dropped off considerably. Nonetheless, its fleet of RS1’s and S2’s, most built duri... (more)
A Canadian National M420W leads a trio of dissimilarly-painted Central Vermont GP9’s north through St. Albans, Vermont. Over at the roundhouse, workers are tending to the turntable in the shadow o... (more)
Getting up air to head north of the border, three M420’s are almost ready to depart St. Albans yard with freight from the Central Vermont. Seeing wide-nose hood units was a novelty at the time. Li... (more)
Detroit Edison mid-train helpers work a train of empties through Nineveh, Pennsylvania on the Monongahela’s Manor branch. With 140 of DE’s 140-ton hoppers totaling in excess of 19,000 tons, this t... (more)
On its way to the Bailey mine, a Detroit Edison train of empties works upgrade through Nineveh, Pennsylvania. Nineveh is just a few miles outside of Waynesburg on the Monongahela’s Manor branch.
Taking another train of empties back to the mines, a trio of Monongahela Super 7’s crosses one of several bridges across the south branch of Tenmile Creek, this one as it leaves Waynesburg, Pennsy... (more)
Two remnants of long-gone rail companies are visible in this 1986 scene in the small community of Danielsville, Pennsylvania. In the left foreground is the Lehigh and New England’s freight station... (more)
Running against rush hour traffic, a late afternoon Washington-bound set of RDC’s arrive at the station stop at Laurel. Maryland.
Having long outlived their usefulness, the former Lehigh Valley Easton car shops stand in extreme disrepair in this 1979 view. I don’t think that the 1882 structure survived to see its centennial.... (more)
The Baltimore & Ohio kept company-service tank cars at some of its engine facilities, presumably for fuel storage. Photos exist showing cars that appear to be of later vinta... (more)
With the sprawling General Electric complex in Schenectady as a major on-line shipper, the Delaware & Hudson had to maintain a fleet of special-use flat cars. That flee... (more)
Under a blanket of low hanging clouds, a westbound Rio Grande manifest thunders through the reverse curve just east of Thompson, Utah.
Running from mounting afternoon storms, a westbound automotive train charges across the Utah desert near Floy.
Rolling through the desert moonscape at Floy, Utah, a late-afternoon Rio Grande manifest rolls east toward Colorado.