As the engineer has his grip on the throttle, Fireman J.W. Magee checks his fire prior to attacking the 1.0% grade with a 12 car train as his student keeps an eye ahead, assisting the engineer wit... (more)
Firing the cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 4 with a loaded 4 car train on the 11.0 % grade up to the Furka. Boiler pressure needle shows 13,5 bar (192 PSI), the coal is of good quality and the f... (more)
Fireman Jeff Dolhanczyk feeds the beast.
Valley Railroad fireman Bill launches a shovefull of coal into Mikado No. 40s firebox as the train pulls an excursion northbound through Chester, Connecticut
A Lancaster, California bound Metrolink commuter train makes its way through the Sand Canyon Fire near Tunnel #19. The 22,000+ acre wild fire has forced Antelope Valley Line trains to operate at r... (more)
Dry conditions combined with a stiff breeze fanned sparks from a rail grinder into a moderate grass fire. Crews on the grinder and those following on a special Northshore Mining fire train doused ... (more)
Soo Line caboose #47 has suffered some fire damage as it awaits repairs in Shops Yard in the summer of 1983.
A burned out SD40 sits at the shop waiting for work.
CN C40-8M 2440 and a flame throwing C40-8 2025 struggle over the continental divide at Yellowhead with a mixed bag G843 in tow.
Burn, Baby, Burn! BNSF 7903 blew its turbo during its eastbound trip on the Z LACCHI7 20L (high priority intermodal from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL). Kingman Fire Department met up with... (more)
Talk about a "HOT" train! An eastbound Canadian Pacific train led with Union Pacific power passes a controlled burn east of Blairmore, Alberta on CP's Crowsnest Sub.
"FEED THE BEAST"
Fireman Richard Butterworth slings a shovelful of coal into the hot belly of Baldwin 2-8-0 WMSR 734 between the Narrows and Helmstetter's Curve
After suffering burn damage a few weeks back, this 6E1 type locomotive awaits her fate of being hauled back to Cape Town where she will be scrapped.
"FROM THE INSIDE"
Many have seen 734 round Helmstetter's Curve from the outside. Here's a view of the tremendous work done inside the cab as Fireman Richard Butterworth shovels coal in... (more)
On August 11th, 2015, Portland and Western's Westside district trestle in Sherwood caught fire and was lost. Three teenagers were caught, cited for trespassing, and charged with reckless burning, ... (more)