Annual departure of the Strates carnival train was, of course, not without its setbacks. The coaches are still not permitted to run with the train and they had a heck of a time matching a flat wi... (more)
2 "circus" trains on the Philly Sub in one day? If you can consider both the Strates Shows train and the Ringling circus train in the same category, then yes.
CSXT P922-01 is seen hol... (more)
A southbound ballast train waits for a northbound coal train to pass before exiting the siding.
The operator/leverman in HO Tower at Hancock is silhouetted in the window as an eastbound freight approaches. Alas, the wonderful old B&O tower is now gone.
CSX worktrain crosses the half empty Potomac River, with a Chessie Caboose in tow directly behind a clean SD60M
CSX ballast train with CSXT 8775 & CSXT 8565 get the jump over Amtrak's Capitol Limited at the station by about 15 seconds. By the time the trains were directly across from me Amtrak took the lead... (more)
Ex-Conrail unit makes a run west with a ballast train.
A former Conrail SD 60I and two other CSX engines are pulled down next to the yard office and awaiting their next assignment into the coalfields.
CSX manifest Q405 has moments ago left S. Philly Yard and is now on a curve about to duck under under Grays Ferry Bridge alongside Amtrak's northeast corridor on a bright afternoon. Train is led b... (more)
After holding at Ravensworth for hotshots Q173 and Q171 to pass, Q413 puts on the power southbound as Q400 struggles north on track 3.
Underpowering Is Not Uncommon On the Metropolitan Subdivision
auto racks and Tropicana cars south at diamond in Plant City FL
Q175 knocks down the signal at Vine westbound