One of the spring seasonal features of the south is the blossoming of redbud trees with their unique pink/purple flowers. It can be a challenge to find them in spot close to the tracks to work int... (more)
Savannah & Atlanta 4-6-2 750 leads a Alexandria – Front Royal Southern Railway excursion across the trestle over the Accotink creek, as viewed across Lake Accotink in Springfield, Virginia. The lo... (more)
Short-lived Southern 2-8-4 2716 crosses over the Rivanna River north of Charlottesville, Virginia. The ex-C&O Alco is on the return leg of an Alexandria – Charlottesville round trip.
After being turned on the C&O turntable in Charlottesville, Virginia, former C&O 2-8-4 2716 crosses over its own rails on the Southern railway main line. This handsome Berkshire is currently in th... (more)
Travel Worn and Ready for Duty
Time has not been kind to the cosmetic appearance of Soo Line GP30 712. Faded paint and oxidation notwithstanding, the 23 year old EMD is still fully... (more)
Reading T-1 4-8-4 2102 leads a Philadelphia-bound excursion through Valley Junction on the Reading Belt Line. The train is coming from Belt Line Junction, and will travel on the Belt Line to Birds... (more)
In September, 1985, the Reading Technical & Historical Society ran newly-acquired T-1 4-8-4 2102 on a series of excursions to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the outshopping of the T-1. The No... (more)
A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac manifest lays down a blue exhaust cloud as it leaves Alexandria, Virginia. In the distance, a northbound train is proceeding to Potomac Yard.
A meet occurs just south of the Alexandria, Virginia Amtrak station as a northbound Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac pig train meets a southbound hi-rail truck.
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville turn kicks up snow that blows across the cemetery in Timblin, Pennsylvania. Today it would be appropriate for a headstone to be on the roadbed.
Amid the October foliage, the Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville turn passes through the cut at Ringgold, Pennsylvania.
After bringing up the rear on trains of anthracite, this ex-Lehigh Valley caboose ended up working in the bituminous coal fields of western Pennsylvania. This is the rear of the more)
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville turn rumbles through Timblin, Pennsylvania. The one-time depot is almost completely hidden by the tree.
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville passes the one-time depot at Timblin, Pennsylvania. A look at Google maps reveals that nothing related to the railroad, including the station, is left today.
The Pittsburg & Shawmut Brookville turn has finished switching at Ringgold, Pennsylvania, and is continuing toward Mahoning with a train of loads from the mina at Dora, which can be seen above the... (more)