The operator is comfortable inside the warm station as the crew of a northbound freight battles the elements outside. They have made a setoff on the interchange track and are trying to return to ... (more)
Exiting what I believe was the only tunnel on the line, Pittsburg & Shawmut’s Brookville passes Thayerton, about a mile west of Colwell, Pennsylvania.
Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 201 rests on the pass-through track from the turntable as a shop employee walks between the two roundhouse buildings at the locomotive facility of Wisconsin Centra... (more)
Icicles, Blue Hour, and Snow
Snow flakes glisten in the headlight beam of #491 while taking water at the tank. Nearly a foot of snow fell on this day, just right for some shots... (more)
Roseville bound tonnage emerges from the Norden shed, led by a 'Sierra 5200', with a classic SP signal bridge framing the snowy scene. At the time the searchlight installations at Norden were (and... (more)
Nevada Northern's #93, here lettered for one of its former owners - Nevada Consolidated Copper Company - pulls the Steptoe Valley Flyer consist past the icicle laden freight house in East Ely. Wi... (more)
It's about 11PM on a cold snowy night in the north country of Wisconsin.....while most people are headin for bed I'm about to embark on a journey east from Portage to Milwaukee on a couple of old ... (more)
Westbound freight emerges from one of the tunnels at Eagle Pass west of Revelstoke.
A late Amtrak No. 5 the westbound California Zephyr approaches the station stop in Truckee. The first snowfall in quite awhile in the Sierras has fallen overnight and lingers into the Afternoon. T... (more)
CSX K160 pops out of Haverstraw Tunnel with a Hudson-cut plow SD40-2 leading the way.
Out of the Maw
Winter Dreamscape - Part 2
The prior Saturday I got this amazing image at State Line Tunnel: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/680266/
I'm a brand new Locomotive Engineer just promoted a few months ago from a Locomotive Fireman. So far since the 60's I broke in as a Telegrapher/Leverman Agent/OPR with Howard Wolfert....broke in a... (more)
Before the Fall!
Less than two weeks after this shot was taken - on February 12th - a portion of the west end of the 150 year old bore would collapse severing Pan Am Southern's... (more)
The Interstate heritage unit thunders out of Big Four #1 tunnel with train 754.
A big SD70ACU leads NS 233 out of an icy Big Four Tunnel #1 on a cold February morning.