An ex-Amtrak P40DC, desperately in need of a (hopefully New Haven) new paint job pushes away from Stamford. In the distance, Metro North trains that will carry folks in to NYC prepare to leave th... (more)
On track 1, Acela train #2166 flies through Stamford, slowing down to a mild scream before returning to track speed on its way to Boston. On Track 5, a Metro-North express from Stamford to NY Gra... (more)
Amtrak 511 sits around outside the wheel truing shop, while UP 3803 moves light (with two sisters, out of view) through the Canal Street Wye.
Mittal Steel's #143 was still sporting the older Inland Steel "paint" in 2007. #143, or "Peggie," as it's apparently known, says smoke 'em if you've got 'em.
For my money, the best-looking switcher in America ... truly a "heritage" locomotive. CIRY 1206, inspired by CB&Q's working man's paint scheme (for the record, I liked the Chinese Red equally), s... (more)
An extra locomotive for parts ... I'm unsure if this locomotive is serviceable on its own, but from the looks of things, its role will be to provide parts to CIRY 1206 & 1209, which sit fenced in ... (more)
Central Illinois 1209 backs westward, pushing a single boxcar. That horn is as loud as it is bright, by the way.
Citi Field, in its 2nd year as a replacement (upgrade, really) of Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets prepare to host the Chicago Cubs. The Mets will win this game 6-1. Meanwhile, on the platfor... (more)
Mano y mano.
All units, including distributed power, are riding up front as this coal train returns to the coal mines of western Colorado.
The east end of Englewood Yard was quiet on New Year's Day.
One of Indiana Harbor Belt's unique traction slugs. These provide extra tractive effort to the accompanying SW1500's without the need for additional horsepower ... very useful for pushing/pulling... (more)
Amtrak 66 looks like it had some light damage. Here it is sporting a brand new pilot.
What's this?!? It took me a second to gauge what I was seeing. Of the hundreds, nee, thousands of Metra trains I've seen over the past 18 years or so, I have never seen a Metra uni... (more)
Metra's Lakefront Yard sits between the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago and the Museum Campus/Soldier Field. Trains here are ready for the Friday afternoon rush.