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Algers, Winslow & Western (Oakland City, Indiana; June 4, 1975)
One of the joys of a cross-country auto trip is the unexpected discovery of rail lines. There's not much to see in this photo but track, but at least ...
Arcade & Attica (Arcade, New York; August 16, 1970)
Back in 1970 it wasn't all that common to be out driving in the country and stumble across a steam-powered excursion train. The Arcade & Attica, diese...
Arcade & Attica (Arcade, New York; August 16, 1970)
One of the Arcade & Attica's two cabooses (no. 303, although the number is not visible) is seen here near Arcade, New York.In 1880 the Tonawanda Valle...
Arcade & Attica (Java Center, New York; August 16, 1970)
That the Arcade & Attica was a freight railroad well before entering the tourist business is evidenced here by this quartet of boxcars at Java Center,...
Arcade & Attica (Java Center, New York; August 16, 1970)
The Arcade & Attica station at Java Center, New York seems to be doubling as a Ford Dealership (an even larger sign remains in place in 2018). The hig...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Crozier Canyon); November 25, 1995)
One of the scenic obstacles on the Santa Fe between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona is Crozier Canyon, which follows the Truxton Wash through a narrow p...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Crozier Canyon); November 25, 1995)
Another Santa Fe freight, eastbound this time, approaches Crozier Canyon with no less than four warbonnet units on the head end. This time it looks li...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Crozier Canyon); November 25, 1995)
Again seen from Old Route 66, but from below grade this time, an eastbound Santa Fe freight approaches the west end of Crozier Canyon.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Crozier Canyon); November 25, 1995)
The other (east) end of Crozier Canyon is a bit harder to get to, involving a dirt road and a number of gates, but it is accessible (or at least was i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Crozier Canyon); November 25, 1995)
Once out of Crozier Canyon Santa Fe freights had a relatively free run across the high desert towards Truxton, Arizona. This segment was double track ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Pan Canyon); November 12, 1995)
The next obstacle encountered by eastbound Santa Fe trains out of Seligman was short but narrow Pan Canyon, just west of the Old Route 66 Crookton bri...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Pan Canyon); November 12, 1995)
Approaching Pan Canyon from the west is an eastbound Santa Fe freight out of Seligman, Arizona. This sweeping curve has been a photographer's favorite...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Arizona (Pan Canyon); November 29, 1996)
The high desert is by no means always hot; in fact, winters can be pretty fierce here. The photographer can testify that getting this view of the curv...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Corva, Arizona; October 22, 2000)
The Santa Fe's Arizona mainline between between Williams and Ash Fork, where the "Peavine" (Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix) branched off to head south t...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Crookton, Arizona; November 22, 1997)
Wonder how long it took for newly-created Burlington Northern Santa Fe to replace or redo this classic set of Santa Fe crossbucks, just a mile and a h...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Crookton, Arizona (East Crookton); November 22, 1997)
One of the largest railroad construction projects in the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century was the Santa Fe's Crookton Cut...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Crookton, Arizona (East Crookton); November 22, 1997)
The Santa Fe spared no expense in making the Crookton Cutoff a high-speed raceway, including bidirectionally signaled CTC. At this time the classic Sa...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Crookton, Arizona (East Crookton); November 22, 1997)
An eastbound Santa Fe freight led by three units in Santa Fe's longstanding blue and yellow freight scheme passes the camera on the Crookton Cutoff, b...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Crookton, Arizona (East Crookton); November 22, 1997)
An eastbound freight passes the second of the two signal bridges at East Crookton on the Santa Fe's Crookton Cutoff. The road's concern for the safety...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; June 10, 1970)
Starting in 1901 the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe ran passenger trains between its main line station at Williams, Arizona and Grand Canyon Village, o...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; June 11, 1970)
Shortly after entering Grand Canyon Village the Santa Fe's Grand Canyon line split via a wye, with one leg leading to the station and the other servin...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; June 11, 1970)
The north end of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's Grand Canyon Village yard, looking towards the wye. The Canyon itself itself is beyond the trees in...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Seligman, Arizona; November 29, 1996)
Just east of Seligman, on the climb out of Chino Valley, is a short rock cut through a small outcropping on the Santa Fe mainline which provides super...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Seligman, Arizona; November 21, 1997)
Another view from "Vista Cut," this time looking west towards Seligman, Arizona, as an eastbound freight works uphill with a load of piggyback trailer...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Seligman, Arizona; October 22, 2000)
One of the unfortunate effects of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe merger of 1996 was the replacement of the classic Santa Fe signal bridges with the ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Seligman, Arizona (Chino Point); November 22, 1997)
Chino Point, located a few miles west of Seligman, Arizona, is a rocky outcropping overlooking the Aubrey Valley and accessible via a rather precariou...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Seligman, Arizona (Chino Point); November 22, 1997)
Looking east from Chino Point we see the small town and division point of Seligman, Arizona. In the distance the mainline begins the long climb out of...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Williams, Arizona (Crookton Cutoff); October 22, 2000)
Here on the Crookton Cutoff, just north of Williams, Arizona, an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight approaches one of the remaining "old-s...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Williams, Arizona (Crookton Cutoff); October 22, 2000)
An eastbound freight on the Crookton Cutoff, north of Williams, Arizona, approaches the junction with the Phoenix line at Williams Junction.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Williams, Arizona (Williams Junction); November 26, 1995)
Williams Junction (located just east of Williams, Arizona) marks the eastern end of the Santa Fe's Crookton Cutoff, which eliminated numerous steep gr...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Williams, Arizona (Williams Junction); November 26, 1995)
Looking west at Williams Junction, the "peavine" line to Phoenix can be seen branching off to the left as an eastbound freight coming off the Crookton...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Williams, Arizona (Williams Junction); November 26, 1995)
A westbound freight led by Santa Fe no. 557 and three more units in full "warbonnet" paint passes the camera at Williams Junction, just east of Willia...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 1981)
An eastbound Union Pacific freight, tenant on the Santa Fe's Cajon Pass line, climbs towards Summit.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 1981)
An eastbound Union Pacific freight, tenant on the Santa Fe's Cajon Pass line, nears Alray as it continues towards Summit. The Southern Pacific's Colto...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 1981)
In this view looking north from the adjacent hillside, a Union Pacific freight ascends the Santa Fe's Cajon Pass north track after crossing California...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
This Amtrak train is taking the Santa Fe's north track up Cajon Pass; the south track is in the foreground. The Southern Pacific's Colton-Palmdale Cut...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
An eastbound Santa Fe freight emerges from Blue Cut near Cajon as it climbs towards the summit of Cajon Pass.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
This eastbound Santa Fe freight, sporting several GP30s in its consist, continues its climb towards the summit of Cajon Pass. The Southern Pacific's C...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
More of the eastbound freight as it ascends Cajon Pass.Remember when "piggyback" (TOFC) was king?.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
This northbound Santa Fe freight has just left Blue Cut as it works its way up Cajon Pass.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
An Amtrak train takes the eastbound main at Cajon as it climbs towards the summit of Cajon Pass.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); November 7, 1981)
A westbound Amtrak train heads downgrade at Cajon towards the Los Angeles Basin; the eastbound main is in the foreground.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
A westbound Union Pacific freight prepares for the downhill plunge through Cajon Pass as it passes through Summit.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
Another westbound freight, Santa Fe this time, crests the grade at Summit and prepares for the descent of Cajon Pass.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
A westbound freight passes through Summit, bearing the "kodachrome" paint scheme intended for the ill-fated Santa Fe-Southern Pacific merger. And ther...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
This westbound freight is about to hit the descending grade of Cajon Pass as it passes through Summit.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
Although this looks like one of those Pictures You Should Never Take, those are actually helpers moving away from the photographer at Summit.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
Here at the west end of Summit is the actual beginning of the Cajon Pass downgrade.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
Yet another westbound freight arrives at Summit.This view would be very different today, with floodlights and security fencing everywhere. The Souther...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Cajon Pass); May 15, 1988)
Here, just west of Summit, one gets an actual idea of the challenge faced in building over Cajon Pass. The two tracks will soon separate, with the ori...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (California (Tehachapi Pass); June 17, 1982)
Tehachapi Pass needs no introduction to railfans, having been the subject of countless articles, books and videos. Here a Santa Fe freight traverses t...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1983)
A Santa Fe freight is about to exit Broadway interlocking, named for the boulevard crossing over the tracks, northeast of Los Angeles Union Station. T...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1983)
This Santa Fe freight is heading south along the Los Angeles River towards Mission Junction, having just left Broadway interlocking. In the distance i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1983)
Fresh from its Pasadena station stop, this Amtrak run is crossing the Los Angeles River en route to Los Angeles Union Station. Taken looking north fro...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (San Diego, California (Santa Fe Depot); January 3, 1978)
San Diego's rail station, the Santa Fe Depot, is located in downtown San Diego (Centre City) and today serves Amtrak, the state-run San Diego Coaster ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (San Diego, California (Santa Fe Depot); January 3, 1978)
One of Amtrak's San Diegans waits at San Diego's Santa Fe Depot, with Broadway in the foreground. At the far left is the Santa Fe's line to National C...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Santa Ana, California; June 2, 1970)
About all I can tell you about this shot is that it's Santa Fe's San Diego line and that it was taken somewhere around Santa Ana, California.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Topock, California; October 22, 1977)
This massive Santa Fe bridge over the Colorado River at Topock, California, was the third one constructed, in 1945. An earlier (1890) bridge just sout...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Topock, California; October 22, 1977)
A view from deck level of the Santa Fe's bridge over the Colorado River at Topock, California. The river is out of sight below.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Canon City, Colorado; June 3, 1996)
The story of the Royal Gorge "war" and the Denver & Rio Grande's ultimate victory has been told many times. Less well known is that the Atchison, Tope...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Canon City, Colorado; June 3, 1996)
This wye at Canon City, Colorado connected the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's Canon City branch to several mines south of town. This view is loo...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Canon City, Colorado; June 3, 1996)
This appears to be end of track for the Santa Fe's Canon City branch. The line used to parallel the Rio Grande's Royal Gorge line for a few more miles...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 26, 1971)
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe apparently kept a small fleet of Alco RS-1's to handle its passenger car fleet south of Chicago's Union Station. This ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 27, 1971)
This view is from Chicago's South Damen Avenue bridge looking east, as a short Santa Fe transfer run passes a long freight headed for downtown. The Il...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 27, 1971)
The Texas Chief left Chicago in late afternoon, as seen from the South Damen Avenue Bridge in Chicago, Illinois. Although Amtrak has been in charge si...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
The Santa Fe's downtown Chicago engine terminal, here seen from West 18th Street, was used to service the road's passenger fleet entering and leaving ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
The advent of Amtrak on May 1 has not yet impacted the appearance of this Santa Fe passenger train, the head-end consist still in classic warbonnet pa...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
This is probably the Texas Chief, based on the time and the Fs on the front (by this time the Super Chief was usually pulled by cowl units), heading i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
Here seen looking south from West 18th Street is the Santa Fe's Chicago coach yard, for now an Amtrak facility.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
In another view looking south from West 18th Street the Santa Fe's coach yard is at left, with the car washer at right. Just visible at the far right ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
A closer look south from West 18th Street at the Santa Fe's car washer in its passenger equipment servicing facility in Chicago, Illinois. At right i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's eastbound Texas Chief clatters through Chicago's Ash Crossing on its way to Union Station. Although operated by Amtr...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
These warbonnet-clad F's leading the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's eastbound Texas Chief through Chicago's Ash Crossing will soon be replaced by units...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
One last look at those gorgeous F-units leading the Santa Fe's Texas Chief through Ash Crossing.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
One of the better things Amtrak did was to take the Santa Fe's idea of high-level long-distance passenger cars and run with it. These cars, seen on th...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
With the inception of Amtrak and Santa Fe's relinquishing of all passenger service to that carrier, blue and yellow will soon reign supreme for severa...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Not all Santa Fe cabooses were bright red and yellow. Caboose no. 1708, seen here at Chicago's Ash Crossing on the end of an eastbound transfer run, i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); July 28, 1971)
The inbound Texas Chief (by now operated by Amtrak) heads north to Chicago's Union Station, seen from Roosevelt Road looking south. The CB&Q commuter ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
By 1973 Amtrak was using Santa Fe cowl units in freight colors for the Super Chief, here seen inbound at 21st Street Crossing. In the past Santa Fe pa...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
Amtrak was already over two years old when this was taken, but service over Santa Fe routes could still be counted on to host Santa Fe power. That the...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
Having made its station stop at Union Station, the former Santa Fe (now Amtrak) Super Chief is making a backup move via the former Pennsylvania mainli...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
The Texas Chief is heading out of Union Station on its way to the Southwest, and in spite of early Amtrak operation still looks elegant. The tracks be...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
Having crossed the Chicago River (South Branch) the Texas Chief has turned onto Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (former Alton) rails and will shortly cross over t...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Chicago, Illinois (Union Station); June 3, 1973)
Two years after the inception of Amtrak the Super Chief has been relegated to Santa Fe freight diesels, although a few warbonnet units remain in the c...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Joliet, Illinois (Joliet Union Station); June 1, 1973)
Joliet Union Station was, to put it mildly, a great place to watch trains in the early 1970s. Whether today's safety/security conscious railroads (or ...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Joliet, Illinois (Joliet Union Station); June 1, 1973)
It may be Amtrak by this time, but those warbonnet units (probably fresh from the car washer at Chicago's 18th Street facility) still look fantastic i...
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Joliet, Illinois (Joliet Union Station); June 1, 1973)
This train (probably Amtrak's former Santa Fe eastbound Texas Chief) on shared Santa Fe and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio trackage is about to cross Rock Island...
Baltimore & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois; July 28, 1971)
One of the railroad landmarks of the area south of Chicago's Union Station is the pair of massive lift bridges and viaducts over the Union Station tra...
Baltimore & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Grand Central Station); June 3, 1973)
Yes, there was a Grand Central Station, but in 1973 it weren't there no more, as this shot attests; the historic station was demolished in 1971. This ...
