A thick fog has rolled in just as the sun begins to rise, while a classic Nickel Plate bracket mast beckons to an eastbound that is still a few miles away.
With a near 80% illuminated moon shining bright from above, the Callaghan intermediate displays a clear signal for an eastbound grain train while CSX E503 approaches from the east, silhouetting th... (more)
CP red meets John Deere green just east of Brooten as fieldwork gets back underway after several days of wet weather.
Things are getting quite green, so its back to the barn shot! This time with a green and silver leaser leading #277 past the farm.
SBB Cargo Re 4/4 II 11245 and Re 6/6 11662 with an empty gravel train.
Barriles is the end of the catenary on the line that goes to the Maria Elena mine. The electrics only work the hill section. The catenary has been removed beyond the Barriles ... (more)
This is the ugly new type of locomotive that will replace the nice elderly GE box cabs (see RPN pics #306703 or #309254). Not sure what "type" of locomotive this is ... if ever a name type was giv... (more)
Green and red version of the Ae 6/6 "Kantonslok" (with names and blazons of the 25 cantons of Switzerland and chromium decoration) in Limmattal shuunting yard. 11415 "Thurgau" is out of service to... (more)
Three of SBB Historic's Olten based locomotives, from left Ae 3/6 II 10439, Re 4/4 I 10001 and Ae 6/6 11425. 11001 (then 401) was built in 1946 for pulling light, fast trains, called "Leichtschnel... (more)
On the right, Re 6/6 11663 "Eglisau", one of only 4 left in the original green colors, is waiting for departure with train 75014 full of excavation material from the new Weinberg railway tunnel in... (more)
A line up of the famous Ae 6/6 Gotthard locomotive in Limmattal shunting yard (Rangierbahnhof Limmattal/RBL).
From left 11507 "Wildegg", 11477 "Martigny", 11415 "Thurgau" and 11425 "Genève".
Meeting of three icons of the Swiss Railway history in front of the shed in Arth Goldau. Oldest original steamlocomotive in working order, Ec 2/5 28 GENF from 1858, "Red Arrow" RAe 2/4 1001 from 1... (more)
In the Middle of the Night; I say this with a big smile on my face, but I think I saw my friend Dave Honan do this once. A light snowfall provides the Star Wars effect. Funny thing is, sta... (more)