The Shocks Mills Bridge in Maritetta, PA provided a side shot of the Virginia Museum of Transportation's former Norfolk and Western Railroad J Class 611 (4-8-4) on Monday, October 28, 2019. Unfort... (more)
A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection
A Bruce van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
Fallen flag boxcars in pre-graffiti days lead Conrail's N5B caboose No. 22874 over the old stone arch bridge at the confluence of the Chickies (or Chiques) Creek and the Susquehanna River. The 22... (more)
Valentine's Day 1976, and the Penn Central Era is drawing to a close, as two GG-1s head west on the A&S Branch. The 4870 was built by PRR/Westinghouse in December 1938, and its sister No. 4838 wa... (more)
Two Penn Central GG-1s lead an eastbound manifest down the Susquehanna Valley at the west end of Lake Siding, as seen from the aerie of Chickies Rock.
Valentine's Day 1976, with an A-B-A set of eastbound ex-PRR GP9s. This 5,250 hp combo was probably the final nail in the coffin for PRR steam on its old Middle Division, supplanting the storied M... (more)
A westbound E33-powered freight passes under the "low grade" signal bridge at the west end of Marietta. No. 4606 was built by GE as the Virginian Railway's No. 137 in December of 1956.
A PRR High-Cube boxcar trails an E-44 eastbound, probably heading to an auto assembly plant in Delaware or New Jersey. The 110288 was built by Pullman-Standard in 1964-65 as part of PRR series 11... (more)
The 4887 and 4889 are at the head end of an eastbound freight at the confluence of the Chickies Creek with the Susquehanna River. Both of these engines could be frequently found pulling the Broad... (more)
Three well-worn Penn Central GG-1s lead two Deepwater Green bay-window cabooses west on a muggy Memorial Day weekend.
"Old Rivets" No. 4800 with Train EB-4 (Enola to Baltimore) is waiting right behind another Penn Central freight for westbound traffic to clear. I remember the 4800's engineer commenting... (more)
"Old Rivets" in her US Bicentennial dress is tripleheading eastbound, with all units front-pans up. (Standard PRR-PC-CR practice for Gs was to run with the rear pantographs up, in case ... (more)
The CR 4430 West has a single E44 running long-hood forward at the head end of an empty hopper train. The first car is marked AEPX, for "American Electric Power Service Corporation." The... (more)
Probably the easiest assignment of all-time for a GG-1 was the 1-car Washington Section of the National Limited. This train was a bit elusive, running Mon-Wed-Fri, leaving Washington at 12:30 p.m... (more)