Baltimore & Ohio (South Chicago, Illinois (South Chicago Crossing); June 2, 1973)
At one time the Baltimore & Ohio's passenger trains followed a tortuous route into Chicago. Although this line was still in use for freight, passenger...
Baltimore & Ohio (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
The tangle of roads in the Chicago metropolitan area begins to sort itself out at State Line Crossing, straddling the Indiana/Illinois border just wes...
Baltimore & Ohio (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
The Buffalo Creek, although owned by the Erie and Lehigh Valley, was also used by transfer runs of the Baltimore & Ohio and Nickel Plate as well. Here...
Baltimore & Ohio (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
Another look at the Baltimore & Ohio transfer run on Buffalo Creek rails, just south of FW Tower. The semaphore (missing a lens) is probably a fixed d...
Baltimore & Ohio (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
This Baltimore & Ohio transfer run has almost reached the junction at FW Tower on Buffalo Creek rails. The Pennsylvania's tracks (at far left) have he...
Baltimore & Ohio (Akron, Ohio (Akron Union Station); July 29, 1971)
Akron's Union Station, built in the 1950's, served trains of the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroads; the Erie had its own station to the sout...
Baltimore & Ohio (Athens, Ohio; May 27, 1974)
The Baltimore & Ohio's Marietta & Cincinnati mainline across south central Ohio at one time passed through the town of Athens, home of Ohio University...
Baltimore & Ohio (Athens, Ohio; May 27, 1974)
Passenger service to Athens was one of the many casualties of Amtrak, leaving this attractive station inactive. As late as 1968 two passenger trains a...
Baltimore & Ohio (Athens, Ohio; May 27, 1974)
The Baltimore & Ohio's former Marietta & Cincinnati main line in Athens, Ohio. This view is looking east.
Baltimore & Ohio (Athens, Ohio; May 27, 1974)
This shot was taken on the other side of the bridge in the preceding shot, this time looking west at an approaching eastbound. Soon this freight will ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio; March 27, 1970)
The Cuyahoga River curled through the Cleveland Flats without regard for the railroads' convenience, creating one obstacle after another. The result w...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
By its nature a bascule bridge has to have somewhere to come down to, and this abutment on the Baltimore & Ohio's line to the Cleveland lakefront was ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
Although the signage over the main entrance of this building clearly reads "B&O R.R. Freight Office," this building, located in the Cleveland Flats al...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
The Baltimore & Ohio maintained a line which headed north out of Clark Avenue Yard, following the Cuyahoga River almost to its mouth where it intercha...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio (Clark Avenue Yard); August 28, 1970)
Truly Cleveland's Clark Avenue viaduct was one of the prime attractions for a railfan visiting Cleveland, Ohio, as it provided a front row seat for mu...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio (Clark Avenue Yard); August 28, 1970)
Shot from almost the same spot as the preceding slide, but on the other side of the Clark Avenue bridge looking south, another switcher is pulling a c...
Baltimore & Ohio (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
Taken from Girard's Liberty Street Bridge looking north, this view is of is one of those "funnels" in which multiple railroads run side by side to gai...
Baltimore & Ohio (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
Seen looking south from Girard, Ohio's Liberty Street Bridge, a Baltimore & Ohio freight is emerging from the tunnel under the Pennsylvania's Erie & A...
Baltimore & Ohio (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
Quite a bit of the Baltimore & Ohio's Lake Subdivision traffic was handled by F-unit lashups like this one, heading north on the Lake Subdivision (pro...
Baltimore & Ohio (Kent, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
In the college town of Kent, Ohio the Baltimore & Ohio and Erie mainlines ran north and south through town along the Mahoning River (on the left), sep...
Baltimore & Ohio (Kent, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
Another view of the two-level rail/water corridor through the northeastern Ohio university town of Kent. The Baltimore & Ohio's mainline runs along th...
Baltimore & Ohio (McDonald, Ohio; September 2, 1973)
This aerial photo view (taken from a private plane) is approximately halfway between Niles and Girard, Ohio looking east. The Mahoning River runs thro...
Baltimore & Ohio (North Warren, Ohio (BO Crossing); August 1981)
Warren, Ohio in the mid-twentieth century was a railfan paradise, with multiple rail lines running in every direction. The Baltimore & Ohio's Lake Sub...
Baltimore & Ohio (North Warren, Ohio (BO Crossing); August 1981)
This view is looking south along the B&O's Lake Subdivision (Girard to Painesville, Ohio) at BO Crossing in North Warren, Ohio. The tracks in the fore...
Baltimore & Ohio (Ravenna, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
In 1899 both the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroads began planning new lines between Niles and Ravenna, Ohio. The Pennsylvania needed a throu...
Baltimore & Ohio (Warren, Ohio; June 2, 1970)
Another aerial photograph taken from a small private plane, this time just northwest of Warren, Ohio, The large plant in the center is Copperweld Stee...
Baltimore & Ohio (Warren, Ohio; June 20, 1970)
A Baltimore & Ohio way freight pauses at the Warren, Ohio Erie station, apparently while working the steel mills on the south side of Warren. The two ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Warren, Ohio; June 20, 1970)
The Erie station at Warren, Ohio was always a busy place in the early 1970's, before the coming of Conrail. Between the Erie Lackawanna's many through...
Baltimore & Ohio (Warren, Ohio; July 18, 1970)
The Baltimore & Ohio's former Pittsburgh & Western main ran from Ohio Junction in Girard, Ohio to re-join the B&O mainline in Newton Falls. The sectio...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
The Baltimore & Ohio's mainline followed the Mahoning River through Youngstown, Ohio. In this view from the Wick Avenue bridge looking west, the B&O i...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Both the Baltimore & Ohio and the Erie had small freight facilities located in the bend of the Mahoning River just south of downtown Youngstown, here ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
The Baltimore & Ohio's mainline bypassed downtown Youngstown by hugging the opposite bank of the Mahoning River. Above to the right is the Lake Erie &...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
For a while these curved steel top cabooses (and boxcars built to a similar design) were frequently used on the Baltimore & Ohio, here seen trailing a...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
A westbound Baltimore & Ohio freight passes under the Gibson Ave. bridge (now part of US 62) in Youngstown, Ohio. Just out of view to the right is the...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio (NK Yard); July 30, 1970)
NK Yard, located just east of downtown Youngstown, was the Great Melting Pot for the city's railroads, where Baltimore & Ohio, New York Central (and ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio (NK Yard); July 30, 1970)
Alco switchers like nos. 9000 and 9001 were a common sight on the Baltimore & Ohio in Youngstown, Ohio, here seen at NK Yard from Edgewood Street.
Baltimore & Ohio (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 2, 1971)
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, in addition to being a highly scenic spot on the Youghiogheny River, also hosted the mainlines of the Baltimore & Ohio and the...
Baltimore & Ohio (Cameron, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
One wonders how many fine stations like this one are hidden throughout West Virginia, in many cases by abandoned roadbeds. Judging from the appearance...
Baltimore & Ohio (Grafton, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
The Baltimore & Ohio's original mainline from Baltimore to St. Louis passed through Grafton, West Virginia, where subsidiary lines to Wheeling and Cha...
Baltimore & Ohio (Grafton, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
At Grafton, West Virginia the Baltimore & Ohio's line from St. Louis arrived from the southwest and crossed the Tygart Valley River before joining the...
Baltimore & Ohio (Grafton, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Below is the Baltimore & Ohio's line to St. Louis as it crosses the Tygart Valley River and heads southwest. This slide was taken from an unidentified...
Baltimore & Ohio (Grafton, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
At Grafton, West Virginia, a branch to Cove Run, Moatsville and Overfield left the St. Louis main to cross Three Fork Creek and head south along the e...
Baltimore & Ohio (Grafton, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
The Baltimore & Ohio maintained a major roundhouse in Grafton, West Virginia at the junction of the St. Louis mainline with several branches and subsi...
Baltimore & Ohio (Hundred, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Another look at the line (now abandoned) through Cameron, West Virginia. This tunnel is near Hundred, south of Cameron.
Baltimore & Ohio (Shinnston, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Shinnston, West Virginia is located between Fairmont and Clarksburg on one of the innumerable now-abandoned coal-mining branches that used to blanket ...
Baltimore & Ohio (Shinnston, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Another shot of the same train heading southwest into Shinnston, West Virginia, again from the U.S. Highway 19 bridge.
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
At Forest Hill Crossing north/south lines of the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal and Pennsylvania (Penn Central) cross east/west lines of the Wabash...
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
A Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal transfer run approaches Forest Hill Crossing, where it will cross the rails of the Chesapeake & Ohio, Belt Railway...
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
Baltimore & Ohio no. 4103 wearing the classic "Chessie Kitten" paint scheme leads an eastbound freight on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal trackage t...
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Riverdale, Illinois (Barr Yard); July 26, 1971)
The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad's Barr Yard is the nerve center for its Chicago operations, seen here from the South Halsted Street bri...
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Riverdale, Illinois (Barr Yard); July 26, 1971)
A look at the midpoint of Barr Yard, again taken from the South Halsted Street bridge, this time looking east.
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (Riverdale, Illinois (Barr Yard); July 26, 1971)
Another view of the west end of the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal's Barr Yard, from the South Halsted Street Bridge.
Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (South Chicago, Illinois (South Chicago Crossing); June 2, 1973)
At South Chicago (just on the Illinois side of the Illinois/Indiana border) a branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal left the B&O's passenger...
Bath & Hammondsport (Bath, New York; March 8, 1970)
At Bath, New York the tiny Bath & Hammondsport interchanged with the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (part of Erie Lackawanna by this time). The...
Bath & Hammondsport (Hammondsport, New York; March 7, 1970)
The Bath & Hammondsport terminated on the west end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. Here a B&H caboose bearing the road's "...
Bath & Hammondsport (Hammondsport, New York; March 7, 1970)
The Bath & Hammondsport's Hammondsport depot was located at the very end of the line on Water Street on the west end of Keuka Lake; note the boats vis...
Bath & Hammondsport (Rheims, New York; March 7, 1970)
After an interval of almost fifty years it can be tricky to identify the exact location of a photo using topographical maps, but this appears to have ...
Bath & Hammondsport (Rheims, New York; March 7, 1970)
This appears to be one of the wineries along the Bath & Hammondsport at Rheims, New York. Business car "Pleasant Valley" seems to br waiting for its n...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
The Belt Railway of Chicago was a frequent visitor to most of the crossings and junctions in the Chicago area. Here at Forest Hill Crossing an eastbou...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
It was difficult in the seventies to roam around Chicago without encounting the black, gray and yellow units of the Belt Railway of Chicago. Here at F...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
Another eastbound Belt Railway of Chicago transfer run at Forest Hill Crossing. The BRC had a number of these Alco Century units, and did they ever lo...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
This Belt Railway of Chicago transfer run at Forest Hill Crossing is on the connecting track between the Chesapeake & Ohio/BRC joint tracks and the Ba...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
A Belt Railway of Chicago transfer run has finished its business and is returning through Pullman Junction on joint Chesapeake & Ohio/BRC trackage. No...
Belt Railway of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois (South Chicago Crossing); June 2, 1973)
A Belt Railway of Chicago run heads for the U.S.Steel South Chicago plant. To the left is the former Pennsylvania Railroad main line (now Penn Central...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Conneaut, Ohio; March 27, 1970)
One of the many highlights of a ride on the New York Central between Ashtabula, Ohio and Buffalo, New York was this quick glimpse from the Central's h...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Erie, Pennsylvania; March 26, 1971)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie is best known for its massive lake boat loading facility at Conneaut, Ohio, but it also had a branch to Erie, Pennsylvania. T...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Greenville, Pennsylvania; March 29, 1970)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie's "old" mainline famously threaded its way through downtown Greenville via a narrow right of way, here seen looking south fro...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Greenville, Pennsylvania; August 17, 1971)
Just north of Greenville, Pennsylvania, the Bessemer & Lake Erie's "old" mainline (as opposed to the newer Kremis-Osgood Cutoff) followed a curving pa...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Greenville, Pennsylvania; August 17, 1971)
A closer look at Bessemer & Lake Erie southbound freight led by no. 863. Soon this train will pass through downtown Greenville.
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Greenville, Pennsylvania; August 17, 1971)
Barely visible in this shot of southbound Bessemer & Lake Erie hoppers just south of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is one of the B&LE's famous F-units at ...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Hartstown, Pennsylvania; May 22, 1975)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie's main at Hartstown, Pennsylvania appears to have been recently single tracked in this view from the U.S. Route 322 overpass ...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Osgood, Pennsylvania; July 25, 1972)
At Osgood, Pennsylvania, the Bessemer & Lake Erie's Kremis-Osgood Cutoff spans the valley of the Shenango River and three railroad lines. One of those...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Osgood, Pennsylvania; July 25, 1972)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie's original main line through Osgood, Pennsylvania, runs alongside the Shenango River; Baldwin switcher no. 405 is handling ca...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Osgood, Pennsylvania; July 25, 1972)
This Bessemer & Lake Erie caboose (no. 1983) is seen in the small interchange yard with the New York Central's Oil City branch along the Shenango Rive...
Bessemer & Lake Erie (Osgood, Pennsylvania; August 15, 1972)
The Bessemer & Lake Erie's Kremis-Osgood Cutoff was a major engineering feat, bypassing grade crossings in Greenville, Pennsylvania and tortuous runni...
