The Alaska Railroad has no physical connection to the rest of the North American rail network. But that doesn't prevent them from having a robust interchange. The ... (more)
The much-talked-about firebox of 2716 was the major focus of the initial inspection. In this shot, Jason Sobczynski, founding member of KSHCO and owner of Next Generation Rail Services, prepares t... (more)
D&H Sharks 1205 and 1216 sit outside near the CNW engine facilities in Escanaba. Soon, they will be moved indoors to protect them, but at a price of rarely being seen.
With the upper reaches of Tehachapi's western slope blanketed in a yet undisturbed dusting of snow the labored roar of eastbound tonnage, battling up the mountain, reverberates through the quiet w... (more)
December 17th past year, four gondola cars loaden with scrap metal run away from a private siding and hit the buffer at the end of the side protection switch. Two of the wagons could be removed wi... (more)
A family vacation of good balance. My wife likes to fish, and I like to watch trains. Our oldest boy likes everything, so we spent a nice Saturday afternoon enjoying the Mississippi River around D... (more)
A six-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s drift through Helper Yard prior to cutting into a 100 car coal train for the steep climb to Soldier Summit. In the group are DRGW 5390, DRGW 5342, DRGW 5373, DRGW... (more)
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with only a few exceptions, lines of dead steam locomotives awaited the scrapper's torch across the countr... (more)
Happy Birthday, Amtrak! 5 years ago to the day I took this photo just north of the 9th street overpass on a day with similarly damp weather like today. We were putting finishing touches on the E... (more)
I've always said that rail fanning is 20 percent skill, 30 percent knowledge, and 50 percent luck. Well, today was nearly all luck. After having dinner in Peach Springs, my folks and I walked out ... (more)
Special track at Avaroa (border Bolivia/Chile): who knows the reason?
Future BNSF locomotives are produced at the GE Manufacturing Solutions plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
An empty crude oil train hugs the shoreline of the Clark Fork River as it traverses the stunning Cabinet Gorge on its way toward Missoula, Laurel, and points east.
While Railfanning on the C & O main at Richmond, VA, I found this turtle in the middle of the two grades trying to cross over to the other side towards the River. I was watching him for nearly an ... (more)