On Black Friday 1991, a train of empty beet racks on the Modoc Line is about to cross Burlington Northern's line to Bieber. Holly Sugar established a receiving station at Stronghold siding for th... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific manifest freight climbs the mesa where Big 10 Curve is located on the climb up the front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on the afternoon of June 20, 2018. The head e... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal train passes through the remarkable scenery of North Dakota’s badlands between Medora and Sully Springs in the glow of evening light on August 25, 2018.
GE’s B40-8 demonstrator is on its next to last day on the Susquehanna. A friend and I stumbled into it not knowing that it was even on the property. I have since seen photos of it on mainline NYS&... (more)
The remaining Saratoga and North Creek equipment sits on the siding at Corinth awaiting its uncertain fate, The two EMD BL2's were the most unique locomotives on the once popular railroad before a... (more)
Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5345 leads a westbound Union Pacific manifest freight through Crescent, Colorado, on April 14, 2001.
UP 6720 (a former Chicago & North Western AC4400CW) leads an empty coal train as it climbs Ten Mile Curve, which will lead them to Coal Creek Canyon and the first of many tunnels as they head into... (more)
Sixaxle former Austrian Railways locomotive 1020 # 042 of the "association 1020.042-6" is leaving Buchs (SG) with a Zermatt Rail Travel charter train to Salzburg. The three cars are of t... (more)
The final cut
It was a long wait for a train in Delyatin. Wandering around the yard we found this rather elegant Soviet era coach. Soon, a couple of guys showed up in a picku... (more)
In the early 1980s the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority purchased six Burlington Northern GP9s for commuter service hauling depowered RDCs. Here MBTA 1925 enters Boston's North Station w... (more)
On a beautiful late afternoon, with a BNSF engine leading two NS Stallions, a BNSF stack winds its way out of the Kootenai River Gorge in route to Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and the west coast.
Absolutely unique power in front of a long "AKE" (AKE-Eisenbahntouristik, Gerolstein/Germany) TRANS EUROP EXPRESS train at Solothurn West. Re 420 # 342 and Re 620 # 082 "Pfäffikon S... (more)
The westbound Capitol Limited pulling into it's station stop in Harpers Ferry as dark clouds from the remnants of Florence (and some wind) hang low.
Rounding Big 10 Curve west of Rocky, Colorado, is a westbound Union Pacific manifest freight with lone DPU GE AC4400CW No. 6216 shoving hard on the rear on the afternoon of June 20, 2018. In the b... (more)
Train #17, "The Plug", has discharged its passengers at the last stop in Joliet, and is now headed to the South Joliet Yard.