The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus train rolls west through Perkiomen Junction, Pennsylvania. The rails in the foreground are the former Reading Perkiomen Branch, which ran from here to ... (more)
It's not everyday you see an Amtrak Flat car in use, let alone one with triple axle trucks that is of US Army heritage.
A surprising appearance under the majestic canopy of the Bordeaux Saint Jean station: a flat car loaded with coal and a crane. The car is part of a steam charter going to Le Verdon.
Built Like a Mack Truck
That phrase was very much a part of the fabric of Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the world headquarters of Mack Trucks. Although I grew up about twenty mi... (more)
Shoving a dimensional load. A crewmember rides the rear of flat car QTTX 130706 as a transformer gets shoved towards CP's Lasalle yard, with CP 2262 pushing as they pass through Lasalle Sta... (more)
When large loads need to be moved, the heavy duty flat car does the trick. This 230 ton capacity flat car built in May of 2001 at the TTX Augusta, Georgia plant has a 27’ long depressed center wh... (more)
A unique load of steel on flatcars gets sorted in the UP's North Yard.
It is quite a sight to see these huge airplanes 'flying' through an urban environment on a railcar. The green protective coating on his Boeing 737 800 (n/s 3742 which now flies for Delta Airlines... (more)
One of the more odd loads to go through the Denver Yard was this Boeing 737 (Serial Number 3742).
Over 8,000 tones of worn Abrams tanks are seen being slugged upgrade into Woodford on a warm afternoon on Tehachapi. Making a somewhat rare appearance on a DODX train, two mid-train DPU's can be s... (more)
What I’m guessing is a three-phase circuit breaker is being delivered to a utility customer on an Illinois Central Gulf flat in this November, 1988 view at Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Lions and Tigers (No Bears)! Oh My!
In the 1990’s, I photographed the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s circus trains quite a few times. For me, along with seeing the long st... (more)
It's a Pumpkin Patch! This ex United States Army flat car is still in service, now for Amtrak. The original Army green and white lettering is still visible decades after it was built.
A Gunderson built bulkhead flat car sits on the West Point siding in the early morning hour looking like it's awaiting unloading of its heavy structural steel beams. ... (more)
Folks don't usually think of freight cars when they hear the name Amtrak, but Amtrak maintains a rather extensive fleet of freight cars to maintain its owned and leased portions of right of way. ... (more)