How do you manage to turn a locomotive with 20,32 meter (66,6 feet) axle base including tender, on a turntable with 20 meter (65,6 feet) diameter only? Yes, you remove the tender first and then tu... (more)
Ya Can't Fix Stupid! One of the hazards of street running is coming across people who aren't all that bright and can't seem to see there's a train within feet of their vehicles. Such was the case ... (more)
They were basically an Aircraft Tug/Pusher adapted for railcars. A Roger Puta Photograph
Louisville Cement #11 has found it's way back on display at the main parking entrance at the Kentucky Railway Museum. While heavy lifting equipment was on site placing a turntable the opportunity ... (more)
Parts of three american/canadian built 2-8-2 "Mikado" steamlocomotives of the french railway SNCF, stabled in Winterthur, from left 141 R # 1207 (Montreal Locomotive Works 1946), # 73 (L... (more)
What a son tells his mother early on Sunday morning - "Mom, your car is stuck on the railroad track in downtown Duluth." Fortunately her insurance company paid the healthy fee to have it... (more)
With traffic on Union Pacific gridlocked, Talgo shipped its carbodies to Seattle by truck for final assembly. Three of the cars are seen at a truck stop on US 97.
With the weekend visit of the Schnabel Car and massive steam generator for VC Summers, all hands were on deck to make sure this expensive piece of equipment got moved safely. Here they have passe... (more)
When I became a locomotive engineer in 2002, the last test was a check ride aboard Soo 6063, CP's SD60 simulator. It was nerve-racking; you had to set and release the air multiple times in order ... (more)
A Southern Railway whistle sign stands at a tilt waiting for another train that will never come to blow by it on the SB line.
The cab of the 4-6-2 Boston & Maine steam locomotive captured outside the shops in Steamtown catching some rays in November of 2016. Work to restore this 1934 Lima locomotive began long ago, in 1... (more)
Lions and Tigers (No Bears)! Oh My!
In the 1990’s, I photographed the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s circus trains quite a few times. For me, along with seeing the long st... (more)
The Collapse of the East Portal of Tunnel 16 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - Debris from the collapse of the rock around the east portal of Tunnel 16 lies in the road bed after an unusually w... (more)
Debris Pile at the Mouth of Tunnel 16 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - A view of the debris pile made up of shattered tunnel bore and large boulders in the East Portal of Tunnel 16.