CN hadn't run anything on the Cedar Rapids Branch since 12/23. After a couple days of heavy wind and some snow from the last storm, the branch was drifted in pretty good in spots. An extra crew wa... (more)
CP FP7A no. 1413 leads the eastbound Canadian out of the Connaught Tunnel below Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Range of the Canadian Rockies. The 5 mile tunnel was completed in 1916, lowering the elev... (more)
The hard luck unit in the GE catalog, or should I say one of the hard luck units. These seemed to go into storage first when business went down on any railroad. This one looks like it spent too ... (more)
The Port Harbor Veterans unit rests in Granite City between assignments.
I have to admit that I originally though the crew was goosing it for my benefit. But after he pass. I realized it was because they were just trying to get a giant train up the hill. Just guessing,... (more)
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana. It covers an area of 630 square miles with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet. Its roughly 39x24 miles wide and length, a... (more)
A Santa Fe GE B23-7 leads a train on the Beautiful and remote Clarkdale branch in 1988. this is now the Verde canyon Railway. Photo taken from my friend dons airplane on a beautiful December d... (more)
Power lineup at the forwarding yard.
Runthrough UP ILBNS takes the siding at Villa Rica, passing train 11A with the Virginian Heritage leading.
Box For Baldor. Deep in the blue hour on June 14, 2022, CSX Train L-017(14) crosses Food Center Drive, in the Bronx, New York with CSXT 6222 (née-BO 4323, GP40-2, 2/1979) shoving a single ... (more)
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 and UP GP9 225 are seen leading a freight near Hermosa Wyoming on August 5th 1956. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
Yes, that's the ID they are using now. "BIZ" for business, "N" for north, 17 for date. Fancy. They have only been doing this again since December, having tacked the business... (more)
Freezing Fog and Sun
Eastbound into the ledge of a winter freezing fog bank and delightful hoar frost event in the Rockies and caught at the division point between the morning sun over... (more)
At Bensenville, Illinois, on September 13, 1987, Milwaukee Road EMD SD40-2 No. 174 leads a locomotive consist back to their train at the west end of Bensenville Yard. Soo Line has owned the Milwau... (more)