north is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

  1. BNSF General Manifest west through North Dalles, Washington.

    BNSF General Manifest west through North Dalles, Washington.

    BNSF #3002 leads two other 4-axle power through the curve east of the East switch North Dalles to points westward in Washington state. The grain cars right behind the power were probably added to the train in Pasco to move to the Vancouver/Portland area.
  2. Manifest through a typical Saturday..

    Manifest through a typical Saturday..

    Here is the BNSF #5348 east leading the H-EVEBAR-9-01 traveling at track speed after going to through the east switch at North Dalles industrial spur..
  3. The Palmetto

    The Palmetto

    Amtrak train #89, the northbound Palmetto, makes a station stop at Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
  4. Nash Co.

    Nash Co.

    Nash County Railroad GP38-2 #9657 leads a train through Rocky Mount, North Carolina after picking up cars at the CSX yard.
  5. Midwest Tsunami

    Midwest Tsunami

    Metra 2113 breaks the silence of the forest a day after 15" of snow fell in the region. A lone cross country skiers tracks are the only evidence left in the fresh power on the Des Plaines river trail, ducking under Metras Fox Lake sub along side the Des Plaines river.
  6. RMSX 1012

    RMSX 1012

    Harsco Track Technologies rail grinder works the CSX tracks at Hamlet, North Carolina.
  7. Grain Train

    Grain Train

    An Aberdeen, Carolina & Western grain train with 3 ACWR units and 2 from CSX prepares to head west into ACWR territory after receiving the train from CSX.
  8. Kodachrome Through Snowy Cajon Station

    Kodachrome Through Snowy Cajon Station

    Eastbound Santa Fe SD45 "Kodachrome" #5351 leads a manifest freight while braving the winter wonderland through Cajon Station on the North Main on Cajon's 1st Subdivision on February 25, 1987.
  9. Across the Baker Valley

    Across the Baker Valley

    On cold December morning UP's M-PCHK rolls west across the Baker Valley of northeast Oregon. As is typical for December in the valley, the wind is blowing around 30 mph causing drifts on the highways. No wonder this location is called North Powder!
  10. CSX Colors

    CSX Colors

    A colorful trio of CSX locomotives sits next to the depot at Apex, North Carolina.
  11. Sunset


    As the sun sets, a southbound CSX freight rolls past the depot at Rocky Mount, North Carolina and into the yard.
  12. Autumn


    CSX train Q409 catches the last rays of the afternoon sun at Sharpsburg, NC.
  13. Great Western 5625 At North Yard, CO

    Great Western 5625 At North Yard, CO

    GW 5625 switches at North Yard near Ft. Collins, CO. Canon EOS 20D 14mm wide angle
  14. Great Western 5625 At North Yard, CO

    Great Western 5625 At North Yard, CO

    GW 5625 switches at North Yard near Ft. Collins, CO. I believe this loco was the first production GP20 off the EMD line and was originally purchased by the SP. Canon EOS 20D EF 70-200mm f/4 L @ 180mm
  15. Leaving the Yard

    Leaving the Yard

    NS C40-9W #9972, one of the highest numbered units on the roster, leads train 351 out of the yard at Greensboro.
  16. NS 158

    NS 158

    Early morning at Greensboro and NS train 158 rolls north through the yard.
  17. CSX Local

    CSX Local

    A very weathered CSX SD40-2 #8241 leads train F741 through Cary, North Carolina.
  18. Track Work

    Track Work

    The crew of Norfolk Southern train 349 waves to a passing CSX MoW worker on the shared NS/CSX double track at Cary, NC.
  19. Autumn


    The first day of Autumn finds NS train 350 with a bright blue ex-Conrail SD40-2 on the front heading towards Raleigh, NC.
  20. Kudzu


    NS train 349 passes by a rather large expanse of Kudzu as it enters Glenwood Yard in Raleigh, NC. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)