The 475 was done up as the 382 for Pete Lerro's N&W photo freight at the Strasburg Railroad. To accomplish this, numerous minute alterations were made to the engine, such as the spark arrestor on ... (more)
portrait of a railroader
The 475 (disguised as the 382 for a Pete Lerro photo freight) dusts the snow-covered Amish farmland with a nice coat of cinders.
I was quite taken with Strasburg's former CN 'Mogul' during my visit to the railroad. She's a sharp-looking little engine with a nice loud exhaust. Here she leads the last passenger run of the day... (more)
Up to her running boards in snow, the 89 makes a quick solo run to clear some flange ways. Strasburg's yard and shops can be seen to the left.
In the last rays of sunlight, Strasburg's former N&W 'Mastodon' 475 returns to the shops with the snow plow in tow, after having cleared the line for tomorrow's events: a photo charter and the fir... (more)
A pair of former TFM SD70MACs leads NS train 339 southbound through downtown Birmingham. The trailing unit has been relettered KCS, but the lead unit is one of a few still in pure TFM attire.
A crane loads the 610's tender with coal while the engine is serviced on a mild December afternoon. The 610 is all decked out with Christmas lights for a series of North Pole Limited trips on TVRM... (more)
Slowly but surely, Southern 630 is coming back together at TVRM's Soule Shops in the midst of an extensive restoration to operation. The 1904-built Alco is one of three former Southern Consolidati... (more)
The Three Rivers Rambler is about to arrive in Marbledale on a dreary Sunday morning.
Making a tremendous sight and sound, the 203 claws her way uphill over wet rails during a light rain shower.
Before dawn on a Sunday morning, the 203 slowly builds steam pressure at the engine shed in downtown Knoxville. Ahead lies a day of Christmas Express trips on the Three Rivers Rambler.
In a dramatic display of steam locomotion, the 203 leads her train up Henry Hill on the outskirts of Knoxville.
The 203 departs Knoxville with a Three Rivers Rambler Christmas Express excursion. With the cloud situation being what it was, I 'pulled a Nick McLean' (photo 279950) and shot this trestle from th... (more)
A new NS Road Slug and its GP40-2 mate lead A12 into the yard limits at Sheffield.