New SEPTA ACS-64 on a test run. The 901 is pulling the 902 with pantographs down and 3 coaches.
A Conrail SD80MAC pair are departing the small yard at Pottstown with a ballast train. The train was loaded during the prior week at a quarry in nearby Douglasville, PA.
Birds Eye View. NS local H3A is returning to Abrams yard with a large train of empty tank cars. Drivers on parallel I-76 have a good view of the train as it approaches Flat Rock Tunnel on... (more)
Assembling "The Ocean". CN #1774 has completed assembling the consist for the outbound "Ocean" at Halifax. In a few hours, the train will depart for Montreal.
Big MLW Power on the D&H. After meeting train 555, the dispatcher has lined train 556 out of the siding at Wadhams. The big MLW units are smoking as they dig in to get the train moving.
Brand New in 1994. Union Pacific GE #9545 is only a few days old as it leads a coal train into Muskogee, OK.
6000 HP MACs ! A pair of 6000 horsepower SD90MAC-H II units are on the head end of a heavy eastbound unit train as it climbs Sherman Hill. The train is about to enter Hermosa Tunnel
Back in Service. In late 1988, an up-turn in rail business forced Conrail to pull some GP30 and GP35 units out of storage. One of the re-activated GP30s is shown leading a coal train. ... (more)
A BN Leader. An ex BN SD60M provides a break from the ubiquitous BNSF GE units. The long eastbound stack train has passed the iconic water tank at Bellemont and is starting the uphill cl... (more)
MLW Powered Stacks. Train 554 was a dependable morning train coming down the D&H into Binghamton, and it often featured MLW power. The train is pictured exiting Belden Tunnel on a cold m... (more)
Switchers in the Snow. A Conrail SW1500/SW1001 pair are on their way to service a major customer at the end of the ex PRR branch to Devault, Pa. Since this photo was taken, the customer ... (more)
Rarely Photographed. Rockport Tunnel is located in the Lehigh River gorge on ex Lehigh Valley trackage. Photographing the tunnel requires a lot of hiking, and a lot of luck to get a train... (more)
8444: Meet 844 For much of its life, UP 4-8-4 #844 carried the number 8444 so it wouldn't conflict with GP30 #844. Here, in Denver, the two got a chance to meet each other. The 844 was... (more)
Plowing Snow. A mid March storm has dumped 12+ inches of snow on Eastern PA. One of the first trains through Pottstown after the storm was TV-2. After taking the photo, I had just enough... (more)
Conrail Business Train. Conrail E8 #4020 leads a 4 car "Office Car Special" through the snow at White Haven, PA. The train is on ex Lehigh Valley rails, with the old Jersey Cent... (more)