The distant roar of a Westbound grain train clawing up the .65% grade out of the Souris River Valley fills the chilly Spring night sky; and the intermediate signal at MP 16.7 gives a proceed indic... (more)
The classic ACL Signal bridge at Lane, SC has stood for decades as hundreds of thousands of trains have passed under it's classic target signals. It's Safetran replacement awaits activation on Ma... (more)
Fire and Brimstone... heating the rails with a copious amount of coal and diesel fuel. With sledge hammer in hand, the hot rail is slowly knocked into place on a curved stretch crossing Straight C... (more)
Thermit welding is not something you see very often and certainly not in the tight confines of the New York City Subway. This process is used to weld two pieces of very hard metal such as steel ra... (more)
In the last minutes of daylight, CSX SB 1000 stops on the main behind the Fonda office before continuing east. Winter storm Juno has left the area largely unscathed. However as little as ten miles... (more)
In the quietest moments of a winter storm, fire and ice converge in the tangled trackwork at Metra's busiest interlocking in the Chicagoland area.
Chilly night along Elkhorn Creek.