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)
Starting life on the Illinois Central in 1954, KCS 907 has been through multiple owners and paint schemes before becoming a maintenance of way unit for current owner Kansas City Southern. This un... (more)
When it's ok that someone steps in front of your shot! On the very dark morning of October 20, 2016, CSXT 874 leads a stack train through the Utica Amtrak Station. The man in the foreground is a r... (more)
On March 3, 2021 an eastbound manifest train derailed near Ludlow, putting 44 cars on the ground. It took a few days to get rail traffic restored but almost 2 months later there are the remains of... (more)
In 1954 UP took delivery of 15 more 4500-hp turbines numbered 61-75, made distinctive by their recessed carbody for an external walkway called "veranda" style, and their four-truck arra... (more)
Eastbound CN container train crossing the Nicola River at Spences Bridge.
Tight Parking. On November 24, 2019, a very full storage yard in Roanoke, Virginia shows Norfolk Southern engines of many varieties. EMD SD40-2s and SD70M-2s sit along side GE Dash 8s, unit... (more)
I could not find anything about this tiny switcher sitting in a small industry south of Johnstown, Colorado. The locomotive is lettered J&E Railroad #2771. The tiny engine is dwarfed by the ex. B... (more)
In November 1984, UP Big Boy 4012 was relocated from Bellows Falls, Vermont, to Scranton, PA. The locomotive is shown here, exiting the Belden Tunnel, on its way over the D&H between Oneonta and B... (more)
Back in September 2018, Metra hosted an Operation Lifesaver demonstration on their SWS line in Manhattan, IL. A Chevy Trailblazer was put on the tracks to show what would happen to a car if it was... (more)
Cheating the Executioner
By the time that this photo was taken in May, 1979, Conrail’s big Alco’s were making their last stand in Ohio ore service. They would soon be cut up, but t... (more)
The former Bessemer and Lake Erie SD9 rests at the original Hartwell Railroad's facility at Airline, GA. A long string of storage cars lies between here and the outside world.
Dozens of old locomotives sit unused at the east end of National Railway Equipment’s Silvis facility.
Shop forces install a new master retarder and switches at NS deButts Yard.