Before It Was Famous
Many photos of Jersey Central RS3 1554 have appeared on this site as is serves the Delaware-Lackawanna. Here the 1953 Alco is in its original paint on the rail... (more)
NS 8520 and 2 trailing Dash 8.5s lead stone loads north through Emporium on the Buffalo Line.
The switch lamps at the R&N headquarters in Port Clinton, PA help turn back the clock on this former Reading Railroad part of the R&N line. Here, former Gulf Mobile & Ohio pacific #425 has stopped... (more)
Pavilion Mountain Grade . The former BC Rail climbs from Lillooet to Kelly Lake on one the longest grades in North America. The grade thru these S-curves is 1.57%, after adding resistance ... (more)
All Dressed Up……
When I last photographed Norfolk & Western RSD12 258, I did not expect to see it again, and ... (more)
Milwaukee Road 567 has just arrived at House One from Minneapolis. Most likely it was there for some truck work that could not be done in St.Paul.
Troops pose for throwback photos as the Daylight rests in the background. At Lerro Productions Photo Charter of the Southern Pacific Daylight.
Columbia River Belt Line Railway's newly aquired 2-4-4-2 "Skookum"
A photo from my collection dated 10/18/18, features the crew of the Columbia River Belt Line Railway posed proudly a... (more)
The Mallet that flies on the clouds! Valley of the
Dorfù Km 110
A group of families take a pause while enjoying a Veterans Day at the beach to observe the passage of BNSF Special O-SDGSDG2. This train is making a round from San Diego to Laguna Niguel on the sc... (more)
We lucked into catching the last two days of Cumbres & Toltec's engineers school. They were using K-36 class #484 pulling 9 freight cars and a caboose seen here a couple miles west of Los Pinos.
Two Different Schemes: As train 562 heads through Torrey Pines, the paint scheme variation between locomotive 2109 and the 2114 is quite apparent. The 2109 displays the original version of ... (more)
This sad cab from a 1947 built Alco FA-2 freight locomotive was originally the New York, New Haven & Hartford No. 0402. After years of hard service, in 1963, the railroad traded in 0402 to Alco to... (more)
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is about to get some light repairs from the UP steam crew, as an ex-L&N SD40-2 rolls by northbound. (Note the bent running board under the crane hook.)
A very early Conrail mixed freight descends the mountain grade east towards Altoona as a westbound train with helpers climbs upgrade in the distance.