Big Four (New York Central) (Indianapolis, Indiana; May 24, 1975)
The former Big Four mainline west of Indianapolis. Both of those upper aspects sure look yellow, but based on position one of them ought to be green. ...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; March 27, 1970)
As seen from Cleveland's Lorain Avenue bridge looking southeast, a Penn Central local with a GP30 running long end first on former Big Four rails head...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Looking northeast from Cleveland's 25th Street bridge, the former Big Four freight line to the lakefront is below. The bridge in the upper center carr...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The massive viaduct carrying the Cleveland Union Terminal and Cleveland Rapid Transit rails dominates this photo, but behind it a Penn Central freight...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
A Penn Central freight on former Big Four rails has just passed under the Superior Avenue bridge (U.S Highway 6/20/542) on its way to the former New Y...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
In this view from Cleveland's Superior Avenue looking south, the former Big Four crosses the Cuyahoga River on a massive lift bridge (though not as la...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
The Big Four's northbound mainline through Cleveland eventually connected with the New York Central's lakefront line at "FS" tower. First, however, it...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
Two Penn Central cab units and a New York Central unit that so far has escaped the paint shop head north under the West 24th Street bridge on former B...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
This view, looking southeast from Cleveland's Lorain Avenue bridge, shows three Penn Central units heading north on the former Big Four Cleveland frei...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio (Cloggville); August 28, 1970)
Once the Big Four's line into Cleveland from the south split off from the Cleveland Union Terminal passenger line, its status as a slow freight line b...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio (Cloggville); March 26, 1971)
There are (or were) many interesting junctions in Cleveland, Ohio if one knew where to look. In this view of the Cloggville trackage, looking south fr...
Big Four (New York Central) (Cleveland, Ohio (DK Tower); March 26, 1971)
Another view looking south from the Lorain Avenue bridge, this time showing the Nickel Plate Road's massive lift bridge over the Cuyahoga River in the...
Big Four (New York Central) (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
Marion, Ohio marks the end of paired trackage by the Erie and Big Four (Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati & St. Louis) between Galion and Marion, Ohio. T...
Big Four (New York Central) (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
Another look at the end of paired trackage by the Erie and Big Four (Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati & St. Louis) between Galion and Marion, Ohio. Alth...
Big Four (New York Central) (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
The platform shed for Marion Union Station is barely visible in this view of the end of paired trackage by the Erie and Big Four (Cleveland, Chicago, ...
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (BC Tower); April 5, 1970)
BC Tower (or BC Crossing) was the name given to the diamond crossing of the Buffalo Creek and New York Central railroads on the south side of Buffalo....
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
Although Buffalo Central Terminal is best known as a major New York Central passenger hub, it also served as a freight connection for railroads such a...
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
The junction at FW Tower, just south of Buffalo Central Terminal, may well have been the busiest junction in all of Buffalo. Here the Buffalo Creek (j...
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
A relatively uncluttered look at FW Tower's "Cadillac Curve" in Buffalo New York, seen from the Seneca Street bridge. The curve provided a relatively ...
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
A closer look at the Buffalo Creek's distant signal for FW Tower at Buffalo, New York. Note the empty arm extending to the left; this is a "doll's arm...
Buffalo Creek (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
Looking south from Seneca Street we see the two tracks of the Buffalo Creek and one Pennsylvania track, with a connector from the stub-end Pennsylvani...
Buffalo Creek & Gauley (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
The Buffalo Creek & Gauley was long gone (abandoned in 1965) by the time this photo was taken, but these antique cars (note the round windows!) still ...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
As late as 1971 one could still find these little wooden-sided cabooses on the Baltimore & Ohio's lesser byways. This one is at the West Avenue yard i...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
This former West Rochester Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh station at West Ave. has seen better days. The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh was absorbed...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
Just south of its interchange with the New York Central, the former Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (Baltimore & Ohio at the time) heads souith toward...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
This view is looking north along the former Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh. The West Rochester station at West Ave. is barely visible in the distance...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
In 1971 the former Pennsylvania Railroad branch to Rochester was still in use by Penn Central for local switching. Its crossing with the former Buffal...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
West Rochester is where the former Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (at this time Baltimore & Ohio) interchanged with the New York Central Railroad in ...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (West Rochester, New York (Brooks Avenue Station); April 9, 1971)
The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh's Brooks Avenue station, in addition to being architecturally distinctive, is also quite old. Built in 1913, it's ...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (Bradford, Pennsylvania; July 18, 1971)
The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh's Bradford, Pennsylvania station featured this beautiful brickwork, with a magnificent tile roof to match. Althoug...
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (Brockway, Pennsylvania; July 26, 1972)
In 1972 the last thing the photographer expected to see was this Baltimore & Ohio cab unit still in the B&O's original diesel paint scheme (even if on...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
The east throat of Toronto's Union Station, looking east towards the station from the Spadina Avenue bridge. The Canadian National switcher is on Toro...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
There's a little bit of everything in this view near the Canadian National engine facilities west of Toronto Union Station. CN was a big user of Budd ...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Canadian National maintained this turntable and roundhouse at its engine facility at the west end of Toronto Union Station. Today the roundhouse has b...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
This shot gives a better idea of the placement of Canadian National's engine facility west of Toronto Union Station, here seen just south of the west ...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
This time looking west from the Spadina Avenue bridge. The engine facility is out of sight to the left, with the west station throat and coach yards n...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Another view looking west from the Spadina Avenue bridge. The engine facility is again out of sight to the left, with the station throat on the right ...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Some interesting contrasts in this view from Front Street in Toronto. It's not often that you see old wood-sided boxcars juxtaposed against a sea of m...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
An afternoon's layover in Toronto's Union Station provided the opportunity to grab some shots of Canadian National rolling stock, such as these wooden...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Rebuilt MLW RS18u Canadian National no. 3154, bearing a considerably more colorful paint scheme than CN's usual mostly-black, is seen west of Toronto ...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
A westbound Canadian National freight led by no. 4102 heads away from Toronto Union Station, seen from the Spadina Avenue bridge.
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Canadian National switcher no. 8133 is well west of Toronto Union Station in this view, probably looking east from the Bathurst Street bridge.
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
It looks as if Canadian National switcher no. 6516 has extracted a cut of coaches from the coach yards west of Toronto Union Station and is preparing ...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
At least switcher no. 7027 still remained in the classic Canadian National black and gold in 1972.
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
A fine example of Canadian National's workhorse coaches, here interestingly sandwiched between two obviously well-used freight cars. This view is from...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Someone more familiar with Canadian National's Toronto facilities can probably identify this engine terminal better than I. I onlyh know it was within...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Another look at the Canadian National engine terminal west of Toronto Union Station.
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
With an extensive passenger service, Canadian National made heavy use of Budd railcars. And those things were fast!
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Looming above the Canadian National's engine facility on the west side of Toronto Union Station is a magnificent set of the giant grain elevators hist...
Canadian National (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
What appears to be a Canadian National head end power car is being wrestled into position at Toronto Union Station.
Canadian Pacific (Calgary, Alberta; June 11, 1972)
Calgary, Alberta was the last major westbound stop for the Canadian before entering the Canadian Rockies. Although the approach trackage to Calgary's ...
Canadian Pacific (Vancouver, British Columbia; June 12, 1972)
One of the complaints made about the Canadian Pacific in Vancouver, British Columbia was its monopolization of a major part of the city's waterfront, ...
Canadian Pacific (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 4, 1971)
One of the very last non-Penn Central trains to use Buffalo Central Terminal was the Canadian Pacific's Buffalo-Toronto rail-diesel car (RDC), seen he...
Canadian Pacific (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 4, 1971)
A closer look at the Canadian Pacific's Buffalo-Toronto rail diesel consist. At one point in the sixties it was seriously thought that the Budd RDC mi...
Canadian Pacific (Ontario; June 10, 1972)
The westbound Canadian encountered its eastbound counterpart somewhere between Heron Bay and Port Arthur, north of Lake Superior. If those striped nos...
Canadian Pacific (Ontario (Lake Superior); June 10, 1972)
One of the most difficult parts of the Canadian Pacific's construction was chiseling a grade into the cliffs along the north shore of Lake Superior; n...
Canadian Pacific (Ontario (Lake Superior); June 10, 1972)
With all due apologies for the styrofoam cup, this shot was just too good to omit. Seen from the westbound Canadian, the grade cut, shoveled and blast...
Canadian Pacific (Ontario (Lake Superior); June 10, 1972)
Another shot from the Canadian somewhere between Heron Bay and Port Arthur (north of Lake Superior). As if blasting a ledge into those cliffs wasn't b...
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
Here one of the Cass Scenic Railroad's Shays (probably #2) prepares for the day's chores by loading up coal and water. The line which became the Cass ...
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
One of the Cass Scenic Railroad's public "bench cars" is being moved into position for the first run of the day by an unidentified Shay, probably #2.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
A closer look at the Cass Scenic Railroad's well-preserved Pacific Coast Shay #2, built in 1928 for the Mayo Lumber Company in British Columbia.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
Inside the cab of Cass Scenic Railroad Pacific Coast Shay #2.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
Cass Scenic Railroad Pacific Coast Shay #2 prepares for the day's work.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
Pacific Coast Shay #2 on the Cass Scenic Railroad at Cass, West Virginia.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
A view from above of some of the Cass Scenic Railroad facilities, with Shay #5 in the foreground. This locomotive was actually built for the West Virg...
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
"The little red caboose" was never a truer description (in more ways than one) than here of the Cass Scenic Railroad's no. 90788.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
A double-headed passenger excursion heads up Whittaker Hill on the Cass Scenic Railroad.
Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass, West Virginia; August 22, 1972)
A closer look at the Cass Scenic Railroad double-headed passenger excursion as it climbs Back Allegheny Mountain towards its destination of Bald Knob,...
Central Vermont (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
Shut down in 1963, portions of the Rutland were resurrected variously as the Green Mountain Railway and the state-owned Vermont Railway. Although the ...
Central Vermont (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
Here the Central Vermont line from Burlington has begun to climb to the tunnel mouth where it will leave the Lake Champlain valley. The line on the le...
Central Vermont (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
The Central Vermont's branch between Burlington and Essex Juntion, Vermont leaves the Lake Champlain valley through this tunnel at the north end of Bu...
Central Vermont (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
A closer look at the Central Vermont's tunnel at the north end of Burlington. The classic oval cross section is a rarity these days, and unlikely to h...
Central Vermont (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
Once through the tunnel near the north end of Burlington, Vermont, the Central Vermont's branch between Burlington and Essex Junction heads out across...
Central Vermont (Essex Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
Essex Junction, Vermont, is where the Central Vermont's branch to Burlington joins the CV main line. The track at right is the Burlington Branch, with...
Central Vermont (Essex Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
A closer look at the Central Vermont's Essex Junction, Vermont station. In this view the branch to Burlington is on the left, with the CV mainline at ...
Central Vermont (Montpelier Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
At Montpelier Junction the Central Vermont met the Montpelier & Barre railroad (previously the Barre & Chelsea, among other transient names). Here loo...
Central Vermont (Montpelier Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
The view here is northwest along the Central Vermont mainline from the Montpelier Junction station platform, with the Winooski River bridge in the dis...
Central Vermont (Montpelier Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
At last, the station itself! This is Montpelier Junction, Vermont, with the Central Vermont mainline at right and the Montpelier & Barre curving off t...
Central Vermont (Waterbury, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
Here at Waterbury, Vermont is a station whose architecture just oozes New England spirit. The classic curved blade train order signal is also a treat....
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
In 1971 it was still possible to shoot a caboose like this one, on a transfer run at Brighton Park Crossing in Chicago.
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Brighton Park Crossing, where lines of the Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio and Chicago Junction (Chicago River & Indiana) crossed the Gulf, Mobile & Oh...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
Forest Hill Crossing (referred to in the first edition of the Train Watcher's Guide to Chicago as the 75th Street Crossing) saw shared tracks of the C...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
The many crossings and junctions in the Chicago area provided endless variety before the merger mania hit with a vengeance. The Chesapeake & Ohio frei...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
This westbound Chesapeake & Ohio transfer run through Chicago's Pullman Junction is actually on Rock Island rails; the C&O had its own tracks as well ...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
By this time both Chesapeake & Ohio and Baltimore & Ohio locomotives and cabooses were starting to appear in the striking Chessie System color scheme,...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
An eastbound Chesapeake & Ohio freight running on Chicago & Western Indiana trackage threads its way through Pullman Junction, crossing Chicago, Rock ...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
A Chesapeake & Ohio freight turns south onto the Nickel Plate Road off the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific interchange track at Chicago's Pullman Junct...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
A northbound Chesapeake & Ohio freight approaches the diamond crossing with the Baltimore & Ohio at State Line Crossing, just west of Hammond, Indiana...
Chesapeake & Ohio (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
At Marion, Ohio the Chesapeake & Ohio's north/south line to Chicago and the former Pennsylvania Sandusky line (by this time sold to Norfolk & Western)...
Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
Forest Hill Crossing in Chicago marks the crossings of the Pennsylvania (Penn Central), Baltimore & Ohio, Wabash (Norfolk & Western), Chesapeake & Ohi...
Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad met a more gruesome end than most merger victims, being partially dismembered and partially shared between the...
Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Mount Vernon, Illinois; June 3, 1975)
They may be potentially dangerous sources of injury and death, but grade crossings provide one of the few points of contact between railroads and the ...
Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
Another example of the Missouri Pacific's repainting of former Chicago & Eastern Illinois rolling stock is seen here in caboose no. 13497 at State Lin...
Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Princeton, Indiana; June 4, 1975)
Clearly Louisville & Nashville wasted no time relabeling this former Chicago & Eastern Illinois station at Princeton, Indiana with its own brand. The ...
Chicago & Illinois Midland (Springfield, Illinois; May 24, 1975)
A look at the Chicago & Illinois Midland engine house in Springfield, Illinois. This building replaced the steam locomotive shops in Taylorville, Illi...
Chicago & North Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); July 26, 1971)
At many of the junctions and crossings in the Chicago area one was liable to see almost anything if you waited long enough, due to the constant parade...
Chicago & North Western (Chicago, Illinois (Mayfair Crossing); May 30, 1973)
At Mayfair Crossing the Chicago & North Western's Northwest Line and the Milwaukee Road's mainline to Milwaukee cross. This commuter train is heading ...
Chicago & North Western (Chicago, Illinois (Mayfair Crossing); May 30, 1973)
DescriptionAnother Chicago & North Western outbound commuter run is about to cross Milwaukee Road rails at Mayfair Crossing.
