While Class I's have gone to powered switches and heaters to keep snow and ice clear, railroads like Great Lakes Central still use a lot of old-fashioned methods, such as a broom and large up-righ... (more)
Pushers of the human kind attempt to roll a caboose downgrade through the yard at Bluefield on a miserably cold day in early 1985. They eventually succeeded, and the cab dropped down to a coupling... (more)
Superintendent Joe Kramer and Trainmaster's Thurow and Moerke stand next to the Nahant Hi-Rail at Ottumwa,IA.. We're on an inspection trip from Kansas City to Chicago. Not sure of the date but it... (more)
Interior of Armstrong lever equipped Z Tower.
In a scenario repeated countless time in railroading they are waiting, and talking "footboard talk", 99.9% of the time about something other than their occupation. The sun is high and warm and h... (more)
As the idling exhaust of two C40-9W's silhouettes the single car loader at Dan's Branch industrial track, two mining officials perform a physical inspection of the empty train prior to its loading... (more)
Seen through at boxpox drivers of an SY 2-8-2, a worker in Jalainur's massive locomotive workshop welds a new driver axles box. Soon, the axlebox will be placed and another 2-8-2 will return to wo... (more)
As the third trick operator at North Platte’s East Hump checks his array of glowing computer screens, cars continue to roll down the hump to be classified. A UTLX tank car rolls by the lights of t... (more)
Sections of the temporary panel track used to move the 4014 closer to the mainline are seen being disassembled here in preparation for re-assembly at the rear of the locomotive. After many hours ... (more)
A moment in time at Cumberland... As passengers board the eastbound Capitol Limited at the former site of B&O's Cumberland Station, the Queen City platform comes to life.. An exited... (more)
When I see this much orange in November I automatically think deer hunting but in this case it is a BNSF new-hire training class with 1663 providing the power.
Rondout Tower operator hands off orders via hoop in the rain to a Canadian Pacific freight heading south into Chicago.
A distant green over red indicates we are ready for a "Blue Hour" departure to Silver Bay with 156 cars of Taconite ore. A view in the cab of leased CREX 1201 operating on Northshore Mining.
Westbound Empire Builder with yours truly at the throttle. Photo by Milwaukee Road Engineer Ron Morales who was firing that trip.