On a very wintry day the motive power is lined up to the rear of the shed with the snowplow. Note the second loco in TH&B livery:- NW2 #51.
On 10-9-86 Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder derailed traveling through a 10mph crossover at 70mhp....12 0f the 17 cars including the tow locomotives went off the rails...the rear 5 cars stayed on... (more)
8444: Meet 844 For much of its life, UP 4-8-4 #844 carried the number 8444 so it wouldn't conflict with GP30 #844. Here, in Denver, the two got a chance to meet each other. The 844 was... (more)
NBSR 6340 is westbound climbing the grade out of Saint John, New Brunswick. Thick fog covers the city and surrounding areas, but that's no surprise, really.
Highball Oxnard! Amtrak 763 races out of Oxnard against a clearing, blue sky as three additional Amtrak California cars and the CDTX 2052 bring up the rear. The extra equipment has been playing a ... (more)
The snow fighting composition of the Gornergrat Bahn (GGB) is stabled in the stub track at Riffelberg station. The overhead wire is shut down and grounded. Over a ladder, two railway workers climb... (more)
The first Surfliner of the day, Train 768 Southbound to Los Angeles, heads into a January sunrise.
Westbound lanes no longer in use. NS 6911 & NS 9151 lead CN 529 on CN's Montreal Sub. Of note is that the westbound lanes of autoroute 20 were on the south side of the tracks until a couple... (more)
Nassau Tower sits along side the main line, switching tracks and dispatching trains on the line. In a few years, this tower will no longer be here since the LIRR is going ahead with plans to add a... (more)
Class units of Conrail’s C32-8 and C30-7A classes, joined by another C32-8, have dropped their westbound train on a hump lead, and are now proceeding to the west end of Allentown yard. All three u... (more)
BNSF 1444 (SD60M) leads a freight down Mason Street in Fort Collins, Colorado.
A rare daylight appearance. Normally running into Montreal in the middle of the night for over a year now, CP 253 is seen making a rare daylight run into Montreal on a frigid and windy morn... (more)
Through some thick fog, CN 3018 leads eastbound stack train Q120 as they round the non-viewable S-Curve at Upper Dorchester, New Brunswick.
In the summer of 1979, Conrail somehow got its hands on a trio of Santa Fe GP40X units, and used them system wide, including a few days in the Allentown area. This may be the only time that Santa ... (more)
Blowing past the crew change shack. Normally CN 305 would stop with its head end beside the shack at bottom right in this photo to change crews at Turcot West, but here a very late CN 305 b... (more)