A kiss before parting: a young couple shares a goodbye before one of them boards Amtrak 742 for Sacramento at the classic ex-SP passenger station at San Jose.
Work continues into the night to rerail a coal train that jumped the tracks due to a sun kink.
This old Santa Fe RPO now owned by the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad in Duluth, awaits restoration on the Radford siding in West Duluth.
A large transformer load on its way through Superior.
Three trains cross the landscape as they leave visable exhaust above the horizon. Storm clouds look to be brewing as 4th of July fireworks are soon to be off the ground. A snow fence and oil well ... (more)
CNs latest Distributed Braking Container on the rear of Q 199. The container also doubles as a FRED, note the three light bars on the back of the container.
A new concept in braking, this Distributed Braking Container is on it's trial run from Chicago to Vancouver on CN train 199.
After two forty hour shifts with the Lexington Fire Dept, and days without power, I finally can post pics from the ice storm. Thousands are still without power as I post this. Here's hoping everyo... (more)
A colorful gon departs the SBS yard in Saginaw.
Removal of Southern Pacific's old searchlight signals continues along the Santa Barbara Sub. Sunset seems appropriate to define the closing of this era...
This is the old steam-era backshop at Corbin--which continued to service diesels until it was replaced in the mid-1980s with a new shop. Four FA-2s are seen here---plus a pair of Alco B-B trucks b... (more)
A contract field welding gang completes two welds at the junction with CSX at Frisco.
Westbound NS excursion train passes a classic "See Rock City" barn.
Westmoreland Coal's Dump Train loads at the Holton Mine complex. This unique operation ran from 1988 until Westmoreland's shut down of its Virginia operations in August 1995.
Who says bentonite isn't dusty?