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  1. Passing on the Diamond

    Passing on the Diamond

    Iowa Interstate 508 passes on the diamond while a BNSF waits in the background. Joliet station in Joliet Illinois
  2. Colorado State Fair Train

    Colorado State Fair Train

    With the 844 on the lead and the D&RGW heritage unit to help.And this fine UP car to tie it all up.Man what a fine train.
  3. First run of The Colorado State Fair Express

    First run of The Colorado State Fair Express

    This we Hope this to be a yearly Event from here on.
  4. DEER!!!


    A train on the Texas State Railroad is approaching the station Palastine. This shows how this railroad runs threw some of the best East Texas has to offer, as part of the residence of the area decides that he can't wait to cross the tracks and makes a run for it.
  5. In your...hood?

    In your...hood?

    Do end-cab switchers have a "face," per se? The hood end is invariably the front, but that makes for a face that would make Jimmy Durante envious. San Francisco Belt Alco S-2's #49 (ex-23) and 25 had long been fixtures at San Francisco's Golden Gate Railroad Museum, but the units...
  6. TSRR #300

    TSRR #300

    This train is sitting at the Rusk, TX. depot waiting to depart for Palestine, TX.
  7. Into the Beautiful Land...

    Into the Beautiful Land...

    Westbound shortly after leaving Gore Canyon west of Kremmling, Colo., near State Bridge, Colo., the California Zephyr enters lush mountains and landscaping. Shot Sept. 5, 2003, with 35MM on former Rio Grande, now UP, track.
  8. backing into the fair

    backing into the fair

    Here the engine backs across the temporary track to its new resting place while the fair is in town. Be sure to stop by if you can, and take a look.
  9. Red terror

    Red terror

    Back in 1989, from memory I had signed off duty just in time to dash out and shoot the eastbound passenger job WL86 climbing through Sodwalls to the top of the Great Dividing Range. Red terror scheme 4458 hauls the motley collection of non-air con carriages that typified the NSW country...
  10. North Mail

    North Mail

    Back in 1988, armed with an employee rail pass, I decided to ride the North Mail to Tenterfield. The night running mail trains were shortly to vanish from the NSW rail scene. Sadly, this scene is now long gone to the history books. Two aussie alco locomotives, wooden and steel bodied...
  11. World series a world away

    World series a world away

    Back when I was on the top fireman's roster (acting drivers), working with the class six drivers, it was fun working the west to and from Parkes on the Indian Pacific and high wheeler freighters. This particular afternoon, we are headed eastbound and have been put into Molong loop to cross a...
  12. Creak and groan

    Creak and groan

    I used to like working to Mudgee, except during winter time, when you had to fight with your mate for the handful of hot water bottles at the old barracks. Here you see venerable 4484 (DL500B) in red terror scheme about to tread cautiously over the old wooden trestle, tugging just a few empty...
  13. Put away for the Rocket

    Put away for the Rocket

    Back when I actually enjoyed going to work, we were still government and proud, and tradition still pervaded the NSW rail scene, I regularly carried the camera in my work bag. While working west bound freighter 8329, powered by two shoe box aussie alco 2000 hp 80 class CE615 four strokers, we...
  14. GM's Galore

    GM's Galore

    Spending a day around Picton NSW on the short south back in 1984 did prove successful. This particular shot taken very hastily. The 421 class were about to be withdrawn from service. Two AJ16C 421 class with a J26C 422 class teamed up on this wheatie. Ok, while they ain't Alcos, the blood did... 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.

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