Amtrak Service to Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Before taking delivery of seven AEM7’s, SEPTA wanted to test one of the electrics on the Reading side of its service, to see if that electr... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper 2
After making its two station stops at Strafford, Pennsylvania , two SEPTA R5 Limi... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper
While riding the first of three AEM7-pulled Limited trains that departed Philadelphia for western suburbs along the R5 line, the AEM7 on my train suffered a ... (more)
For a few years in the 1990’s I worked in downtown Philadelphia, and commuted from the western suburbs on the former PRR main line. There were three trains that left downtown at the end of the wor... (more)
A westbound late-afternoon SEPTA train approaches its station stop at Strafford, Pennsylvania. With its Victorian gingerbread architecture, the former PRR station at Strafford is one of the Pennsy... (more)
A surprise at the end of a southbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac train was this Clinchfield caboose.
The Orange Juice Train has been a staple of east coast railroading since 1971, when Tropicana instituted a once-a-week unit train between its processing facility in Bradenton, Florida, and its nor... (more)
A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac freight rolls across the massive truss bridge at Woodbridge, Virginia.
The Blue and the Gray
The blue and gray color scheme of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad has been said to have been inspired by the colors of the Union and Confeder... (more)
A B&O caboose brings up the rear of a northbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac pig train at Springfield, Virginia.
A northbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac pig train rolls through Springfield, Virginia on a cold January day.
Four Pittsburg & Shawmut SW9’s switch loaded and empty hoppers at Ringgold, Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville turn positions hoppers for loading loading at the Dora, Pennsylvania mine.
Flood Loading at Dora
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville Turn has positioned a cut of empty hoppers under the loader at Dora, Pennsylvania, and has begun to slowly pull them as a s... (more)
The fall foliage along the Pittsburg & Shawmut was always tremendous. Here the tracks are lined with colorful trees as a Brookville Turn passes the mine at Dora, Pennsylvania.