With the demise of the Paris-South-East TGVs I thought I would dig into the past to see if I had photographed No 1 'Patrick' but alas no. (see Jean-Marc Frybourg's excellent photos of No1 making i... (more)
One of Amtrak's two Bombardier LRC locomotives poses at South Station in Boston before departing for New Haven on train 153, the Beacon Hill. The year-long LRC lease did not lead to any US sales b... (more)
4 generations of Shinkansen trains standing side by side at the
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park museum in Nagoya.
Both powered by Alco 251 prime movers and both built at the MLW plant in East End Montreal, LRC-3 VIA 6921 & M-630 CP 4563 sit side by side at Exporail.
In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)
A northbound Metroliner is trailing a long cloud of dust as it starts to decelerate for the Susquehanna River crossing. Note the different pantographs on the GE-equipped 1st car and the Westingho... (more)
Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)
As seen from the top of Breakneck Ridge north of Cold Spring, NY, an Amtrak Turboliner races up the Hudson Valley towards Albany. I later learned that the rock formation on which I was innocently ... (more)
Mike Keim Photo.
The new Hiawatha at Canal Street....Mike Keim Photo. Correction...4-4-2
Here is another example of one of the Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This beautiful streamlined locomotive was known as the "Blue Goose". My... (more)
The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.
This picture s... (more)
Everything in this picture is brand new: the trains are a few months old, the high speed line is not yet open to commercial service (it will take one more year befo... (more)
The first TGV prototype at a time when it was still a test bed for the French high speed. It was a turbotrain but the decision had been made to electrify the first high speed line (Paris-Lyon). So... (more)