Two weeks after my 15th birthday, at the end of one of the busiest days I have seen on the Ayer Sub, the third loaded grain train of the day crosses the massive Joso Bridge over the Snake River, a... (more)
Monday morning, BM GP40 #332, the last GP40 to wear Boston & Maine, derailed just West of Lawrence yard as the power for a Lawrence local job. BM #332 dug into the dirt after leaving the rails and... (more)
With the temperature close to zero, Amtrak train no. 6, the California Zephyr descends the grade at Big Ten Curve with the Denver Metro area in the background.
As the early morning sunlight of an early summer day begins to shine into the winding Palouse River Canyon, a northbound empty grain train emerges from Tunnel 14 and passes along one of many narro... (more)
"Leaving Dundee Yard"
The last remaining U34CH, Erie Lackawanna/NJDOT 3372, moves for the first time in well over 10 years as a Morristown & Erie extra job tows it out of storage f... (more)
A quartet of Roy Hill General Electric Transportation System ES44AC6 locomotives - RHA 1001, 1003, 1012, and 1011, are joined by a BNSF ES44AC and brand new CN ES44AC 2904 on the GETS test track a... (more)
A somewhat rare early November snowfall along with the last of the fall foliage creates a unique scene at Poplar, NC as a loaded grain train works uphill on the south end of the former Clinchfield... (more)
Wrecked back in July in Sewickley, Pa, UP 5594 is finally being transported from Conway Yard to Curry Supply Company in Hollidaysburg, PA. It is still unknown what will become of this unit.
Tough winter day on the Kyle—22: “Whoa,… whoa,… WHOA!,” rings out over the scanner as we pass the Kyle plow extra going through Kanorado, Kansas, on January 2, 2007. I look back to see plow MWK 06... (more)
Oops! BN GP9 1853 stubbed its toe at the Tacoma turntable, and several unhappy BN employees get the privilege of getting her back on track. I don't envy the guy underneath the coupler! 1853 began ... (more)
A washout near Chester, AR caused a derailment of the nocturnal A&M Fort Smith Turn in mid September. The lead locomotive rolled on its left side during the incident. Fortunately the crew did not ... (more)
Western grain train drops down the Elkhorn grade through the dense fog on a fall morning in late October.
BNSF 274 leads a Seattle to Pasco manifest freight past Maryhill siding as Mt. Hood stands tall in the background.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" unit, SD60E number 6920, leads Piedmont Division local train P2N across the White Oak River in Stella, North Carolina. The train is moving mil... (more)
Colorado & Southern 2-8-0 no. 608 surrounded by freight cars in the yard behind Denver Union Station in 1958. Photograph by more)