Springs is Avalanche season and there are plenty of slide zones on the Alaska RR such as this at MP 7.1 on the Whittier Branch. Just a few days earlier this slide was 30 feet across the RR. Thanks... (more)
This years winter was a bit more normal for Alaska although it was fairly rare to catch a train after a snowfall. I did on one such occasion manage to follow a train south after a recent snowfall ... (more)
The rarely-opened Susquehanna River bridge along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor was opened today for two sailboats to pass through out of the Havre de Grace Marine Center.
A pair of Alco RS-11s, nos.910 and 909, hustle a westbound freight near Coon Creek, Minnesota, on March 15, 1969. The NP purchased twelve RS-11s in 1958, and six more in 1960, numbers 900-917. T... (more)
The most important information about this whole ordeal, is the fact that the crew made it out with only a few minor injuries.
On April 15th westbound empty coal train 593 derailed at CP McVey in... (more)
Logs on Logs as the Harbor Turn rolls over the Holcomb Creek road. This train usually passes over this bridge and back in the night making a pretty rare day run due to track work.
Central Coast SteamAmtrak's Transcontinental Steam Excursion arrives in San Luis Obispo, where it will spend the night before assaulting Cuesta Grade as it heads to Oakland t... (more)
The first train of Weyerhaeuser's 1988 logging season heads east with empties for the reload at Bly. In less than two years, operations on OC&E would cease.
Following the Starlight Up the CoastAmerican Freedom Train 4-8-4 4449 is back on familiar rails as it departs Los Angeles with Amtrak's Transcontinental Steam Excursionmore)
Aberdeen & Rockfish 125th anniversary,
Reflecting on 90 years of faithful service in the American Northwest, McCloud Railway #25 hauls a mixed across the causeway at Smith Lake, en route to Rockaway Beach, Nedonna Beach, Wheeler... (more)
Derailment at WW II, 1940
The MILW Somers, WI depot is looking pretty bad in the April, 1987 photo. Somers was on the C&M division between Milwaukee and Chicago. The depot was torn down not long after this photo was taken.