This is just a drill! CSX and several emergency response agencies in the Mon-Yough region organized this training exercise. The drill was very realistic, local schoolchildren were on the bus (af... (more)
CC20406 leads the way over the high bridge.
4 am crew call for a move to San Pedro
Due to a passing cold front off of the coast of California, the cloudy conditions add a bit of drama to this image. This is a westbound stack train, heading for the Port of Long Beach, California.
C&O #490: One of my all time favorite engines - built by ALCO in 1926 as a Pacific, the C&O rebuilt this engine as a streamlined Hudson in 1946 for "Chessie" service, the C&O’s hope for t... (more)
Two painted ladies await their next dance at the West Oakland Diesel Shop. For me these daylight painted PA's were simply the best looking diesels of all time....but then the SP was "my" railroad... (more)
Eastbound Q411 crosses the Potomac River and is about to enter the tunnel, on a beautiful August day. Note the clarity difference of the Shenandoah River.
OOPS!! This is what happens when you push cars over the hump a little too hard. The 2 grain cars collided with a another car and got air born, coming to rest on top of the SD7's. Chatter on the sc... (more)
Thundering across the Two Medicine River
At 22:53 the kids (boys ages 7, 7, and 5), still up as they are wired on an intoxicating blend of "Smores", the excitement of the campfire on a short weekend camping trip, and railroading, get an ... (more)
Fog slowly lifts as 23R runs north.
Let it Snow! An early December snowfall blankets Helmstetters Curve.
One of the Talgo sets split the consist down tracks 2 and 3. The train brought down the tall historic speaker tower (look at Union Station photos older than this date) and bumped up against the st... (more)
At sunrise BNSF 1070 leads train 12T west over the trestle spanning the Genesee River and the high falls in Letchworth State Park.
CN 5708 and BCR 4606 haul a CN Stack though the Canyon towards the Pacific Coast.