Union Pacific train number 111, the City of Denver, is seen leaving Denver on its first westbound run, with ten cars at 35 MPH, on June 19th 1936. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
Empty coal train on the S-curve at Sully Springs on a lovely summer day a few years back. I wasn't sure he was going to get sun, but he did...barely.
In a view from my campsite off the old Denver & Salt Lake Railway’s grueling, long abandoned route over lofty Rollins Pass is Union Pacific MGJNY exiting the 6.21-mile Moffat Tunnel. It’s 8:45... (more)
Looking like a MAC daddy on display at Fairbanks Railroad Day is SD70MAC # 4328 in a special scheme influenced by Alaska Railroad's first blue and yellow locomotives of the 1950s. This year, 2023... (more)
It seems to be only a matter of time before the former Chessie System B&O 6525 will be completely enveloped in weeds and brush as it rusts away in Athens, Georgia.
Budapest Déli station (Hungarian: Budapest-Déli pályaudvar, lit.?'Budapest southern station'), known to locals and foreigners alike simply as the Déli is one of the three main railway stations... (more)
What happens when you have a logistic nightmare, miss judgement of a trailer length, and a railroad crossing? Well, you get a not so good chain of reaction! The locomotives, and all damage cars ar... (more)
Only just an hour into the northbound Coast Starlight’s journey, disaster has struck. A large truck was fouling the single main around 11:15 AM Wednesday morning when Amtrak #14 came through at ... (more)
K-28s sisters 473 and 476 make their final push into Silverton, seen from high above the "Narrows" of the Animas River.
Hopefully, I am the first and last person to obtain this angle... (more)
Rail crews have just cleared the chassis of the truck from the front of the train, revealing the true detail into how much damage the lead unit took upon impact with the water truck. There are rep... (more)
UP's Big Boy steam locomotive #4014 heads east of Cheyenne, Wy for Gering, NE on the first leg of it's "Home Run Express Tour" to Omaha for NCAA College Baseball World Series. Here, 4014... (more)
When The Street Lights Come On, The Trains Come Out. CSXT 4428 (née-CR 3345, GP40-2) leads Conrail Shared Assets YPMOR-1 (YPMO-33 crew) long hood forward across South Delmorr Avenue on the... (more)
Devastating flooding in Montana almost took out this bridge in June 2022. Completed in 1909, Shields River Valley Railway built this 22-mile line north from a connection on the Northern Pacific at... (more)
Still adorned in Wisconsin & Southern paint, recently acquired MRL 391 sits by the turntable at BN's Northtown Yard.
AT&SF train 12, The Chicagoan, is seen east of Newton Kansas on January 21st 1939. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.