In 1979, I watched Conrail C420 2077, former Lehigh & Hudson River 29, roll westward dead-in-train through East Penn Junction, Pennsylvania. It was leaving the Allentown area for the last time, an... (more)
A South Branch Valley work train rolls across Jefferson Street in Moorefield, West Virginia. Thirty-five years later, the tracks and the utility pole are the only items in this photo that still re... (more)
The South Branch Valley’s Industrial Brownhoist crane is seen on a siding in Moorefield, West Virginia. The ultra-heavy frame and lack of knuckle couplers strongly suggest that the wrecker came fr... (more)
You Really Gonna Leave Those Things In Our Yard?
Most of the population of remote McNeill, West Virginia is staring down the South Branch Valley maintenance train as it drops some ... (more)
In late 1982, The South Branch Valley was busy improving its infrastructure, as witnessed by this tie train at McNeill, West Virginia, just south of the “trough”. The improvements were short-lived... (more)
A westbound VIA rail train rolls through Brockville, Ontario. I believe that this was a Montreal – Toronto Rapido, a limited train that did not stop in Brockville.
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (5)
In the finale to this series, Via Rail Train 44 has departedt ... (more)
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (4)
After making its station stop at Brockville, Ontario, VIA Rail... (more)
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (3)
After the combined westbound Lakeshore, VIA Rail Trains 53 and 43, Railroad: VIA RailLocomotive: MLW FPA4Location: Brockville, Ontario, CanadaLocomotive #: VIA 6770Train ID: VIA 44/54Photo Date: July 28, 1980
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (2)
After both westbound Lakeshore sections, VIA Rail Trains 53 and 43, Railroad: VIA RailLocomotive: MLW FPA4Location: Brockville, Ontario, CanadaLocomotive #: VIA 6765Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 28, 1980
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence
Two trains with the name Lakeshore come together in Brockville, Ontario. In the foreground is VIA Rail train 53 from Montreal, while V... (more)
A Variant of a Variant
GE’s original B30-7 had a 16-cylinder 3000 horsepower FDL prime mover. After manufacturing 199 of the B30-7’s, GE switched to a 12-cylinder 3000 HP, launchin... (more)
A southbound Southern Railway manifest works past the small yard in Lynchburg, Virginia on a hazy July day.
A southbound Southern Railway Manifest rolls across the trestle over the Big Otter River north of Lynch Station, Virginia.
Four Southern GP38-2’s wheel a northbound freight past the James H Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex in Johnson City, Tennessee.