Chicago & North Western (Chicago, Illinois (Mayfair Crossing); May 30, 1973)
Just south of Mayfair Crossing is the Milwaukee Road's Mayfair Station. Here, looking north from the platform, we can see a Chicago & North Western ou...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Dearborn Station); August 28, 1971)
One of the first victims of Amtrak was Dearborn Station, as Amtrak consolidated its trains into Union Station as quickly as possible. It's nearly five...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Dearborn Station); August 28, 1971)
Seen from Roosevelt Road looking north, Dearborn Station itself shows no signs of life almost five months after the April 1 startup of Amtrak. The fam...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Dearborn Station); June 3, 1973)
After two years of disuse, the station throat into Dearborn Station is now weed-grown and the dwarf signals are dark. Judging from the rust, only the ...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
The Chicago & Western Indiana extended about 17 miles north from Dolton Crossing, where it met the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, north through State Lin...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); July 28, 1971)
Here, from the West 18th Street bridge, is the perfectly groomed Chicago & Western's Indiana right of way from 21st Street Crossing (visible in the ba...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); July 28, 1971)
Twenty-First Street Crossing was quite possibly the most complex junction in the Chicago area, with crossings through curved turnouts, crossings throu...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); July 28, 1971)
In a followup to the preceding slide, the Erie Lackawanna transfer run has rounded the bend at 21st St. Crossing and is banging over the Pennsylvania'...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); August 19, 1981)
By 1981 Twenty-First Street Crossing was only a shadow of its former glory, as is evident in this view from an outbound Amtrak train on the former Pen...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
The Chicago & Western Indiana line down to Dolton Crossing, south of Chicago, hosted trains of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, often with Louisville &...
Chicago & Western Indiana (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
Another Louisville & Nashville transfer run seen at Dolton Crossing south of Chicago. The Louisville & Nashville gained its entrance to Chicago when a...
Chicago Great Western (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
The Chicago Great Western was only a memory by this time, having been absorbed (and eventually mostly abandoned) by the Chicago & North Western in1968...
Chicago River & Indiana (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Ash Crossing is one of the more impressive diamond crossings in the Chicago area. Rails heading away from the camera, from left to right, belong to th...
Chicago Short Line (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
The Chicago Short Line primarily served the Youngstown Sheet and Tube steel mill in East Chicago as well as some lineside industries. Here EMD switche...
Chicago Short Line (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
A Chicago Short Line coal run, headed by CSL no. 31, is seen on Chicago & Western Indiana trackage at Pullman Junction as it crosses the South Chicago...
Chicago Short Line (Chicago, Illinois (South Chicago Crossing); June 2, 1973)
Another Chicago Short Line coal run led by CSL no. 31 is on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific track, about to cross under the former Pennsylvania Railr...
Chicago Transit Authority (Chicago, Illinois; June 2, 1973)
Chicago, Illinois boasts one of the best transit systems in the country, and its core is the Loop: an elevated line that completely encloses the heart...
Chicago Transit Authority (Chicago, Illinois; June 3, 1973)
There's more to the Chicago Transit Authority than the Loop (or "L"). Here on the Milwaukee Line we see the Damen Avenue station.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Denver, Colorado; August 29, 1981)
Entering Denver, Colorado's Union Station trackage on an Amtrak train, one got a good view of the Burlington's engine terminal. By this time the Burli...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Canal Street); July 28, 1971)
South of Union Station, and just before the Pennsylvania's vertical lift bridge over the Chicago River (South Branch), the Chicago, Burlington & Quinc...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Canal Street); July 28, 1971)
The "Q" may have been absorbed by the Burlington Northern in 1970, but there are still plenty of the distinctive stainless steel Burlington cab units ...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Canal Street); June 3, 1973)
Two years later the weather is overcast but not as rainy as Amtrak's westbound San Francisco Zephyr begins its cross-country journey. Seen from Chicag...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Between the stainless steel cab units and the stainless steel cabooses, the Burlington gave off an aura of class unlike any other road. Even with a th...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Union Station); July 28, 1971)
Ignoring the Burlington Northern merger of 1970, a switcher proudly wearing the striking Burlington paint scheme shuffles a string of containers on fo...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Union Station); July 28, 1971)
Both Amtrak (April 1, 1971) and Burlington Northern (March 2, 1970) were in place by this time, but you'd never know it from this business-as-usual sc...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chicago, Illinois (Union Station); June 3, 1973)
Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr departs Chicago on the "Q's" much-photographed curve at Canal Street. Overhead are the tracks of the St. Charles Air Lin...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Jacksonville, Illinois; May 25, 1975)
This Louisville & Nashville freight at Jacksonville, Illinois is on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rails here as it pounds across the Wabash (Norfolk & ...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (West Hinsdale, Illinois; June 7, 1973)
West Hinsdale, Illinois is one of the many commuter stops along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's famous three track "racetrack" between Chicago and ...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (West Hinsdale, Illinois; June 7, 1973)
An inbound (eastbound) "dinky" (the local term for these short commuter consists) led by F-unit no. 9924 pauses at West Hinsdale, Illinois with the Ki...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (West Hinsdale, Illinois; June 7, 1973)
A westbound freight charges past the West Hinsdale, Illinois commuter station and under the Kingery Highway (Illinois Route 83) bridge, led by Burling...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (West Hinsdale, Illinois; June 7, 1973)
Another westbound freight charges through West Hinsdale, Illinois on the center track of the famed three-track "racetrack." Some of the Q's searchligh...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Davis City, Iowa; May 27, 1975)
This view of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's long-gone branch between Charleton, Iowa and Amazonia, Missouri shows the long trestle and bridge over...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Davis City, Iowa; May 27, 1975)
Another view of the "Q's" now-abandoned Charleton to Amazonia branch, looking north. The girder bridge is over what is today county road J52.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Cyr Bridge, Montana; September 6, 1999)
The Milwaukee Road is long gone, absorbed by the Soo Line in 1986, but its ill-fated Pacific Extension was abandoned six years before that. Today in m...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Cyr Bridge, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Not all of the former Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension bridges are gone. This one, a few miles west of Cyr Bridge, still stands—possibly becaus...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Cyr Bridge, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Another view of the still-extant Milwaukee Road bridge over the Clark Fork River a few miles west of Cyr Bridge, Montana. Interstate 90's bridge can b...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Columbus, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
One of the decisions made during planning for the rollout of Amtrak was to reroute all passenger trains between Chicago and St. Paul/Minneapolis onto ...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Columbus, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
This view looks southeast from the Columbus, Wisconsin station platform. In 1973 Columbus was also the point of departure for an Amtrak bus to the sta...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Columbus, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
Amtrak's eastbound Hiawatha to Chicago makes its station stop at Columbus, Wisconsin.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
The Milwaukee Road maintained a small yard in the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin, adjacent to the station. Here Fairbanks-Morse switcher no. 764 ...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
Another look at Fairbanks-Morse switcher no. 764 at Madison, Wisconsin.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
In 1973 the engine terminal at Madison, Wisconsin still featured this turntable and roundhouse.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
Heavier road power could also be found in the Madison, Wisconsin yard, such as nos. 1505 and 2056 here. And what engine terminal would be complete wit...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
A better look at no. 2056 at Madison, Wisconsin, along with no. 1505.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
This is the Milwaukee Road's modest yard at Madison, Wisconsin, with the passenger station (inactive since the inception of Amtrak in 1971) visible at...
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Madison, Wisconsin; April 28, 1973)
The Milwaukee Road's passenger station in Madison, Wisconsin was quite an attractive structure. As late as 1970 it was served by three trains a day ea...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Colorado Springs, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
By this time the Rock Island's line across Kansas and Colorado had been abandoned for several years. This appears to be the remains of the former main...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Colorado Springs, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
In 1996 only a few bits and pieces of the Rock Island's Colorado Springs trackage remained, such as this one.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Falcon, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
One of the major casualties of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific's final abandonment in 1980 was the line to Colorado Springs, which once saw the dai...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Limon, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
Limon, Colorado was the location where the Rock Island's Colorado Springs line crossed the Union Pacific's former Kansas Pacific line between Kansas C...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Limon, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
This view is looking east from the former crossing with the Union Pacific's Kansas Pacific line, along the remains of the Rock Island's Colorado Sprin...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Peyton, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
At least some of the abandoned Rock Island main between Limon and Colorado Springs, Colorado is being put to some use. Apparently the El Paso County P...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Peyton, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
Looking southwest from the same location as the preceding slide, a deck girder bridge still in good condition crosses Black Squirrel Creek. Such detai...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois; May 31, 1973)
Just south of the Rock Island's Vermont Street Station both the main (left) and suburban (right) lines cross the Calumet Sag Channel on these attracti...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Burr Oak Yard); July 26, 1971)
The Rock Island's Burr Oak Yard was located at the southern junction of the main and suburban lines in Blue Island, Illinois. At the far right are car...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Burr Oak Yard); July 26, 1971)
Another view of the Rock's Burr Oak Yard, looking north.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Vermont Street Station); July 26, 1971)
Rock Island commuter trains in the early 1970's were nothing if not colorful. Here a southbound commuter run on the main line discharges its passenger...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Vermont Street Station); May 31, 1973)
The golden-nosed E6 no. 630 might well be one of the two most famous Rock Island diesels (the other being the flat-nosed unit built for the Rocky Moun...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Vermont Street Station); May 31, 1973)
One of the last Rock Island through passenger trains heads south from the Blue Island Vermont Street Station. The suburban line is on the left, and th...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Vermont Street Station); May 31, 1973)
The bright red of Vermont Street Station stands out in this Blue Island, Illinois stands out as a commuter run waits on the suburban line and a piggyb...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Blue Island, Illinois (Vermont Street Station); May 31, 1973)
E6 No. 630 leads a commuter train into the Rock Island's Vermont Street Station at Blue Island, Illinois. The commuter train is on the double-track ma...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (La Salle Street Station); July 28, 1971)
One of the last of the Rockets, probably the Peoria Rocket, approaches La Salle Street Station in Chicago. At this late date the Rock was still trying...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (La Salle Street Station); July 28, 1971)
One of the last of the Rock Island Rockets arrives at Chicago's La Salle Street Station on a muggy summer morning. From the Roosevelt Road viaduct, lo...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (La Salle Street Station); May 31, 1973)
E6 no. 630 is at Chicago's La Salle Street station, awaiting departure with one of the frequent Rock Island commuter trains.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (La Salle Street Station); May 31, 1973)
A view of Chicago's Lasalle Street Station as seen from the rear of one of the Rock Island's many commuter trains.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (La Salle Street Station); May 31, 1973)
This is a slide that was so underexposed as to have been useless before the days of Photoshop and the like. Here La Salle Street statiion is seen from...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
This Rock Island transfer run with a single venerable rebuilt unit on the lead is on Rock Island rails through Pullman Junction, crossing the Chicago ...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
Just east of Joliet, Illinois the Rock Island maintained a small engine house and servicing facility. The Rock Island had a number of these unusual Al...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
This westbound switch run has just clattered over the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern main at East Joliet, Illinois. In the distance an eastbound's headlight ...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
The eastbound freight seen in the previous slide has arrived at the Rock Island's East Joliet crossing of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
A Rock Island freight crosses the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern at East Joliet, Illinois. In its last years, the Rock Island was hard to miss, even from a d...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
A wsestbound commuter run approaches East Joliet just before crossing Elgin, Joliet & Eastern rails. The distinctive unit on the front was originally ...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
Another of the brightly painted red, yellow and white cab units leads a Rock Island freight across the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern diamonds at East Joliet...
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
A rather dingy pair of E's halts at Joliet, Illinois with a commuter run consisting of even older coaches.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Kansas City, Missouri; May 31, 1975)
The Rock Island mainline into Kansas City, Missouri is seen in this view from the 31st Street Bridge. The line in the center is joint St. Louis San Fr...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Gary, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
Chicago used to be served by three heavy-duty interurban lines: the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin, the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee, and the Chicago, ...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Hammond, Indiana (Hohman Avenue Station); June 17, 1972)
In 1967 the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend was purchased by the Chesapeake & Ohio. Although the South Shore was best known for its passenger servic...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Hammond, Indiana (Hohman Avenue Station); June 17, 1972)
A closer look at no. 5764, one of the South Shore's GP7's purchased under Chesapeake & Ohio ownership, passing the Hohman Avenue passenger station.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Hammond, Indiana (Hohman Avenue Station); June 17, 1972)
One of the South Shore's cabooses (no. 1068?) passes the Hammond, Indiana Hohman Avenue passenger station.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Hammond, Indiana (Hohman Avenue Station); June 17, 1972)
A bit of a crowd has gathered at the South Shore's Hohman Avenue passenger station, ready to board the approaching eastbound train for Michigan City a...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
Two of the South Shore's ex-New York Central electric locomotives lead a freight north through State Line Crossing. Burnham Yard is just ahead.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
The saga of the "Little Joes" (electric locomotives originally intended for the Soviet Union and diverted to domestic use with the inception of the Co...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
A better look at South Shore "Little Joe" no. 801 at Michigan City, Indiana.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
The South Shore's Michigan City, Indiana yards, with "Little Joe" no. 801 at center.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
No. 801 was not the only "Little Joe" on the South Shore's roster. Here no. 802 basks in the sun, with several of the road's ex-New York Central units...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
These three units were part of a block of six 3000 hp ex-New York Central locomotives acquired between 1955 and 1958. After rebuilding in the road's o...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
Here ex-New York Central no. 704 and "Little Joe" no. 802 share the sun at the South Shore's Michigan City, Indiana yards.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
One more look at South Shore "Little Joe" no. 802 at Michigan City, Indiana.
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
The North Roeske Avenue bridge straddled the east end of the South Shore's Michigan City yards and engine terminal. Here a trio of GP7's (nos. 5747, 5...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
South Shore car no. 129 has left the downtown Michigan City, Indiana station and is continuing east through the South Shore yards to South Bend, India...
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (Michigan City, Indiana; June 17, 1972)
One of the remaining South Shore cabooses (no. 1061) waits for its next assignment in the road's Michigan City, Indiana yards.
Chicago, West Pullman & Southern (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
Boxcar watching today is a pretty uninteresting sport, but back in the seventies it featured an endless parade of unusual roads, such as this Chicago,...
