Montana Rail Link engineer Ralph Mackey carefully backs to a joint on waiting tank cars while making up MRL’s night gas local at Missoula, Montana, late on the rainy afternoon of September 21, 200... (more)
This very rare picture shows a chemical generated aurora that comes from two NASA Rock probes launched over Northern Norway (Aurora Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment)
additionally a light natural ... (more)
Getting a spinAt the Union Pacific’s South Morrill Locomotive Facility in Nebraska on September 14, 2017, a General Electric 16-cylinder 7FDL16 from Union Pacific AC4400CW 6704 gets a s... (more)
A small derailment that crashed into the CSX power at Sentinel mine leaves most important no injuries, however some track damage and damage to the Locomotive. It appears a car had picked the switc... (more)
This day, there was organized a large "parade" of 11 vintage trains between Rigi Staffel and Rigi Kulm, to celebrate the 150 years anniversary of the Rigi Bahnen, or more precisely the first cogwh... (more)
They say it is good luck when a single fox crosses your path...
There is a tale told of a fox that once stole fire from the heavens to provide to humankind. Here, posed along the track... (more)
Trespassers swarm the track, causing the northbound Amtrak Surfliner to slow its approach tremendously. Amazingly, some stayed on the track until the train was a 100 yards away.
Did you know, Auto Train is the longest passenger train in the world? It's longer than the Empire State building is tall. It also happens to be the only Amtrak train where you can bring your vehi... (more)
GP40-2 # 3002 switching at the shop
A string of stored units, mostly SD70Ms, sits in the dust and soot of California wildfires as a fuel truck passes after having just fueled up some active road units (hidden out of view on another ... (more)
H75 heads through some of the rural scenery between Bath and Bethlehem.
Railroading has changed a lot since I took this photo of a massive coal train derailment on the shared BN/CN route through Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.
Built ... (more)
EMDX SD70ACe #70, EMDX SD60MAC #9501 and EMDX SD90MAC-H #91 sit around at EMD's plant in La Grange, IL. #70 is unique as it was the first SD70ACe ever built.
Charging into the future. Amtrak/Amtrak California has taken delivery of new Siemens Venture coaches for testing. The semi-permanently coupled five car set represents the future of train travel fo... (more)
Looking west off the 35th Street viaduct......Photog unknown from my collection.........1980 was when the Milwaukee Road dumped LINES WEST....this photo is from the following year......