An assortment of five Southern Pacific SD’s brings an eastbound train off of Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff at Dike.
An eastbound Southern Pacific train passes through Tunnel 5 as it ascends the Tehachapi grade.
SEPTA’s AEM7 test train has been reconfigured to point south, and is now leaving Lansdale to return to Philadelphia.
With its train of five blueliners in the Lansdale holding yard, the Amtrak AEM7 being tested by SEPTA has coupled to the opposite end of the MU cars, and is preparing to return to Philadelphia.
Blueliners and Silverliners
Two generations of the former Reading electrification stand in the holding yard at Lansdale, Pennsylvania. To the left is a five-car Lineup of Blueliner... (more)
In anticipation of delivery of seven AEM7’s, SEPTA wanted to test the new locomotives’ burden on its electrical distribution supplying the former Reading electrification. A Sunday, the slowest day... (more)
Inbound METRA Train 1274 approaches its station stop in Western Springs, Illinois as a blazing sunset lights the western sky.
Norfolk & Western 1218 works its train through the reverse curve at Rectortown, Virginia.
Fire and Fury
Mount 1218 erupts all over the settlement of Rectortown, Virginia, as it works its way east toward Manassas and Alexandria. With a heavy train, a reverse curve, and a... (more)
Norfolk & Western 1218 thunders through the village of Happy Creek, Virginia on its way to Front Royal. It’s easy to understand why the people who lived near the rails were happy to see the demise... (more)
Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 shows off its articulation as it approaches the I-66 overpass near Markham, Virginia. This was an Alexandria – Front Royal excursion.
Detroit, Toledo, & Ironton GP38 217 switches the yard in Lima, Ohio.
Having dumped their loads for the Jones & Laughlin steel furnaces, hoppers are now being returned by the Cuyahoga Valley to interchange connections. Soon they will be back at the mines.
Hot Steel Coming Through!
Cuyahoga Valley SW8 802 pulls a couple of cars of molten steel through the Jones & Laughlin steel mill in Cleveland. The long-gone Clark Avenue bridge, c... (more)
Ingots, Ingots, Everywhere
Or, more correctly, ingot molds. The Cuyahoga Valley, not to be confused with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic, was a steel mill switching road owned by Jones ... (more)