Colorado Midland (Wild Horse, Colorado; June 6, 1996)
Near Wild Horse, Colorado, the long-abandoned Colorado Midland finished its descent from the legendary climb over the Rockies west of Colorado Springs...
Coudersport & Port Allegany (Gold, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
The Coudersport & Port Allegany Railroad was a small short line in northwest Pennsylvania, connecting the towns of Port Allegany on the Pennsylvania R...
Coudersport & Port Allegany (Gold, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
Looking southwest along the Coudersport & Port Allegany at Gold, Pennsylvania from the Pennsylvania Highway 449 grade crossing, towards end of track a...
Cuyahoga Valley (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The Cuyahoga Valley Railroad served the Jones & Laughlin Steel plant in southwest Cleveland, with connections to the Baltimore & Ohio and the Wheeling...
Cuyahoga Valley (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Another view of Cuyahoga Valley no. 961 looking south from the Clark Avenue bridge.
Delaware & Hudson (Binghampton, New York; January 28, 1971)
This northbound freight is fighting its way up the steep grade north out of Binghamton running along New York Highway 7, soon to pass through Belden H...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York; April 2, 1977)
Southwest of Nineveh Junction, just outside the little town of Nineveh, New York, the Delaware & Hudson's Binghampton line crosses Wylie Brook on this...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
South of Oneonta, New York the Delaware & Hudson mainline splits at Nineveh Junction, with one leg tunneling through Belden Hill and terminating at Bi...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
Another look at Nineveh Junction on the Delaware & Hudson, looking northeast from just southwest of the junction. On the far left is the Binghampton l...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
A closer look at the small yard nestled between the Binghampton (far left) and Scranton (far right) lines of Delaware & Hudson's Nineveh Junction.
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
Nineveh Junction again on the Delaware & Hudson, this time looking southwest along the Scranton line, which will pass beneath the Erie's Starucca Viad...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
A closer view of interlocking "tower" SW at the Delaware & Hudson's Nineveh Junction, this time looking northeast. In this direction the line will pas...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
Looking southwest from the platform of Nineveh Junction's SW "tower" we see the line to Scranton, Pennsylvania at left, soon to pass beneath the Erie'...
Delaware & Hudson (Nineveh, New York (Nineveh Junction); April 2, 1977)
One last look at Nineveh Junction's SW interlocking building where the Delaware & Hudson lines to Scranton, Pennsylvania (one track at right) and Bing...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York; January 28, 1971)
Just south of Belden Hill Tunnel on the Delaware & Hudson's Binghampton line is a passing siding, probably quite useful considering the inconvenient c...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York; January 28, 1971)
This northbound Delaware & Hudson freight is crossing the Tunnel Road overpass just south of Tunnel, New York and in a few moments will be entering Be...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); January 28, 1971)
Belden Hill Tunnel is located at the summit of the Delaware & Hudson's steep grade north out of Binghamton, New York, on its way to Albany. Later part...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); January 28, 1971)
As if venturing inside Belden Hill Tunnel wasn't bad enough, on the same excursion a certain reprehensible photographer also clambered up one of the s...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
Returning to Belden Hill Tunnel almost six years later, perseverance and patience were rewarded with a northbound freight. That green signal really li...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
In case you haven't noticed, Yours Truly is a sucker for signals. This array was especially photogenic, particularly since it promised an oncoming tra...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
The northbound Delaware & Hudson freight finally makes its appearance at Belden Hill Tunnel. That it wasn't quite as cold as on the previous trip is e...
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
Another view from above the west portal of Belden Hill Tunnel, as a northbound Delaware & Hudson freight passes beneath the camera.
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
Amazingly, we managed to clamber back down off the tunnel mouth just in time to catch the helper disappearing into the tunnel.
Delaware & Hudson (Tunnel, New York (Belden Hill Tunnel); November 27, 1976)
One last look at the helper as it disappears into Belden Hill Tunnel. A good day, all things considered.
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Big Flats, New York; April 1, 1977)
The Erie and Lackawanna railroads were discussing (and implementing) means of consolidating facilities well before the actual Erie Lackawanna merger i...
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Binghampton, New York; April 2, 1977)
The segment of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western line from Binghampton, New York to Hoboken, New Jersey fared rather better than the remainder of the...
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Binghampton, New York; April 2, 1977)
Another look at the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western's Syracuse branch where it crosses the former Erie's mainline at grade just east of Binghamp...
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Groveland, New York; April 1977)
Between the Erie Lackawanna merger and the later creation of Conrail the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western lines in upstate New York did not fare ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Big Ten Curve); June 8, 1996)
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind rounds the Big Ten Curve as it continues its climb of the Front Range west of Denver. The line of tre...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Byers Canyon); June 10, 1996)
Just west of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado is the scenic 8-mile long Byers Canyon, shared by the Upper Colorado River, the Denver & Rio Grande Western...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Byers Canyon); June 10, 1996)
Another eastbound with plenty of head end power climbs uphill along the Upper Colorado River in Byers Canyon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Byers Canyon); June 10, 1996)
The light has almost gone when Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind snakes its way upgrade through Byers Canyon. There's probably a very g...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Clay Siding); June 8, 1996)
The Moffat Road's ascent of Colorado's Front Range from Denver is one of the glories of railroading, both for scenery and ingenuity. Here, seen from B...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Coal Canyon); June 8, 1996)
After rounding the Big Ten Curve on its ascent of the Front Range, the former Moffat Road climbs along the face of the range through Clay Siding befor...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Crater Loops); October 3, 1997)
One of the most fascinating pieces of engineering on the original Moffat Road line to Craig were the Crater Loops. In order to gain altitude in a rest...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Crater Loops); October 3, 1997)
Another view of the loops. It's hard to do justice to these without a sky-mounted camera.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Glenwood Canyon); March 28, 1996)
The construction of Interstate Highway 70 through Glenwood Canyon (completed in 1992) concluded a storm of controversy that had lasted for thirty year...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Glenwood Canyon); March 28, 1996)
Another view of Glenwood Canyon as seen from Amtrak's combined California Zephyr/Desert Wind near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The photographer drove t...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 14, 1984)
When it comes to scenery, words become inadequate to describe Gore Canyon, located on the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Moffat Tunnel line between Kre...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); March 28, 1995)
Another view from Amtrak's combined California Zephyr/Desert Wind, eastbound this time.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
Although no highway passes through Colorado's Gore Canyon, you can take Colorado State Highway 9 south out of Kremmling to Grand County Road 1 (Trough...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
The eastbound coal train, much closer now, might still be a tiny Z-scale model from this height. By this time little Denver & Rio Grande Western had a...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
At this point the eastbound coal train has entered the actual canyon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
Another slide in the eastbound coal train sequence, as it works its way uphill through Gore Canyon. In fact, it's pretty much uphill all the way from ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
The lead engines are almost out of sight as the eastbound coal train continues uphill through Gore Canyon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
After not a long wait at all, a westbound train of empties has appeared heading back to the mines on the Craig Branch.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
The light was fading and clouds moving in by the time Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind made its appearance.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
The westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind threads the last tunnel in Gore Canyon on its way out of the chasm.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
A few patches of sunlight remain as Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind leaves Gore Canyon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); June 11, 1996)
The westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind is about to pass the east end of Azure siding as it reaches open country, leaving the towering walls of Go...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); October 2, 1997)
Another year, another westbound California Zephyr in Gore Canyon—but now a new railroad, as Denver & Rio Grande Western alias Southern Pacific ha...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); October 2, 1997)
Looking for all the world like a giant silver worm, Amtrak's California Zephyr continues on its way west, leaving Colorado's Gore Canyon for the safer...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); October 2, 1997)
When Union Pacific announced its intention to acquire the Southern Pacific, newly created Burlington Northern Santa Fe chose not to contest the merger...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); October 2, 1997)
It would have been a real treat to see four orange BNSF units pulling this freight through Gore Canyon over Union Pacific (former Rio Grande) rails, b...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Gore Canyon); October 2, 1997)
Where exactly this Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight running over former Rio Grande rails via trackage rights will regain its own road is uncertain...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Little Ten Curve); June 8, 1996)
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind is just entering the Little Ten Curve as it continues its climb of the Front Range west of Denver; th...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 8, 1996)
One of the most instantly recognizable tunnel portals in the world, the Moffat Tunnel beneath James Peak is still an important part of a coal-hauling ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 8, 1996)
The Moffat Tunnel has an involved and fascinating history. Originally planned as part of David Moffat's proposed road to connect Denver with Salt Lake...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 8, 1996)
Nearly two decades passed between completion of the Moffat Road's line from Denver to Craig, Colorado and the opening of a tunnel under James Peak. In...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 8, 1996)
The laws of perspective dictate that seen from track level James Peak, through which the Moffat Tunnel is bored, does not look all that impressive. A ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Royal Gorge); June 3, 1996)
Today a popular tourist attraction, the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River was for a time a priceless gateway for railroads wanting to build west from ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Royal Gorge); June 3, 1996)
Of course no view of the Royal Gorge in its heyday would be complete without a train on the Rio Grande mainline. Here a train of empties heads east wi...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Ruby Canyon); June 7, 1984)
One of the less well-known scenic glories of the Denver & Rio Grande Western is Ruby Canyon. Like Gore Canyon it's virtually without highway access (a...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Ruby Canyon); October 15, 1996)
The name of the tracks' owner here in Ruby Canyon, Colorado has changed (it's now Southern Pacific) but nothing else, as Denver & Rio Grande Western h...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Ruby Canyon); October 15, 1996)
Another view of Colorado's Ruby Canyon, seen from the rear of Amtrak's California Zephyr/Desert Wind.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Colorado (Ruby Canyon); October 15, 1996)
One more view of Ruby Canyon, Colorado, from the rear of Amtrak's California Zephyr/Desert Wind.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Arvada, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
Although it may not look like it, this former Moffat Road mainline through Arvada, Colorado is ascending a stiff grade toward the Front Range west of ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
Just before reaching Bond, Colorado the Rio Grande mainline widens to four tracks in anticipation of the junction with the Craig Branch (continuation ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
Orestod, Colorado, located just east of Bond, is where the Craig Branch leaves the Rio Grande mainline and heads northwest towards Steamboat Springs a...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
A trainload of empties works its way downhill along the Colorado River. It's a pretty safe bet that these empties are destined for the coal mines on t...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
A loaded coal train is coming off the Craig Branch (former Moffat Road mainline) and entering the Rio Grande mainline at Orestod, Colorado just east o...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
Immediately after leaving the Colorado River Valley at Orestod, Colorado, westbound trains face a steep, winding climb. This cut is only a short dista...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; June 11, 1996)
This is looking back downhill towards Orestod on the Craig Branch, as seen from Colorado State Highway 131.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
The Rio Grande is now part of the Union Pacific system as an eastbound container train comes through Orestod (east of Bond, Colorado).
