The San Juan Capistrano station, with staffed ticket office and waiting room is actually housed within the two blue boxcars! It's pretty wild and one of the more unique smaller stations on Amtrak'... (more)
Ten years ago, the Mississippi River and its northern tributaries took in more rain than they could handle. In Cedar Rapids, the CRANDIC tried to forestall disaster to their mid-town bridge by loa... (more)
Ten years ago, the Mississippi River and its northern tributaries got more rain than they could handle in mid-June, causing epic flooding conditions all along the Mississippi River Valley. In Ft. ... (more)
A SCENE WITHIN A SCENE
CSX B705 helper set returning to Brunswick, MD passes Point of Rocks as a local painter looks on practicing his craft.
Houston, we have a problem. Looks like KCS MOW are not having a fun Sunday at the construction zone. The roll over vehicle is resting on part of the backhoe which looks like it stopped it f... (more)
Houston, we have a problem. Looks like KCS MOW are not having a fun Sunday at the construction zone.
A train load of wind turbine blades moves up the hill into Wyaconda.
From the side you can appreciate the ingenuity that went into creating the 'Galloping Goose' powered mover. Different car bodies were used depending on the unit and Rio Grande Southern No. 7 was ... (more)
In one of the halls of the National Museum of Scotland we find the 2nd oldest surviving locomotive in the world: the Wylam Dilly. It was built in 1815, and sister locomotive the Puffing Billy whic... (more)
Open doors days in the workplace of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke at Uzwil. The heavy 1 meter gauge, 0-8-0 fourcylinder compound cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 is finished after more the... (more)
No trains have passed this way recently! In early March 2014, a 30-foot boulder came crashing down the mountainside above Minturn, Colorado, just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio... (more)
Nothing has run on Tennessee Pass lately Proof can be found looking down the main line just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio Grande route that Union Pacific stopped operating in ... (more)
Blowin' SmokeAs I was driving home on US 22, I saw a billowing black cloud approaching at Ardenhiem. After a double take, I quickly turned the car around and went back to the local ... (more)
A surprising appearance under the majestic canopy of the Bordeaux Saint Jean station: a flat car loaded with coal and a crane. The car is part of a steam charter going to Le Verdon.
The face only a mother could love? Chicago Central GP-10 8190, which still shows the logo of the Illinois Central, is now owned by Locomotive Specialist in Waycross, Georgia. Photo taken with pe... (more)