Extraordinary circumstances have brought Rock Island 131 to Palmer Lake on June 27, 1965. A massive series of storms two weeks before swept away almost every railroad line into Denver. UP’s tracks... (more)
A baggage-express car, a coach and a snack-lounge behind a lone E-unit: This is all that’s left of the once-great Rocky Mountain Rocket by late September, 1966. Hard-pressed Rock Island lopped off... (more)
The LIRR's Harsco Spreader dubbed "Darth Vader" makes its official mainline run in the snow, mainly for the media to show the tax payer that their $1.5 million investment isn't rusting t... (more)
The Conrail and Penn Central heritage units pull train 27N west up track three around Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on a cold and windy night. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more i... (more)
A fellow railfan looks on as the world's 2nd largest railcar with a 1.5 million pound steam generator for VC Summers Electric Plant stretches out through the curve in Branchville at a "walking" pa... (more)
"New and Old Heritage"
A full day after the threat of the "Blizzard of 2015" was gone, North Jersey was treated with a beautiful morning. On that morning, Norfolk Southern's Pennsy... (more)
Creeping along in unfamiliar territory, Rock Island U25B 210 makes its way past damaged right-of-way at Spruce on Colorado’s Joint Line, on its way to Denver with piggyback and auto loads. The ri... (more)
Conrail E44's 4454-4461, are south bound on the NEC at Perryville, MD. 10/28/1978
Today's Chicago to Baltimore 24M came down the North East Corridor in the pre-dawn hours. Now, in the early morning snow and wind the Conrail and Penn Central Heritage Units shove their last cut o... (more)
The Amtrak Downeaster is the one to clear the path after the Blizzard of 2015 covered the tracks with 2 feet of snow. I was covered in snow after they passed. It was an awesome thing to experience... (more)
Passing the pit. In the midst of a long, steady climb out of Carson City, the former McCloud #18 lifts the pops as she hauls a short freight past the gaping Overman Pit, en route to Gold Hi... (more)
The fall sugar beet “campaign” draws Colorado railfans to the UP, the Burlington, Colorado & Southern and the Great Western. Few think of the Rock Island, but on November 6, 1965, a westbound beet... (more)
Sunrise on a Sunday morning finds eight locomotives at the M&E shop complex.
Regular train Namtu-Bawdwin
An amazing sunrise catches UP 8927 SD70AH (new to the Railpictures database) in the UP North Yard.