Little Depot in the Sky
A top the highest active railroad in the United States is the Cumbres Depot, nee Section House, straddling the divide at Cumbres Pass, elevation 10,015 fe... (more)
Welders at Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop repair freight car truck side frames on September 28, 2011.
Ripped to pieces. This tank car has had better days but is now being scrapped after being involved in a derailment. The tank sitting beside the slain car has a similar fate as it is next in line f... (more)
A couple of knuckleheads
Now, the world unique turntable with 3 crossing standard gauge rack-tracks (Riggenbach cogwheel system) of the Rigi Bahnen is finished. In addition to turning short vehicles, runs of longer trains... (more)
On March 3, 2021 an eastbound manifest train derailed near Ludlow, putting 44 cars on the ground. It took a few days to get rail traffic restored but almost 2 months later there are the remains of... (more)
On a quiet February 7, 2005, morning, a lonely crossbuck guards a rarely-used grade crossing on the Nevada Northern Railway at East Ely, Nevada.
New and unique worldwide! The rack railroad from Vitznau to the Rigi, opened in 1871 as the first mountain railroad in Europe, already had a turntable with two intersecting rack tracks at the bott... (more)
The rack railroad from Vitznau to the Rigi, opened in 1871 as the first mountain railroad in Europe, already had a turntable with two intersecting rack tracks at the bottom station to enable the c... (more)
Bridge to nowhere...This is all that's left of an industrial siding off the former Clinchfield RR just north of Marion NC. The siding served the American Thread Company, now known as Coats North A... (more)
The CSX OCS, running as P001, slows down to the crew change point on the old main at Wauhatchie. While the two GEVO's were a bit of a bummer, the main draw for me was the debut of the newest addit... (more)
"Sunbathing in Bluefield": Higginbotham's Summit - 363.3 miles from Norfolk at the top of a 1.0 percent grade when the N&W arrived in 1882-1883 while forming its lines west of the New Ri... (more)
Ex TBA and Trenes Argentinos Toshiba EMU consists, apart from service since 2016 and ready to be scrapped at Colegiales ex-yard.
Railroading has changed a lot since I took this photo of a massive coal train derailment on the shared BN/CN route through Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.
Built ... (more)