In a state of disrepair, LTEX 1506 is trying to hold it together inside the S&I Locomotive Service shop in Opelousas, Louisiana. LTEX 1506 was built as Southern Railway 2232 in 1968 and later beca... (more)
The Old Soldier. Valley Railroad Consolidation #97 emerges from the Essex Locomotive Servicing Facility on a late fall afternoon in 2018, as her crew prepares her to make 3 North Pole Expre... (more)
A mish-mash of power is seen this morning at the diesel shops at Proctor, still primarily dominated by EMD's SD40 class. In this view we have SD40-2W, SD45T-2, SD40u, and the standard, SD40-2. How... (more)
On a sunny September day, Norfolk Southern's executive F-Units sit in Altoona awaiting their next assignment. Photo was taken from NS property with an escort and proper PPE.
UP 1011 awaits its next call to duty at Oxnard as Amtrak 782 highballs past the aging unit and yard office with a sharp looking F59PHI on the rear. With the ever dwindling number of patched UP mot... (more)
Tim L. (left) of the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society's 3751 steam crew speaks with a father and son next to the big 4-8-4's drive wheels as the locomotive simmers quietly at Union Stati... (more)
Built by Davenport, Iowa Ironworks Company, the Mary Jane Steam Engine was a wood-burner and, at its best speed, traveled 25 miles per hour. Records indicate the train was used for at least 50 yea... (more)
Carrying the well worn paint of the Missouri & Northern Arkansas, AEX 100002 rests at the shops of S&I Locomotive Services in Opelousas, Louisiana. Before running the White River Route this unit s... (more)
Gateway Western 1500 at S&I Locomotive Services in Opelousas, Louisiana. GWWR 1500 was built in 1973 as unit P&LE 1534 for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie.
This Geep 30 was built for the Union Pacific as UP 701 in 1963. Still together after 55 years (but not moving), AKDN 701 resides at S&I Locomotive Services in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Preparing Veterans For the Future. Tucked away in downtown Los Angeles, three BNSF GP60's and a Dash-8 look out of place sitting in Metrolink's Keller Yard. The four units are visiting the ... (more)
The Silver Splendor's Final Ride. It was a somber moment at Redondo Junction as many of us on the crew of Santa Fe 3751 watched an old friend - the private car "Silver Splendor" take its fi... (more)
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight slows to a crawl as it passes through the siding at Moorpark on a cool, fall morning. While this train normally races through town as speeds above 60, today the... (more)
The Future Is Closer Than You Think. SCAX 800 looks sharp in Keller Yard as one of the commuter rail agency's newest locomotives, an EMD F125, sits a stone's toss away on the same track.
Bathing In The Morning Light. As the helicopters of the Los Angeles Police Department catch the first rays of sunlight, Metrolink's sole F40PH sits below in Keller yard ready for another da... (more)