Every morning that was sub zero, ice would be an issue. The locomotives pipes and valve would come in frozen and needed to be thawed and drained before the next crew headed out on their shift. Eve... (more)
The last day of operation for the PRR position light signals was the weekend of June 8th, 2019; as crews quickly worked their way across the NS Pittsburgh Line. On Saturday evening, a loaded stone... (more)
Riding the "Red Devil", world's most powerful narrow gauge steamlocomotive. The cape gauge (1067 mm or 42 inch) 4-8-4 "Northern" was rebuilt in 1981 by the english mechanical e... (more)
The crew of S15 825 passes tokens at Goathland Station during the 2012 NYMR Steam Gala ensuring the lines are cleared for safe passage.
The 4-8-2 19D ("nineteendolly") # 3322 of the Ceres Rail Company is turned on the triangle in De Hoek. Riding on the buffer beam is Stefan, the Train Manager, one of the most important p... (more)
Keepin' it movin'. MTA NYCT Subway Mantis Crane 263 leads as a work train enters the 34 Street-6 Avenue Station on the morning of Saturday, July 20, 2019. This kind of equipment was designed to fi... (more)
Likely one of the tightest curves 4014 will encounter on its journey is this section on BNSF in Superior, Wisconsin. Here the massive 4-8-8-4 is "walked" through the curve with a little ... (more)
Cab View in the special VT2 machine (see RPN#704594) which is dedicated to track geometry analyses. It's moved by an hydrolic engine and can run up to 120Mp/h but limited at 80Mp/H due to no signa... (more)
Cleaning the grate of the 19B # 1412 of the Ceres Rail Company in Ashton.
The sun is setting as a remote control operator brings Y388 west out of the diesel service shops in order to grab the next set of cars for switching.
The brakeman has grabbed the rear end device of their train and prepares to climb aboard the A&M 72 as they head back to the diesel service shops in Springdale.
It is 3:00 am as the conductor on the UP 8752 does a roll bye inspection on a southbound KCS grain train.
Engineer Fredy is awaiting "highball" on Muttbach-Belvedere station of the DFB, to open the throttle of the 800 horsepower 4 cylinder compound cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704, to pull train ... (more)
"Steamlined Sleekness": Engineer Dick Roden backs Lackawanna F3 #664 through the former Lackawanna Railroad yard complex in Scranton Pennsylvania at the Steamtown National Historic Site.... (more)