SP helper engineer and conductor make their way off their trailing unit. The BKDOU they're helping has suffered some sort of failure near the head end, and the conductor (closest to us) will walk ... (more)
Four different locomotive model types in different phases of repair, wait for their turn to go back into the Jenks Shops for more work.
What would end up being the lone SW1 to survive on Amtrak's roster is seen getting a complete overhaul, and came out of the shop better than new. This unit had been the shop switcher for the Wilm... (more)
Let there be light! The 927 receives a ditch light mod, as required by law.
BN SD45 No. 6418, wrecked in a derailment near Skykomish, WA, in 1972, sits in the yard in a sad state. The SD45 is ex-NP No. 3618.
The C&O Dash 7 8272 has returned to its birthplace at the GE Transportation Plant in Erie. The locomotive is positioned outside the GE Customer Innovation Center before its final move to the Lakes... (more)
Acela 2006 sits inside the High Speed Rail building at the Ivy City maintenance facility in Washington DC. This building was constructed just for working on these Acela trainsets - another buildin... (more)
It's alive! Not only does Balmer Yard have a deadline with SD9s, it has two that work the yard. These SD9-3s have been retrofitted with more standardized cabs and remote control equipment. I got t... (more)
Testing! You are looking at a privately funded venture, Brightline aims to run from Orlando to Miami, but is starting MIA - WPB this year. Trackwork brought testing north of WPB.
All in a Day’s Work
The Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern serves a small explosives manufacturing plant at Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania. Since there is no runaround track ne... (more)
A look inside the shop building where Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2 QJ's call home. The south end of the building contains a drop pit (under the regulator) and a work shop area.
The days of the old N&W CPLs are numbered, as seen here at Webster. In some locations, such as Bonsack, the new "Vader" signals have already gone up and the CPLs come down. In others, su... (more)
Amtrak 7 leaves downtown Chicago, Illinois with AMTK 469 in the lead.
Steamtown's 1934 Lima built Boston & Maine 4-6-2 steam locomotive captured here in June of 2007 at the National Park's former DL&W shops undergoing a full restoration. The... (more)
The 80 spots some boxes at Combined Container.