In some of the last days of the Cuba Sub searchlights the new Darth Vader signals are already looming ominously over Niangua siding. Anticipation grows as the headlights of an approaching westboun... (more)
On a hot summer morning, a loaded coal train powers up and creeps along the James River route after holding at the signals for a little while, as a second southbound train rolls by on the A-line a... (more)
A former BN unit leads a lite engine set out of the Springfield Underground. This facility was opened as a quarry, for mining limestone, in 1946 on Route 66 and was served originally by Frisco. To... (more)
A westbound manifest freight disappears over the horizon, as an eastbound powers up and prepares to take off. This part of the Cuba sub parallels old Route 66, and uses searchlight signals, which ... (more)
A westbound autorack train creeps along as it battles the grade just outside Cedar Gap on a cold winter morning. After small amounts of freezing rain have built up over the night and the previous ... (more)
A spooky atmosphere settles over Cedar Gap as an intermodal cuts through heavy, early morning fog on a cool fall day.
After an evening of no activity I decided to try one more spot before calling it quits, the siding near Seymour. There I found an eastbound coal train waiting on a westbound. I arrived just in tim... (more)
The sun breaks though a small gap between the clouds and the horizon as a mixed freights waits on an eastbound intermodal.
An SD60E leads a mixed freight as it snakes through the hills of northwestern Virginia on a cold, rainy afternoon.
Smoking Up the Ozarks On a gloomy, rainy afternoon the Branson Scenic Railway excursion train emerges from one of the tunnels in Cricket, AR.
Into the golden sunset.
Crossing one of the many wooden trestles along the route, one of the Franklin Industrial Mineral's B23-7s leads a six car consist towards the interchange at Rockwood.
The Lehigh Valley heritage unit rolls out of the tunnel at Gallitzin after just having battled the Allegheny Mountains without the assistance of helpers.
Coming out of the mines at Crab Orchard, a short six car train creeps along the old rails with an ex-Southern B23-7 in the lead. It has a long trip ahead of it to the interchange and a big grade t... (more)
The sun is just about to go down and rays are glowing bright in the sky above the clouds, and a coal train is making its way eastbound at track speed, with an SD70ACe on the point.