Couplers are a wonderful invention! Here are a pair of Type E double shelf couplers on tank cars rolling along at about 40 miles per hour on BNSF Railway's Barstow to San Diego train, nicknamed t... (more)
A southbound unit tank train comes to a stop a few miles before Palmer Lake due to an opposing northbound lined through the single track section there. Stopping here at the transition area betwee... (more)
An endless line of crude oil tankers looking nearly as seamless as the rails they are moving atop, roll on into the horizon as they make their way back to an oil loading terminal out west.
A study of a 60+ year old Pure Oil tank car truck journal box showing every bit of it's age.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe tank car No. 99911 is a training car used within BNSF’s Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) program across the railroad’s system. The... (more)
In the early morning hours of Dec. 5th, a Conrail crew was backing a cut of cars into the Kinder Morgan siding in Carteret when two cars carrying hazardous chemicals derailed. One car partially de... (more)
One of the tank cars used to bring in the fuel the Santa-Fe oil-burners needed on a coal-burning railroad is spotted by the roundhouse. Oil burners were a western railroad fuel not akin to PRR op... (more)
One of several tank cars used for training by the Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighter's Association sits in the West Springfield Yard.
The Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighers Association rosters a couple of different tank cars used in their training program.
TILX 350413 - Crude Oil Tank Car
TILX 350322 - Crude Oil Tank Car
The loaded tank cars full of Phenol show off their rail bending abilities as they move along the jointed rail of the State Do... (more)
When a freight car is built to haul heavier than normal loads such as this tank car carrying 297000 lbs of Vinyl acetate, a normal two axle truck will not do. Thus the distinctive three axle truc... (more)
The continuous and almost unending uniformity of empty sulfur tank cars takes to the siding at Gabbettville for a meet with Q678 on a rather cool and cloud free afternoon in August.
Phenol A tank car loaded with the chemical sits in the transfer yard ready for pickup by NS. Phenol is used in the making of polycarbonate (PC) which in turn can be used to make compact d... (more)