Slowly but surely the jungle returns to take over what man has made. Watawala station looks even more venerable than usual with the arrival of a steam-hauled mixed, recreating pre-diesel days on ... (more)
The barely audible gurgle of flowing water in Roundtop Creek is momentarily interrupted by the sound and fury of Hammond Lumber 17, re-enacting a scene typical of the Pacific coast forests 50 or m... (more)
Molten slag fills a cauldron car while the standard light Mikado goes about some switching chores in the giant Anshan mill, which, at the time, had steam, diesel and electric power. I was given f... (more)
A tired looking FL-9 pauses at Springfield on an intermodal freight. Photo by the late H.A.Smith, negative and copyright owned by myself.
A carload of brass, including the Premier of the Province of British Columbia and high-ranking railroad officials, near the end of their Vancouver-Mission-Vancouver inspection jaunt. The purpose ... (more)
This is not a museum but a working railroad shop, powered by belts and a stationary steam engine. While the attraction of Java sugar mills was, until recently, the presence of working steam, some... (more)
The crew of preserved Romanian 230.516 share some conversation while waiting in the hole for the regular passenger service. While the narrow gauge logging lines in Romania are relatively well kno... (more)
Semboro Sugar Mill in East Java once boasted 300 km of narrow gauge track. Even in 2008, 100 km remained active although largely in the care of diesel traction. One of the last active steam loco... (more)
The temperature is hovering around zero as a weak winter sun throws its first rays over the land, revealing a pair of QJ's about to start up the east ramp of Jingpeng Pass. Although this scene is... (more)
The early morning sun has just risen, illuminating the locomotive's motion, an area typically lost in shadow.
D&S K-28 #473 heads a railroad-sponsored photographers' special through Animas Canyon at the peak of the colorful autumn leaves
A trio of UP locomotives lead by 7929 tread carefully down the long grade on the D&RGW main from Soldier Summit to Helper and Price on an early autumn morning.
Demodara features a spiral constructed in 1921 to allow the railway to maintain an already grueling 1:44 (2.3%) gradient on its mountainous "main line". Here a 2012-built Chinese DMU se... (more)
Adjacent to Lion's Mouth (see photo 566118) is a short tunnel through a feature known as Elephant's Back. Here the Farrail.net photo freight approaches this tunnel in the "up" direction ... (more)
The clouds parted ever so briefly to reveal the Farrail.net steam charter in the "loop", awaiting overtaking by a regular service train. This station is at 1615 metres (5298 feet) above... (more)