In July 1973, Amtrak No. 5, with an ex-UP E9 on the point, meets an eastbound SP drag in the hole at Colfax, CA. SP often put helpers behind the caboose to assist eastbounds and westbounds over Do... (more)
A privately owned engine and caboose head north on the Newport Secondary track following a rare Old Colony & Newport charter extra. Once both trains reached "Humpback" in Portsmouth, JPE... (more)
With a little help from a friend.... Although the train is a heavy, peak tourist season consist, the Georgetown Loop #111's last run to Silver Plume this day will be a cake-walk, thanks to ... (more)
A westbound BNSF vehicle train thunders through Mullan Tunnel at Blossburg, Montana, on September 6, 2003. The train is led by a point helper of Montana Rail Link EMD SD45-2 No. 311 and former Sou... (more)
Canadian National 528 pulled by Canadian Pacific locomotives is racing south toward Rouses Point New York amid the first significant snow storm this year.
Smoke from the Thomas Fire, over 300 miles away in Ventura, makes for a smoke set over Jack London Square and a Union Pacific Manifest out of Oakland Yard.
-40°. That morning it was wildly cold outside. Record low frosts for central Russia. But we still decided to spend time hunting for the trains. On the photo you can see TEP70 dies... (more)
CSX westbound intermodal train Q161 heads west through the city of Rochester and crosses over the I-490 and Inner Loop interchange. Locomotives:CSX 594 AC44CWCSX 59 AC44CW
The diesel service tracks in the former Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific Tucson yard, were almost always busy, and could be counted on to have just about any foreign locomotive during the heyda... (more)
We're in the clear on the westward siding at Voltz and our head end is about 10 cars west of the Provimi Rd.crossing. We must have gotten out of Milwaukee ahead of the Empire Builder and either th... (more)
Louisville & Nashville EMD SD40-2's 3561, 3581 and 3569 at Mableton near Atlanta, Georgia.
I bet the passengers enjoying the view out of this Sightseer Lounge had no idea that plans to end passenger trains on this beautiful segment of the Coast Starlight were well underway at the time o... (more)
Four Southern GP38-2’s wheel a northbound freight past the James H Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex in Johnson City, Tennessee.
A small critter of unknown model sits next to radiation scanners at the Liberty Iron & Metal scrapyard facility in Erie, PA.
The eastbound Empire Builder crosses Coram Bridge as it approaches Glacier National Park.