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
A few aspens lend color to this view of the Denver & Rio Grande Western (former Denver & Salt Lake) along the Colorado River just east of Bond, Colora...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
A loaded eastbound coal drag comes off the Dotsero Cutoff through Orestod, Colorado on its way to the Moffat Tunnel.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bond, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
The same eastbound coal train is seen a little further east along the Colorado River.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bragdon, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
Bragdon, Colorado marks the southern start of the Joint Line, where parallel lines of the Denver & Rio Grande Western and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Bragdon, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
Another look at the Bragdon, Colorado start of the Joint Line, this time looking south. The Denver & Rio Grande is on the left and the Atchison, Topek...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Burns, Colorado (Dotsero Cutoff); October 4, 1997)
In 1931 the Denver & Rio Grande Western's route from Denver to Grand Junction involved a long detour south to Pueblo, a steep climb northeast past Lea...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Burns, Colorado (Dotsero Cutoff); October 4, 1997)
Another view of the Dotsero Cutoff north of Burns, Colorado.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Burns, Colorado (Dotsero Cutoff); October 4, 1997)
Closer to Burns, Colorado the Colorado River cuts a steep canyon for the Dotsero Cutoff to follow. Note the ranch at the bottom of the canyon.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Canon City, Colorado; June 3, 1996)
Sometimes called the "Gateway to the Royal Gorge," Canon City has quite a famous railroad history, being the site of one of the most notorious pitched...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Cotopaxi, Colorado; June 3, 1996)
If there was ever a heaven on earth, it was this Kampgrounds of America Kamping Kabin™ at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Located directly alongside the Ark...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Cotopaxi, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
An eastbound Rio Grande freight has just passed the Cotopaxi Kampgrounds of America™ at Cotopaxi, Colorado, and is heading downstream along the ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Durango, Colorado; June 12, 1970)
The Durango, Colorado depot is probably one of the most immediately recognizable landmarks in the country for railfans, as the famed Silverton Train d...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 1, 1977)
Edwards, Colorado is a very small town (and Interstate 70 rest area) in the Eagle River valley west of Tennessee Pass. This is the Denver & Rio Grande...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
A westbound freight approaches Edwards, Colorado on the Rio Grande's Tennessee Pass line.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
Now there's a house with a view, in this case of a westbound freight on the Tennessee Pass line with plenty of power on the head end.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
Another view of the westbound freight as it passes below the camera.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
A different freight (note the load of lumber behind the fourth unit) heads west.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
Another look at those tie cuts on the Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline at Edwards, Colorado.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Edwards, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
This time an eastbound freight skirts the valley of the Eagle River near Edwards, Coilorado.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Gilman, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
One of the many spectacular stretches of the Denver & Rio Grande Western's now-mothballed Tennessee Pass Line is the stretch between Minturn and Red C...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Gilman, Colorado; July 2, 1977)
Another view of the Tennessee Pass line in the canyon of the Eagle River near Gilman, Colorado, also from U.S. Highway 24.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Gilman, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
Between Minturn and Red Cliff, Colorado, the Rio Grande's Tennessee Pass line runs through the deep canyon of the Eagle River. From U.S. Highway 24 at...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Gilman, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
At this particular location space is so much at a premium that it was necessary to place the passing siding on the opposite side of the river. This is...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Glenwood Springs, Colorado; June 2, 1996)
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind has almost finished its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Ahead lie the spendors of Glenwoo...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Granby, Colorado; June 12, 1996)
Just west of Granby, Colorado the Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline rounds a sharp curve around the base of a steep hillside before regaining tange...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Granby, Colorado; June 12, 1996)
Another view of the crossing of Grand County Road 57 with the Rio Grande's mainline, just west of Granby, Colorado.This view is looking west.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Grand Junction, Colorado; April 29, 1993)
Here (literally) is where the "Junction" in Grand Junction comes from. Here the mainline from Salt Lake City originally split into the old route throu...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Granite, Colorado; June 5, 1996)
The Denver & Rio Grande's mainline parallels a considerable part of the abandoned Colorado Midland's grade. Here at Granite, Colorado, the grade can b...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Greenland, Colorado; June 9, 1996)
A bit south of Castle Rock, Colorado, the paired lines of the Joint Line pass through an area appropriately called Greenland. Here, looking north from...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado (Sulphur Siding); June 10, 1996)
Discovered in 1840 by William Newton Byers, Hot Sulphur Springs is a popular resort due to (of course) its hot springs. It still attracts numerous vis...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Howard, Colorado (Howard Tunnel); June 5, 1996)
Somewhat overshadowed by the Moffat Tunnel, Tennessee Pass and Royal Gorge, the Rio Grande's line along the Arkansas River west of the Royal Gorge has...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Malta, Colorado (Kobe Siding); June 5, 1996)
Kobe Siding is located near Malta, Colorado, on the east slope of Tennessee Pass, here seen from the adjacent U.S. Highway 24.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Minturn, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
East of Minturn, Colorado, a Denver & Rio Grande Western freight has begun the long climb up Tennessee Pass to the west tunnel portal. Ahead are Gilma...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Mitchell, Colorado; June 6, 1996)
The west slope of Tennessee Pass, seen here at Mitchell, Colorado, is no joke with its three percent ascending/descending grade. Nobody (intentionally...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Mitchell, Colorado; June 6, 1996)
Descending the three percent grade from Tennessee Pass Tunnel at Mitchell, Colorado.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Oak Creek, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
This is just north of Oak Creek, Colorado on the Rio Grande's Craig Branch. This well-loaded coal train is heading south. By this time the Rio Grande/...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Palmer Lake, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
Although most of the shared Joint Line trackage between north of Pueblo and Denver consisted of two separate lines (Denver & Rio Grande Western and At...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Palmer Lake, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
Here alongside the actual Palmer Lake (at left) is a northbound approaching on the single remaining (Denver & Rio Grande Western) track on a more fort...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Phippsburg, Colorado; June 12, 1996)
Phippsburg, Colorado, is a staging area for coal trains originating at the mines in Craig to the northwest. A westbound train of empties is in the dis...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Phippsburg, Colorado; October 3, 1997)
An eastbound loaded coal train from the mines at Craig is about to pass under the Colorado State Highway 131 overpass just north of Phippsburg, Colora...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Pinecliffe, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
At this point in its climb the Moffat Road is still skirting the face of the Front Range, with many spectacular views of the plains to the east. It wi...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Pueblo, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
From the Main Street bridge in Pueblo, Colorado looking east. The line veering away from the camera is the start of the Denver & Rio Grande Western's ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Range, Colorado; October 4, 1997)
Range, Colorado is a brief widening of the Colorado River canyon, and contains one of the few pieces of long tangent track on the Dotsero Cutoff. This...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Range, Colorado; October 4, 1997)
Another train, westbound this time, leaves the valley at Range on its way to Dotsero.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Red Cliff, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
A westbound freight emerges from the canyon of the Eagle River at Red Cliff, Colorado. The view is from the U.S. Highway 24 bridge.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Red Cliff, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
Another view of the westbound freight as it crosses the Eagle River at Red Cliff, Colorado. Taken from the U.S. Highway 24 bridge.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Red Cliff, Colorado; June 4, 1996)
Both mid-train units and rear-end helpers were routine on freights making the heavy climb up from Minturn to the Tennessee Pass summit tunnel. Here tw...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Rollinsville, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
At Rollinsville, Colorado the Moffat Road is only a few feet higher than Boulder Creek (visible at the extreme left), but from here on east the creek ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Silverton, Colorado; June 13, 1970)
The Silverton narrow-gauge train from Durango to Silverton waits for the return journey.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Steamboat Springs, Colorado; June 12, 1996)
This well-preserved station on the Rio Grande's Craig Branch sits on the south side of the tracks. This view is looking east.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Tolland, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
About a mile and a half east of Tolland, Colorado, the Moffat Road crosses Boulder Creek on this low wooden trestle.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Tolland, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
Tolland Siding is the last siding on the former Moffat Road before reaching the modest Moffat Tunnel yard trackage itself. Here the road passes throug...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Tolland, Colorado; June 8, 1996)
One more look down the Moffat Road main (at Tolland Siding) towards the Moffat Tunnel. James Peak is directly ahead. (And we're going through that??!!...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Toponas, Colorado; June 12, 1996.)
Toponas is just west of Toponas Summit, following the steep climb from Orestod (Bond) via the Crater Loops. This view is from the Colorado State Highw...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Trapper, Colorado (Finger Rock); September 28, 1997)
Finger Rock is one of the more photogenic landmarks along the former Moffat Road mainline (now the Craig Branch of the Rio Grande). This train is east...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 10, 1996)
The west portal of the Moffat Tunnel has probably been seen by far more people than the east portal, simply because of Winter Park's popularity as a s...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 10, 1996)
Somehow, seen up close the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel seems a bit unreal; it's hard to imagine that trains will emerge from here after traveling...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 10, 1996)
That Winter Park (at the west end of the Moffat Tunnel) is a ski resort is easy to believe in this view of ski lift and patches of snow. It's also an ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 10, 1996)
Sooner or later trains really do emerge from the hole in the ground that is Moffat Tunnel. Here a westbound freight emerges from the west portal. From...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Winter Park, Colorado (Moffat Tunnel); June 10, 1996)
At last the combined westbound California Zephyr/Desert Wind makes its appearance from the west portal after its six-plus mile journey underground.
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Wolcott, Colorado; September 28, 1997)
Wolcott, Colorado marks the west end of a passing siding on the Rio Grande's Tennessee Pass line. The signal on the right appears to be cleared for an...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Yarmony, Colorado (Yarmony Tunnel); September 28, 1997)
From almost directly on top of the west portal of Yarmony Tunnel (just west of Bond, Colorado) we can see the beginning of the Dotsero Cutoff as it pa...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Utah (Spanish Fork Canyon); September 3, 1995)
After leaving Salt Lake City and Provo the Denver & Rio Grande Western heads up Spanish Fork Canyon on its way to Soldier Summit. In April 1983 It cam...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Utah (Spanish Fork Canyon); September 4, 1995)
A westbound freight on the new 1983 alignment is almost out of the canyon, heading for Provo and Salt Lake City. The old grade is out of the picture o...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Utah (Spanish Fork Canyon); September 4, 1995)
Another westbound has just exited the tunnel through the landslide and is heading into the west end of Spanish Fork Canyon on the new line. The right ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Kyune, Utah; June 7, 1984)
In this view from the rear of Amtrak's combined California Zephyr/Desert Wind/Pioneer the train has left the southern end of Kyune interlocking with i...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Kyune, Utah; September 4, 1995)
A westbound Rio Grande freight threads its way through the reverse curves at Kyune, Utah. Just around the corner behind the train are the Kyune Tunnel...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Layton, Utah; August 30, 1996)
Although the Union Pacific maintained a heavy-duty double-track mainline between Salt Lake City and Ogden, the Denver & Rio Grande Western also had a ...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Layton, Utah; August 30, 1996)
Another view of the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Salt Lake to Ogden, Utah line at N 2200 W and E 2200 S in Layton, Utah, looking southeast. The highw...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Ogden, Utah; September 2, 1996)
The Denver & Rio Grande Western had its own line from Salt Lake City to Ogden where it connected with the Southern Pacific's line across the Great Sal...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Ogden, Utah; September 2, 1996)
Another look at the out of service Denver & Rio Grande Western line from Salt Lake City to Ogden, Utah, at the intersection of Utah Highways 126 and 1...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
This shot from the Utah Highway 77 bridge at Springville, Utah provides a clear view of the small yard on the north end of the Denver & Rio Grande Wes...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
Another view from the same bridge (Utah Highway 77), this time looking north. The center track coming from under the bridge is the Utah Railway's; the...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
This view looks south along the shared Denver & Rio Grande Western and Utah Railway tracks in Springville, Utah towards the Utah Highway 77 bridge. Sh...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
A closer look at the single-track lines owned by the D&RGW and Utah Railway and operated as a shared double-track main, ending at Thistle, Utah. The o...
Denver & Rio Grande Western (Thistle, Utah (Spanish Fork Canyon); September 3, 1995)
Here one can see the radical restructuring of Spanish Fork Canyon by the massive 1983 landslide (sometimes referred to as a "mudslide"). The new mainl...
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (Springfield, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
Although when most people think of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton they think of Henry Ford's heavy duty railroad with its concrete arches from the form...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern really liked these massive Baldwin center-cabs, exemplified by unit no. 920, as it approaches the Chicago, Rock Island & P...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
A look at the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern's Tower M and crossing at grade of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific just east of Joliet, Illinois, here unclut...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
An Elgin, Joliet & Eastern transfer run, led by Baldwin center-cab unit no. 920, clumps across Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific rails at East Joliet, Il...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
Another Elgin, Joliet & Eastern freight, led by SD no. 654, bangs across Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific rails at East Joliet, Illinois.
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern maintained a modest yard east of Joliet, Illinois. Here as seen from the U.S. Route 6 bridge one of the road's many Baldwi...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern's East Joliet yard included this good-sized shop building, seen from the U.S. Route 6 bridge.
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (Rondout, Illinois; June 4, 1973)
At Rondout, well north of downtown Chicago, the Milwaukee Road's mainline was crossed by the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern. Just north of the crossing the a...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (Rondout, Illinois; June 4, 1973)
This Elgin, Joliet & Eastern transfer run led by SD no. 653 is about to cross Milwaukee Road rails at Rondout, Illinois. Most roads reserved silver pa...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
State Line Crossing, located just west of Hammond, Indiana, was one of the busiest crossings in the Chicago area. Although one could really file this ...
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
A short Elgin, Joliet & Eastern transfer run led by SW no. 418 navigates its way through State Line Crossing.
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
Not all Elgin, Joliet & Eastern switchers were Baldwin-made; witness EMD SW no. 418 seen at State Line Crossing.
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1971)
An eastbound freight is clattering across the diamonds of Indiana Harbor Belt rails at State Line Crossing. Here at the state line marked by the IHB l...
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1971)
This eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight has just left Chicago & Western Indiana rails and entered shared Erie/Chesapeake & Ohio trackage. It will final...
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1971)
A westbound Erie Lackawanna freight passes through State Line Crossing; the tracks to the far right belong to the Nickel Plate Road (Norfolk & Western...
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1971)
This easthbound Erie Lackawanna freight is on shared rails of the Erie and Chesapeake & Ohio, to become the Chicago & Western Indiana at the state lin...
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
A westbound Erie Lackawanna freight, on shared Erie/Chesapeake & Ohio rails, is about to cross the Baltimore & Ohio mainline at State Line Crossing ju...
Erie (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
An Erie Lackawanna eastbound travels through State Line Crossing on joint Erie/Chesapeake & Ohio trackage. At left is the Nickel Plate Road (Norfolk &...
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); August 16, 1970)
New York's Letchworth State Park is a place of many spectacular beauties, but not to be missed is the Portageville Bridge soaring over the south end o...
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); July 4, 1975)
Back in the 1970s it was common for visitors to Letchworth State Park to saunter out onto the Erie's Portageville Bridge, and yes, trains were fairly ...
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); June 1977)
Another view of the Erie's Portageville Bridge, seen from Letchworth State Park.
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); June 1977)
As seen on a previous slide, it was not hard to gain access to the Erie's Portageville Bridge over the south end of New York's Letchworth State Park. ...
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); June 1977)
Another view from the former Erie's (now Conrail) Portageville Bridge, at the south end of Letchworth State Park in New York. Incredibly enough, the P...
Erie (New York (Portageville Bridge); June 1977)
The former Erie's Portageville Bridge, as seen from the viewing area by the Upper Falls.
Erie (Addison, New York; April 2, 1977)
Although the mount for this slide had only "Erie mainline west of Elmira" written on it, Patrick Moore has identified it as Addison, New York. This w...
Erie (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
Upstate New York was one of the first regions of the United States to experience rapid railroad growth, with new lines constantly springing up in a co...
Erie (Binghampton, New York; April 2, 1977)
An Erie Lackawanna switcher with a cut of cars on the former Erie mainline east of Binghampton crosses the former Lackawanna's Syracuse branch.
Erie (Binghampton, New York; April 2, 1977)
This is the Erie mainline looking west towards downtown Binghamton, New York. The former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western's branch to Syracuse crosses i...
Erie (Buffalo, New York; November 26, 1969)
Passing through Buffalo, New York on the New York Central's Lake Shore mainline, one clumped over a number of crossings of various lines. It's hard to...
Erie (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
At Buffalo, New York's FW Tower the Erie's line from its East Buffalo Yard (later Bison Yard) to its downtown passenger and freight terminal crossed t...
Erie (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
In this Buffalo, New York scene looking southwest from the Seneca Street bridge we see the Erie's line from FW Tower (located behind the camera) where...
Erie (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
This slide provides a clearer view of FW Tower's "cadillac curve," built to provide easier access between Norfolk & Western and Erie Lackawanna tracka...
Erie (Elmira, New York (HO Tower); April 1, 1977)
The Pennsvlvania Railroad's Elmira branch used Erie trackage rights through the upstate New York city of Elmira. North of town, at HO Tower, it left t...
Erie (Elmira, New York (HO Tower); April 1, 1977)
The Erie's signal gantries were works of art in themselves, almost Victorian in their ornate elegance. This gantry at HO Tower north of Elmira, New Yo...
