The awesome exhaust of Class A No. 1218 rockets skyward as the throttle is opened after exiting Montgomery Tunnel.
The 1218 is climbing the Blue Ridge grade after its first weekend of public excursions in 1987.
"The Great Valley Flyer" highballs past a waiting Silverliner IV at Bryn Mawr interlocking. It's 5:30 p.m., and the next stop will be 10 miles west, in Paoli.
Elephant-style EMDs (6759-6756-2604) are leading empty autoracks westbound across the Susquehanna. The great bridge, completed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1902, consists of 48 earth-filled ar... (more)
Pennsy K4s No. 1361 (Juniata, 1918) is just north of Tyrone with an 8-car excursion train in 1987.
The eastbound UP office car special is passing the old 1900-built Philadelphia & Reading Railway station in Lebanon at 4:25 p.m.
In its second day of public excursion service, the 1218 is coming from Shaffer's Crossing to couple ahead of a Lynchburg-bound special.
NW Class A No. 1218 is headed toward the Radford wye from Roanoke, after a morning round-trip from Roanoke to Lynchburg. Locals and casual railfans between the gauge are flinching from the awesom... (more)
PRR doubleheaded steam (4-4-2 No. 7002 and 4-4-0 No. 1223) with Blue Mountain as a backdrop. The occasion was the Lancaster Chapter's 50th Anniversary NRHS Convention and a visit to Conrail's wel... (more)
An eastbound E-44 running long-hood forward is awaiting clearance to proceed, near CP PORT.
An unlikely doubleheader of a 4-6-2 leading an 0-6-0 is plying the snowy rails along the West Branch of the Schuylkill. I wonder if the late H. Stafford Bryant (author of "The Georgian Locom... (more)
The Pennsy K4 on its historic first excursion after rebuilding in 1987. It was announced yesterday that there will be "a new effort to restore No. 1361 to operation," according to "... (more)
An unusual view of "the longest passenger train in the world" (Auto Train,) as seen from the old B&O "Moonlight Dome" on the rear of Amtrak Train 90, "The Palmetto."
A view of Amtrak's "Palmetto," as seen from a vintage Budd dome, just north of Rocky Mount. The occasion was the "Fire-Up-611" committee's fund-raiser trip from Savannah to DC,... (more)
Amtrak's recent policy change on hauling private cars did not affect the "Fire Up 611's" recent round-trip from DC to Savannah, because the car was added at the beginning of the run or a... (more)