Although it may not be obvious at first glance, this Norfolk and Western GP9 has outward signs that it has been altered from its factory configuration. The blanked radiator... (more)
On April 5, 1985, Steamtown acquired former Nickel Plate Road GP9 514 from the Norfolk & Western as part of a three-way deal that sent N&W 1218 to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. A year lat... (more)
The Green Mountain Railway’s crew lets their ex-BN GP9 idle while they pay a call to the Vermont Railway office in Rutland, Vermont. After exchanging paperwork, they will get their train together ... (more)
Race to Helper
An eastbound Rio Grande intermodal train and the Rio Grande Zephyr are side by side as they descend Price River Canyon. When the Zephyr makes its stati... (more)
Descending through the Price River Canyon, the eastbound Rio Grande Zephyr is about to enter one of the tunnels near Kyune, Utah.
I’ve never regretted any train ride that I’ve taken, although I usually am thinking about the photos that I’m missing while on board the train, and I don’t make a priority of riding for that reaso... (more)
The Jefferson Connection is in its last months of operation and of its very existence as a southbound detour train around Belden Hill enters that Former Erie main line at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. ... (more)
A southbound Delaware & Hudson Penn Division detour train enters the Southern Toer line off of the Jefferson Connection at Lanesboro, PA. Following two ex-Illinois Terminal SD39’s and two Pittsbur... (more)
A southbound Delaware & Hudson Penn Division detour train has outlawed at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, and awaits a new crew on Conrail’s former Eris Southern Tier main line.
A westbound CSX intermodal train departs East Side Yard in Philadelphia. It’s interesting to note the marked difference between the C40-8 in YN2 and the one in the drab “stealth” scheme.
The Orange Blossom Special’s power is emerging from one of the tunnels under South 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue in South Philadelphia. The second and third units are both CSX units nu... (more)
A Big and a Blimp
Some railfans use the moniker “big” to refer to six-axle Alco and MLW Century-type units. Here a Canadian Pacific “big” moves to attach to its train in CSX’ East ... (more)
The power for the southbound Orange Blossom Special has cut off from its train and proceeded to CSX’ East Side Yard office in Philadelphia for a crew change. Here it backs toward Grays Ferr... (more)
A former Pennsylvania Rail Road C628 stands in the former New York Central Collinwood yard.
Conrail’s E33 electrics looked great in the schemes that they wore for former owners Virginian and New Haven. Penn Central – not so much. Several of them did get a cosmetic upgrade during their fi... (more)