Erie (Gang Mills, New York; March 8, 1970)
The Erie's yard for Corning, New York was actually located in Gang Mills, west of Corning along the Tioga River (note the flood control berm at right)...
Erie (Owego, New York; April 2, 1977)
Owego, New York, on the Erie's Southern Tier line, was where the Lehigh Valley began trackage rights to Binghampton. Here Erie Lackawanna switcher no....
Erie (South Dayton, New York; August 16, 1970)
Most railfans are familiar with the Erie's entrance into Buffalo from the southeast, via Hornell and the Portageville Bridge, but the Erie also had an...
Erie (Waverly, New York; March 7, 1970)
Winters in upstate New York can be quite bitter, but the lack of vegetation is a compensating plus. This view of the Erie mainline from Waverly Hill n...
Erie (Waverly, New York; March 7, 1970)
Waverly, New York was a major interchange point between the Erie and the Lehigh Valley, which crossed under the Erie main just east of town. In additi...
Erie (Waverly, New York; March 7, 1970)
Another look at those luscious Erie semaphores at Waverly, New York.
Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Seen looking west from the Ohio Route 43 bridge, the Erie's line across the Cleveland Flats made a number of connections on its way to Literary Street...
Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The Erie's "riverbed line" from the Cleveland waterfront and Hulett unloaders snaked alongside the Cuyahoga River in order to maintain the lowest poss...
Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
The Erie's ore line from Literary Street Yard to the Old River Bed Yard and ore docks threads its way beneath a number of cross streets just before em...
Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
Below is the Erie's ore line from Literary Street Yard to the Old River Bed Yard and ore docks. The Cleveland Union Terminal's viaduct and Cuyahoga Ri...
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
An ancient Baldwin switcher, no. 616 still in Erie paint, sits forlornly in the weeds at the Erie's Brier Hill engine facility in Girard, Ohio.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
No. 616 isn't alone, with at least three others (two in Erie Lackawanna paint) wait in the weeds.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
A venerable weedburner in the Erie's Brier Hill Yard awaits its next assignment.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
Cab units, both E's and F's, were common on Erie Lackawanna freights, especially after the advent of Amtrak.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
More Baldwin switchers await attention at the Brier Hill engine facility.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); August 21, 1971)
An Alco RS-2 awaits the next assignment at the former Erie's Brier Hill engine facility.
Erie (Girard, Ohio (Brier Hill Yard); September 2, 1973)
A haze of smoke is overlaying the steel works in Girard, Ohio in this aerial view looking west. U.S. Highway 422 (State Street) is just above the wing...
Erie (Kent, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
Kent, Ohio was originally named Franklin. In 1851 Marvin Kent founded the Franklin and Warren Railroad and served as its president, and that of its su...
Erie (Leavittsburg, Ohio (SN Junction); March 28, 1971)
Leavittsburg, Ohio was where the two main Erie lines for the Warren/Youngstown area crossed. Here at SN Junction the former Atlantic & Great Western m...
Erie (Leavittsburg, Ohio (SN Junction); June 11, 1971)
SN Junction again, this time seen on a fine late spring day. An eastbound freight starts across the Cleveland & Mahoning slip switches on its way via ...
Erie (Leavittsburg, Ohio (SN Junction); June 11, 1971)
The eastbound freight is now stretched across SN Junction on its way to North Warren and Shenango. At the far right the Baltimore & Ohio's Warren Bran...
Erie (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
An eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight is on the shared trackage of the Erie and Big Four (New York Central) as it leaves Marion, Ohio. In the distance ...
Erie (Marion, Ohio (AC Tower); May 23, 1975)
A westbound freight passes below Marion, Ohio's elevated AC Tower. The freight is still on shared Erie/Big Four (New York Central) rails, but just ahe...
Erie (Marion, Ohio (AC Tower); May 23, 1975)
The view from Marion's famed AC tower at Marion, Ohio, looking west. Just past the Chesapeake & Ohio diamonds the shared Erie/Big Four (New York Centr...
Erie (North Warren, Ohio; July 1969)
The Erie's former Atlantic & Great Western mainline passed north of Warren on its way between Shenango, Pennsylvania and Leavittsburg, Ohio. This even...
Erie (North Warren, Ohio; August 1981)
The Erie's former "Warren freight bypass" had been severely downgraded under Conrail by 1981. This view is from North Park Avenue, looking east toward...
Erie (North Warren, Ohio (BO Crossing); August 1981)
The Erie's "freight bypass" north of Warren (the former Atlantic & Great Western mainline) had seen much better days when this Conrail-era slide was t...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; June 20, 1970)
This view looks west down the Erie mainline just west of the Warren, Ohio freight station (now serving also as a passenger station) at Pine Avenue (fo...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; June 20, 1970)
A westbound transfer run on the former Erie mainline is about to pass the Warren, Ohio freight station with a short train, including one of the hot me...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; June 20, 1970)
Another look at the westbound hot metal "bottle" train as it passes the Warren, Ohio freight depot (the red brick building at right). Erie Lackawanna ...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; July 18, 1970)
The Erie's passenger mainline (former Cleveland & Mahoning line) through Warren, Ohio originally ran down the center of U.S. Hiughway 422 (South Stree...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; July 18, 1970)
A westbound freight has just passed the Warren combined freight and passenger station in Warren, Ohio. The station building, originally the freight st...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 19, 1970)
No, the Erie did not use Pennsylvania Railroad-style position light signals. This unusual signal located between Warren and Leavittsburg, Ohio on the ...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 19, 1970)
Taken from the same Liberty Road grade crossing as the previous photo, this shows the "Warren freight bypass" line before it veered northeast to pass ...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 19, 1970)
The Erie Lackawanna was still running Baldwin diesel switchers (still painted in Erie colors!) as late as the early 1970s. Here #628 is seen on the "W...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Trains nos. 28 & 29, informally known as the "Cleveland Commuters," were the Erie Lackawanna's last surviving passenger trains outside of the New York...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Frequent visitors to the Erie's Warren, Ohio trackage were the steel trains servicing the many mills between Warren and Youngstown. Alco RS-3's like t...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; June 11, 1971)
Just after leaving the Erie's Warren, Ohio passenger station westbound trains crossed the Mahoning River on this double track deck girder bridge.
Erie (Warren, Ohio; September 2, 1973)
In this aerial view of Warren, Ohio the trackage around the station is easy to make out, with the Erie mainline most prominent due to its evidently we...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 1981)
With Conrail in control, the Erie mainline has been downgraded to local service. The westbound (right-hand) track is now rusty. Passenger service ove...
Erie (Warren, Ohio; August 1981)
Another look at the post-Conrail Erie mainline just east of the combined Warren freight/passenger station. The slight hump in the track marks the brid...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
This view of the Erie's western entrance into Youngstown, Ohio (seen from the Belmont Avenue bridge looking west) is obviously out of focus, but still...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
There's a lot of interest in this shot, looking east from the Gibson Avenue Bridge in Youngstown. At the far left are the New York Central tracks to A...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
A view of the Erie and New York Central mainlines north out of Youngstown, seen looking south from the Oak Street bridge. The Erie main at right leads...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
A nicely matched set of Erie Lackawanna F's leads a freight south into Youngstown towards Himrod Junction, passing under the Oak Street bridge in this...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
A former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster (no. 1861?) leads a freight north out of Youngstown, Ohio on former Erie trackage....
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
It's hard to believe that you're in downtown Youngstown, Ohio here, but this eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight has just passed the Erie's downtown sta...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; August 21, 1971)
Although often called the Federal Street grade crossing, Federal Street doesn't actually cross the tracks here (it's the road coming in at the far rig...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; August 21, 1971)
A few seconds later at Federal Street, as the eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight continues on its way towards downtown.
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; August 21, 1971)
Looking in the other direction at the Federal Street grade crossing; the freight is eastbound and will shortly pass through downtown and Himrod Juncti...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio; December 31, 1971)
A short caboose hop heads south past Valley Street (VY) tower, where the Erie's Cleveland & Mahoning and the New York Central's Ashtabula branch trade...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Himrod Junction); July 30, 1970)
The Erie never actually owned any Fairbanks Morse Trainmasters; this one came from the Lackawanna after the Erie Lackawanna merger. Seen from the nort...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Himrod Junction); July 30, 1970)
At Himrod Junction in Youngstown, Ohio the Erie's eastbound mainline veered off to the left while the line to the right connected to several major rai...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Himrod Junction); July 30, 1970)
Just east of the Erie's downtown passenger station, we see the signals for Himrod Junction, where the freight line to the east and the connecting trac...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); July 30, 1970)
Just north of Himrod Junction in Youngstown, Ohio the Erie turned north and promptly crossed the New York Central's Youngstown-Ashtabula line at grade...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); August 21, 1971)
A closer look at the Valley Street crossing and VY Tower, here looking south. The freight is eastbound, crossing the New York Central's (Penn Central)...
Erie (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); August 21, 1971)
Another look at the Valley Street crossing, from under the U.S. Highway 422 bridge north of the tower. The tracks to the left of the freight are the N...
Erie (Bradford, Pennsylvania; July 18, 1971)
The former Erie trackage in Bradford, Pennsylvania holds the unusual distinction of having no direct connection with the rest of the Erie system, inst...
Erie (Osgood, Pennsylvania; July 25, 1972)
An eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight on former Erie rails passes under the Bessemer & Lake Erie's Kremis-Osgood Cutoff at Osgood, Pennsylvania. The se...
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico; 5/30/1978)
A brief trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (also known in English as "Rocky Point"), located on the Gulf of California, unexpectedly yielded this Fe...
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico; 5/30/1978)
Based on the open windows in spite of the blowing sand, it's a pretty safe bet that the coaches on this Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México passe...
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico; 5/30/1978)
And off it goes in a cloud of sand… At least the rear cars have working A/C, or else the occupants have a high tolerance for heat. It may have only be...
Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico; 5/30/1978)
At this point the photographer finally had a chance to check his camera's settings, only to discover that the preceding shots had been seriously out o...
Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville (Fonda, New York; June 5, 1976)
Gloversville, New York, founded in 1853, was widely known for just one thing: gloves, naturally. It was at one time called the "Glove Capital of the N...
Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville (Fonda, New York; June 5, 1976)
A closer look at Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville no. 21 at Fonda, New York. At this time the line was owned by Delaware Otsego after briefly shutting ...
Genesee & Wyoming (Retsof, New York; August 16, 1970)
Mention Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. to the average railfan and they will happily explain that it's a holding company owning a vast number of short lines i...
Genesee & Wyoming (Retsof, New York; August 16, 1970)
Looking north from the same New York Highway 63 bridge, the Genesee & Wyoming main line leads to the wye at Retsof and the interchange with the Erie a...
Genesee & Wyoming (Retsof, New York; August 16, 1970)
These Genesee & Wyoming engine facilities are located just south of the G&W's wye at Retsof, New York. Here the south leg proceeds to the Retsof Salt ...
Government of Ontario Transit (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
Inaugurated in 1967, Government of Ontario Transit (better known as GO Transit) runs along the north shore of Lake Ontario between downtown Toronto an...
Government of Ontario Transit (Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Union Station); June 9, 1972)
In addition to nine self-propelled MU cars, GO Transit began operations in 1967 with 32 aluminum coaches built by Hawker-Siddeley Canada and eight EMD...
Grand Canyon Railway (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; October 7, 1990)
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's branch to Grand Canyon lay idle following the cessation of passenger service in 1968 and freight service in 1974. By...
Grand Canyon Railway (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; October 7, 1990)
A closer look as Grand Canyon Railway 2-8-0 no. 18 rounds the bend into Grand Canyon Village.
Grand Canyon Railway (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; May 6, 1993)
Another of the Grand Canyon Railway's ex-Lake Superior & Ishpemking 2-8-0's, no. 29 seen at Grand Canyon Village.
Grand Canyon Railway (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; May 6, 1993)
In the 1990's the Grand Canyon Railway purchased five Alco FPA4's and two FPB4's from Canadian National. Here no. 6773 awaits the next run.
Grand Canyon Railway (Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; May 6, 1993)
Business is apparently good for the Grand Canyon Railway this May day of 1993, judging by the long string of coaches awaiting the return trip from Gra...
Grand Trunk Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); July 26, 1971)
The Grand Trunk Western (generally better known as simply the Grand Trunk) runs from Port Huron, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois, with a branch to Detro...
Grand Trunk Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); July 26, 1971)
Ah, cabeese, how we miss thee! Seen at Blue Island Crossing in the southern Chicago area.
Grand Trunk Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); May 31, 1973)
Blue Island Crossing is one of the more accessible (and busiest) of the Chicago area junctions. With a public highway passing right through the crossi...
Grand Trunk Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); May 31, 1973)
A southbound Grand Trunk Western freight led by no. 5800 is coming off the Calument Sag Channel bridge through Blue Island Crossing on the connector t...
Grand Trunk Western (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Crossing); May 31, 1973)
Here, seen from the highway watch tower, we see Blue Island Crossing laid out in all its glory. Taking the bridges (over the Calumet Sag Channel) from...
Great Northern (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
Amtrak was almost four months old when Great Northern sleeper no. 1255, "Lake of the Woods" was spotted at Chicago's Western Avenue Station, still in ...
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
The Great Northern's Marias Pass line skirts the southern edge of Glacier National Park. This is the one-year old Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder, a...
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
Ahead are some of the snow-capped peaks of Glacier National Park, and there was no place to see them like one of the 1950's-built dome cars used by bo...
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
Another view of Glacier National Park's snow-capped peaks as seen from Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder.
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
It should hardly come as a surprise that the Great Northern's Marias Pass line running along the south edge of Glacier National Park sees snow. Lots o...
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
Now this snowshed means business! Looking back along Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder one sees a former Northern Pacific North Coast Limited coach, s...
Great Northern (Montana (Marias Pass); June 15, 1972)
Again looking back along Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder, this is the view of Glacier National Park that greets westbound passengers first seeing th...
