With a steady 30 km/h, the 2-10-0 steamlocomotive C 5/6 # 2978 "Elephant" is pulling the 210 ton passenger train up the 2.6 % grade of the Gotthard north ramp, between Pfaffensprung and Wassen. In... (more)
The bright orange freight unit provides a nice contrast to the scene.
A rare daylight appearance by the Barstow to San Diego manifest as it winds its way along the Pacific Coast on a beautiful Summer evening.
Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest freight streaks through Lombard, Montana during an awesome light show courtesy of Mother Nature. I'm standing on the abutment of the old Milwaukee R... (more)
Amid the hustle and bustle of life in New York City, day transitions to dark on this June evening as a Queens bound 7-local train arrives at 40th Street station in Queens. The city's Empire State ... (more)
Traversing remote and spectacular Sheep Canyon, BNSF’s north local (Cowley turn) out of Greybull, Wyoming, traces the Bighorn River on the hot afternoon of June 23, 2016. Two recently reactivated ... (more)
Piercing through a deteriorating cloud deck and resting on the shoulders of the western Rockies, a June sun illuminates prairie lands of rural Colorado just outside of Trinidad. Pointed toward La ... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest heavy in unfinished steel, I-beams and tank cars climbs the 2% grade thru South Boulder Canyon. The train has 5 big motors, configured 3x2. The railroad has followed Sout... (more)
Railfanning is all about luck, and today... luck was definitely on my side. After getting pelted by heavy rain and hail for a few minutes, the sound of the RBBB Circus Train could be heard and the... (more)
An R160 train has just left Stillwell Avenue station at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York for it's journey through Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. It is because of trains like these that the Tran... (more)
The Carolinian passes scenic cherry blossoms and monuments in its way out of Washington.
As the first golden rays of sun begin shining through the treetops, a westbound unit grain train races across the massive fill and into the rock cut at Granite, Idaho on "The Funnel". So... (more)
A Public Service of Colorado coal train climbs through Coal Creek Canyon approaching Tunnel 1 on Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. The 97 car train will load at the Energy mine on the Cra... (more)
"Is this heaven?" Shoeless Joe might not mistake Logan for heaven since the Field of Dreams is on the other side of the state, but Iowa served up a heavenly afternoon for me as I... (more)
Returning to Durango from Silverton, the last train of the day eases into the sharp curves at the high line near Rockwood, southbound on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.