Outside Auto Train, I believe this is the largest Amtrak train I have ever personally witnessed. Running 10 hours late on June 28, 1998, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr crosses Blue Mountain ... (more)
GTW 6228 backs up as it heads toward the Memphis Valero Refinery to pick up several tank cars,
On the eve of nearly 24 hours of snow, a Tacoma Link street car leaves Tacoma Dome Station for Tacoma's Theater District. Not long after this shot the increasing snow shut the system down.
I purchased this 1950s (possibly late 1940s) era photo along with two others (previously posted) in the early to mid 1970s at a Chicago area train show / swap meet event. The seller was not the ph... (more)
The Irondale switcher picks up an autorack from a westbound.
A quick visit to the parents house in Bakersfield...had to go check out the green hills over the Tehachapi Mountains. With nice clouds I had a pretty good morning. Still physically limited to what... (more)
EMD touted the GP50 as a do-anything locomotive, but in actual service it seemed more runner than dragger. The model did not live up to the manufacturer's hype and proved unpopular on many roads,... (more)
A BN transfer train headed by two elderly EMDs from BN's 38th st yard to UP's 36th yard.
Fall in Alaska can be spectacular if not short and catching something other than a passenger train in Healy Canyon during the daylight hours is a treat. During the Fall and it is even a bigger bon... (more)
A solid set of aging Trona Railway EMDs begin the 31 mile journey out of the mineral rich Searles Valley to the connection with the Union Pacific at Searles.
Rebuild EMD SD70ACC, NS 1801, leads N11 from "little yard" South on the NS Loveridge Secondary.
With threatening skies looming in the background, BNSF 6674 eases its northbound Q train downgrade over the 1908-built bridge and into Rowen as the length of its double stack consist can be seen s... (more)
Uncle Pete lends a hand to Uncle Sam catching the last light of the day