Coal railroad, coal country, coal locomotive. CNJ No. 113 on Santa Train duty. She is chunky and all guts.
Railroading doesn't stop in the snow.
Green and silver Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 No. 26 was built in March 1929 and was one of three similar switchers that worked at Baldwin, clasping couplers with magnificent machines like New H... (more)
This sad cab from a 1947 built Alco FA-2 freight locomotive was originally the New York, New Haven & Hartford No. 0402. After years of hard service, in 1963, the railroad traded in 0402 to Alco to... (more)
The seventeen-arch Starrucca Viaduct is a monumental feat of nineteenth-century engineering. Started in 1847 and completed in 1848, it is the oldest stone-arch railroad bridge still in use in Penn... (more)
"NYC 4083 is a one-of-a-kind locomotive that New York Central painted in the experimental “Century Green” paint scheme. It was one one of three units, in an A-B-A set which received the same ... (more)
The mystery of the night ride. The rocking on the rails, the hum of the diesels, the glow of the lights, this is why we do this.
50 years before I took this shot Don Ball had a similar one that I greatly admired. I always wondered if I would ever have the chance.
I guess I just had to wait long enough.
New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (the Nickel Plate Road) No.514
Owners: New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad #514; Norfolk & Western Railway #2514; Norfolk Southern #2514. Builder: Electr... (more)
The No. 4 comes into 14th Street Union Square while commuters get ready to load. The intensity here in the low ceiling station, on the oldest (1904) part of the New York City subway system, is int... (more)
A conductor checks his train after the all aboard at Temple University station during the height of the evening rush.
No. 89 moves to hook up with its train and to get ready for another day of hauling passengers.
The Strasburg Railroad and No. 89 create yet another railfan.
Bombardier built R62A cars are seeing heading further into the far-off land of The Bronx New York City. In the lingering cold, the sun leaks through a crack in the clouds.
In a winter of Nor'easters, hopefully this is the last one. A rake of Bombardier-built R62A cars heads uptown from 125th St on the No 1 train. Instead of 100' underground, we are 100' in the air a... (more)