Southern Pacific 4449 moves almost effortlessly as it pulls a thirteen car World’s Fair Daylight through Vincent, California, on its way to Soledad Canyon and Los Angeles.
A road-weary GP30 stands in the Soo Line’s servicing area in Gladstone, Michigan. The EMD went to Wisconsin Central before being retired in 1994.
The Soo Line’s roundhouse in Gladstone, Michigan is only two stalls in this 1986 view. Although I’m sure that the structure had quite a few more stalls in its heyday, today none of them are left. ... (more)
Soo SD40-2’s Coming and Going
A pair of Soo Line SD40-2’s idle in the servicing area at Gladstone, Michigan in August, 1986, with a fairly worn GP30 in the background. The 764 was ... (more)
A visit to the SOO yard in Gladstone, Michigan turned up an SD40-2 idling near the roundhouse. Also present were a plow and a freshly-painted wheel car.
Amtrak Service to Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Before taking delivery of seven AEM7’s, SEPTA wanted to test one of the electrics on the Reading side of its service, to see if that electr... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper 2
After making its two station stops at Strafford, Pennsylvania , two SEPTA R5 Limi... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper
While riding the first of three AEM7-pulled Limited trains that departed Philadelphia for western suburbs along the R5 line, the AEM7 on my train suffered a ... (more)
For a few years in the 1990’s I worked in downtown Philadelphia, and commuted from the western suburbs on the former PRR main line. There were three trains that left downtown at the end of the wor... (more)
A westbound late-afternoon SEPTA train approaches its station stop at Strafford, Pennsylvania. With its Victorian gingerbread architecture, the former PRR station at Strafford is one of the Pennsy... (more)
A surprise at the end of a southbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac train was this Clinchfield caboose.
The Orange Juice Train has been a staple of east coast railroading since 1971, when Tropicana instituted a once-a-week unit train between its processing facility in Bradenton, Florida, and its nor... (more)
A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac freight rolls across the massive truss bridge at Woodbridge, Virginia.
The Blue and the Gray
The blue and gray color scheme of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad has been said to have been inspired by the colors of the Union and Confeder... (more)
A B&O caboose brings up the rear of a northbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac pig train at Springfield, Virginia.