A tank car rolls into one of the 56 classification tracks at a busy Norris Yard. Thanks to the Southern Railway Historical Association and NS for allowing us to tour their yard.
Frosty evening (dumpcar)
Speeding southbound on the Brown Line entering the Loop trackage, a CTA train slams across the diamonds at Tower 18, in the northwest corner of Chicago's Loop. This is one of the busiest junctions... (more)
BNSF 797 South begins its climb up the Tehachapi Mountains, as it passes under one of two remaining cantilever signal bridges still in service between Bakersfield and Mojave.
A Pendolino unit cab is seen reflected in the station sign on the platform at Birmingham New Street. In a few years this station will change beyond recognition with a modernisation scheme
In the Middle of the Night; I say this with a big smile on my face, but I think I saw my friend Dave Honan do this once. A light snowfall provides the Star Wars effect. Funny thing is, sta... (more)
Originally built by the Southern Pacific in 1910, the Dumbarton Rail Bridge hasn't seen a train since 1982 but there is hope it will carry commute trains in the future.
Rotary OY made it to Cumbres, but that was enough for the first day and it backed away for an overnight rest. There have been a couple of questions about the"layering" of the snow. This was just... (more)
President-elect Barack Obama waves to thousands of cheering supporters from the back the 2009 Inaugural Amtrak special in Edgewood, Md.
A brilliant bolt of purple lightning makes an awesome backdrop for the interlocking signals at CP-431 in Depew, NY
A view of the Amtrak and Metra yards outside of Chicago Union Station as viewed from Sears Tower.
A time exposure of the southbound signal at South Romney, Ind., in the last summer of its almost-century-long existence. A full moon paints passing clouds high above.
A close up of the immense 8' 1" single driving wheel of GNR no. 1 at The National Railway Museum, York. You can clearly see the builder's plate dated 1870. Click more)
A heavy fall fog has dropped down over the yard at Centralia, WA as train M-PASTAC rolls into the yard to set out a bad order car. The switchman on the ground has bundled up and has his lantern on... (more)
Interior of an interlocking tower at Gdansk Olszynka station.