with a wave from the engineer the 1st trick Rock Runner passes under our historic humpback bridge. nose lettering seems to have been applied twice.
a gout of smoke shoots into the sky as MARC mechanical dept personnel start the HEP unit during excursion train layover in Hagerstown.
rock runner's lead unit exhibits an uncommon variant of the CSX "Bright Future" paint scheme. the yellow on the forward edge of battery boxes shows up quite well on a clean unit.
in a cloud of brakeshoe dust a pair of Conrail SD45s bring a heavy EB freight down around Horse Shoe Curve on a clear autumn afternoon.
Bullring Yard became an extended dead line for SP locomotives in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. this view from the pedestrian bridge shows fewer than half of the stored units. in addition to... (more)
Superliners have not yet come to the Starlight so behind the F40 a pair of SDP40Fs provide steam to the conist. the train has three dome cars - note that the locomotives are equipped with SP stan... (more)
SP 9259 teams up with an SD45 and another tunnel motor to hustle a westbound Coast Line freight across Carpinteria Creek.
Cotton Belt tunnel motor 9164 is on the point as the Coast Starlight crosses Carpinteria Creek as the sun sets on the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Western Maryland 3798 leads a Chessie GP40 and a Western Maryland SD40 on a WB freight stomping up the grade in the summer of 1980. heads-up for the photo op courtesy of Mark Caplan who called th... (more)
MARC racetrack special for the 1988 Preakness crosses the historic Thomas Viaduct
washed out by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, this bridge was restored 23 years later and now hosts regular excursion service operated by short line Walkersville Southern.
Walkersville Southern operates scheduled excursion trains over several miles of the former PRR line that once ran from York PA to Frederick MD.
P029 19 "Capitol Limited" passes unattended equipment from Q416 at Point of Rocks.
K951 was holding for the rail and tie gangs to get themselves sorted out before the AU dispatcher could put him over to track No. 2 at Derwood.
Q148 was overtaken by P030 on track 1 and waits to be to crossed over at Derwood. GCFX 3096 in its gray-with-blue-stripes is more subdued than the colourful UP units that have been seen working o... (more)