Great Northern (East Glacier, Montana; June 15, 1972)
The first town encountered after descending the east slope of Marias Pass is East Glacier, seen here from Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder. There's a...
Great Northern (Shelby, Montana; June 15, 1972)
During the late sixties it seemed as if most railroads were anxiously trying to redo their "image" with new color schemes and redesigned (usually ugly...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
The former Chicago & Alton genealogy of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio's Illinois trackage is obvious in this slide shot at Brighton Park Crossing in Chicago...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
In addition to color position light signals, Brighton Park Crossing featured manually operated semaphores until relatively recently, probably the last...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
An eastbound Gulf, Mobile & Ohio transfer run at Brighton Park Crossing crosses Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio and Chicago Junction rails on its way t...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
A Gulf, Mobile & Ohio eastbound transfer run climbs over Western Avenue after traversing Brighton Park Crossing. Note that the GM&O's Alton-era color ...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
This freshly assembled passenger train (Amtrak's Abraham Lincoln) is actually backing through Brighton Park Crossing, on its way to Union Station to c...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Amtrak's Abraham Lincoln has backed through Brighton Park Crossing on its way to Union Station to collect passengers. Again, the tracks in the foregro...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
A unit train with Gulf, Mobile & Ohio power on the head end pulls onto the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern main just south of East Joliet Crossing, east of Jo...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio unit train has entered the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern main just south of East Joliet Crossing on its way to Griffith, Indiana.
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (East Joliet, Illinois; June 1, 1973)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio caboose no. 2620 brings up the rear of the GM&O unit train at East Joliet, Illinois; the train is on Elgin, Joliet & Eastern rails...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Jacksonville, Illinois; 5/25/1975)
The Jacksonville, Illinois station is nearly surrounded by active rail lines, with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy on the left, the Gulf, Mobile & Oh...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Jacksonville, Illinois; 5/25/1975)
In this view we're looking south down the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (from the East State Street grade crossing) at Jacksonville, Illinois as a Burlington No...
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Joliet, Illinois (Joliet Union Station); June 1, 1973)
A Gulf, Mobile & Ohio transfer run enters the Rock Island main from the connecting track with the shared GM&O and Santa Fe main through Joliet Union S...
Illinois Central (Ashley, Illinois; June 3, 1975)
Ashley, Illinois is host to a crossing of the Illinois Central's Centralia, Illinois to Madison, Wisconsin line (here seen looking north) with the Lou...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois; June 3, 1973)
Illinois Central and Amtrak units descend the St. Charles Air line on their way back to Union Station rails in this view north from the West 18th Stre...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois; June 3, 1973)
The Illinois Central and Amtrak units seen descending the St. Charles Air Line in the preceding slide have now reached the south end of the Union Stat...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
An Illinois Central switcher on the IC's Iowa line heads east across the Pennsylvania (Penn Central), Baltimore & Ohio, and Chicago River & Indiana in...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois (Central Station); June 17, 1972)
With the advent of Amtrak the Illinois Central's Central Station is nearly bereft of traffic, hosting only the former IC City of New Orleans and Shawn...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois (Randolph Street Station); June 17, 1972)
Unlike Central Station, left an empty shell by Amtrak, the Illinois Central's Randolph Street Station remains a busy place to this day. The northern t...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
A westbound Illinois Central freight on the IC Iowa line is just clearing Twenty-First Street Crossing in this view looking south. The Pennsylvania's ...
Illinois Central (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
This "bay window cupola" caboose design was first introduced in the mid-1950's for safety reasons; having crew members sticking their heads out the si...
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
Riverdale, Illinois is a busy station on the Illinois Central's electrified suburban service south of downtown Chicago. Although the platforms are fla...
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
A northbound Illinois Central transfer run continues past the Riverdale, Illinois IC suburban station. The bridges in the distance cross the Little Ca...
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
A southbound Illinois Central freight crosses the Little Calumet River and passes the Riverdale, Illinois IC suburban station.
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
Although the Illinois Central Gulf merger occurred almost a year earlier, the caboose trailing this southbound freight past the IC's suburban station ...
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
This northbound freight passing the Illinois Central's Riverdale, Illinois suburban station is headed by Geep no. 9331, still proudly wearing black IC...
Illinois Central (Riverdale, Illinois; June 6, 1973)
Amtrak's southbound Panama Limited races past the Illinois Central's Riverdale, Illinois suburban station after crossing the Little Calumet River.
Illinois Northern (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Illinois Northern was a Chicago area short line that ran from McCormick Station (east of 26th Street Crossing) to a connection with the north end of G...
Illinois Northern (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Illinois Northern Alco S-4 no. 33, here seen near 26th Street Crossing.
Illinois Northern (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Looking west at 26th Street Crossing, the Illinois Northern crossed (from near to far) Chicago Junction (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific), Baltimore & ...
Illinois Northern (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing); July 27, 1971)
A look at the Illinois Northern engine house at 26th Street Crossing, featuring Alco S-4 no. 29.
Indiana Harbor Belt (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Yard (IHB)); July 26, 1971)
The Indiana Harbor Belt began as a cooperative venture jointly owned by the New York Central (51%) and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (49%...
Indiana Harbor Belt (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Yard (IHB)); July 26, 1971)
The Indiana Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard spreads out before the camera, seen looking west from the South Halsted Street bridge.
Indiana Harbor Belt (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Yard (IHB)); July 26, 1971)
The New York Central's majority ownership in the Indiana Harbor Belt (the Milwaukee Road owned the smaller half) is evident in switcher no. 8779's pai...
Indiana Harbor Belt (Blue Island, Illinois (Blue Island Yard (IHB)); July 26, 1971)
Looking east from the South Halsted Street bridge we see the narrowing throat of the Indiana Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard. Ahead is State Line Cross...
Indiana Harbor Belt (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
At Dolton Crossing, located in the suburb of Dolton about two dozen miles south of downtown Chicago, a westbound IHB transfer run on its way to Blue I...
Indiana Harbor Belt (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
This westbound Indiana Harbor Belt transfer run, with SW no. 9217 and 9204 doing the pulling, has just crossed the Chicago & Western Indiana at Dolton...
Indiana Harbor Belt (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
At State Line Crossing just west of Hammond, Indiana an Indiana Harbor Belt transfer run led by SW no. 8792 cuts diagonally across the Nickel Plate Ro...
Inland Steel (Indiana Harbor, Indiana; July 26, 1971)
Prior to 1901 this area was undeveloped, except for through lines of the New York Central, Pennsylvania and Elgin, Joliet & Eastern. At that time Inla...
Jones & Laughlin Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Rarely does one get such a perfect view into such normally secretive operations as steel mills. Here from Cleveland's Clark Avenue viaduct looking sou...
Jones & Laughlin Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Another look into the Jones & Laughlin steel mill south of Cleveland's Clark Avenue viaduct.
Jones & Laughlin Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Yet another look into the Jones & Laughlin steel mill south of Cleveland's Clark Avenue viaduct.
Kansas City Southern (Eve, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A few miles west of Nevada, Missouri, at a location called Eve on both railroads, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas crossed over the Kansas City Southern main...
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri; May 31, 1975)
In this view looking south from Kansas City's Independence Ave. bridge we see the Kansas City Southern mainline as it crosses the Blue River and heads...
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri; May 31, 1975)
This view from the 23rd St. bridge at Kansas City, Missouri looking north includes four major railroads as they head towards the yards north of downto...
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri (East Yard); May 31, 1975)
This engine facility is part of the Kansas City Southern's East Yard north of Kansas City, Missouri, at the intersection of North Chouteau Trafficway ...
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri (East Yard); May 31, 1975)
More Kansas City Southern switchers (and a Milwaukee Road unit) await assignment at the East Yard engine terminal.
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri (East Yard); May 31, 1975)
Kansas City Southern no. 4200 waits at the East Yard engine terminal, along with KSC no. 4202 (left) and Milwaukee Road no. 743.
Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City Union Station); May 30, 1975)
It looks like Kansas City Southern switcher no. 4202 is in dire need of a new coat of paint as seen on Kansas City Terminal trackage at Union Station...
Kansas City Southern (Richards, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
At Richards, Missouri, the Kansas City Southern at one time crossed a Missouri Pacific branch; the MP diamond would have been just past the distant be...
Kansas City Terminal (Kansas City, Missouri; May 31, 1975)
Here in the northeast corner of Kansas City we see the Kansas City Terminal Railroad mainline, looking northeast from Wilson Street. The signals are f...
Kansas City Terminal (Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City Union Station); May 30, 1975)
Sadly, by this time Kansas City Union Station hosted far more freight trains than passenger. The only Amtrak trains calling here were the Texas Chief ...
Kansas City Terminal (Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City Union Station); May 30, 1975)
The bypass tracks running north of Kansas City Union Station were far busier than the station trackage in 1975. This view is from the Main Street brid...
Kansas City Terminal (Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City Union Station); May 30, 1975)
Another view of the Kansas City Union Station, this time looking east from the Main Street bridge. The freight bypass is directly below the camera, wi...
Kennecott Utah Copper (Bingham Canyon, Utah; June 6, 1970)
About 20 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, and just south of the former town of Bingham (by this time swallowed up by the continually expanding pit),...
Kennecott Utah Copper (Bingham Canyon, Utah; June 6, 1970)
Perhaps the most dizzying aspect of this remarkable railroad was that it was electrified, resulting in a forest of catenary which had to be continuall...
Kennecott Utah Copper (Bingham Canyon, Utah; June 6, 1970)
A somewhat closer look at the terraced rail lines in the Bingham Canyon Mine from a tour bus window. Needless to say, the powers-that-be didn't let vi...
Lake Erie & Eastern (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
The Lake Erie & Eastern was a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie subsidiary (built 1912-1915) that connected the P&LE, entering Youngstown, Ohio at Struthers, wit...
Lake Erie & Eastern (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
There's actually not much of interest in this view of the Lake Erie & Eastern main, seen from the Wick Avenue bridge, except to establish that the LE&...
Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion (Clarion, Pennsylvania; July 18, 1971)
This imposing building in downtown Clarion, Pennsylvania appears to have been the headquarters of the Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion, which ran fifteen...
Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion (Clarion, Pennsylvania; July 18, 1971)
Although online sources indicate that the Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion was abandoned in 1993, it's evident that as early as 1971 the tracks into down...
Leadville, Colorado & Southern (Leadville, Colorado; June 6, 1996)
At one time both the Denver, South Park and Pacific and the Denver & Rio Grande Western sought access to the mining center of Leadville, Colorado. The...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; October 24, 1969)
The Lehigh Valley's Batavia, New York station was still in relatively good shape when this photograph was taken from a passing Penn Central Empire Ser...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
At one time the Lehigh Valley was one of five major railroads between the New York City area and Buffalo (the others being the New York Central, the W...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
Looking west from the same vantage point (the Creek Road bridge) as the previous slide, the double-track mainline narrows to single track. Even at thi...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
This time looking east from the far side of the Tonawanda Creek bridge; theCreek Road bridge can be seen as well. Clearly the Lehigh was still trying ...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
A westbound train has appeared; clearly the Lehigh Valley is not moribund yet.
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
Although only a few weeks from absorption by Conrail, the Lehigh Valley was still capable of running long trains. This westbound crossing Tonawanda Cr...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
When riding the New York Central (or successor Penn Central) between Buffalo and New York, one of the landmarks was Batavia. Although the Central, the...
Lehigh Valley (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
Another look at the Lehigh Valley's Batavia, New York station. The Lehigh main is behind the station; the New York Central main is behind the photogra...
Lehigh Valley (Cayuta, New York; January 30, 1972)
This northbound Lehigh Valley freight has left the Sayre, Pennsylvania yards and is on its way towards Geneva and Buffalo, New York. At Van Ness Junct...
Lehigh Valley (Owego, New York; April 2, 1977)
Although the Lehigh Valley interchanged with the Erie at Waverly, New York (just north of its major yard at Sayre, Pennsylvania), it also sent a tendr...
Lehigh Valley (Owego, New York; April 2, 1977)
Another look at the Lehigh Valley's modest trackage in Owego, New York. In the foreground is the beginning of the branch north to Cortland, Auburn and...
Lehigh Valley (Rochester, New York (Lehigh Valley station); December 1970)
The Lehigh Valley's Rochester, New York station was a bit of an oddity. The Lehigh entered the city hugging the east bank of the Genesee River, and wh...
Lehigh Valley (Rochester Junction, New York; November 7, 1971)
Such Lehigh Valley name trains as the Black Diamond did not directly serve Rochester, New York, which was well off the mainline. Instead, at Rochester...
Lehigh Valley (Waverly, New York; March 7, 1970)
Waverly, New York, just north of the Lehigh Valley's major yards and shops at Sayre, Pennsylvania, was a major interchange point for the Lehigh and th...
Lehigh Valley (Waverly, New York; January 30, 1972)
Just north of Sayre, Pennsylvania the Lehigh Valley crosses beneath the Erie (by then Erie Lackawanna) mainline. Here a northbound freight prepares fo...
Lehigh Valley (Waverly, New York; January 30, 1972)
This northbound Lehigh Valley freight, led by Alco no. 407, has just passed beneath the Erie mainline near Waverly, New York and is on its way to Gene...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
Sayre, Pennsylvania was created by the Lehigh Valley in 1896 as a company town on its new New York-Buffalo mainline, where it built a large yard and l...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
Lehigh Valley Baldwin switcher no. 145 works the yard trackage at Sayre, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
At one time the Lehigh Valley's huge shop complex at Sayre, Pennsylvania, built in 1904, was the heart of the railroad, and was briefly the largest st...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
Baldwin switcher no. 235 works the yard lead in front of the Lehigh Valley's venerable Sayre, Pennsylvania station. Note the array of pigeons on the s...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
A northbound Lehigh Valley freight arrives at the south end of Sayre, Pennsylvania, led by Alco no. 413. This view is looking south from the Packer Av...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
A cloud of pigeons takes flight from the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania station roof as two Alcos, including road switcher no. 633 in "snowbird" ...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
One of the joys of visiting the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania facilities was the series of pedestrian-friendly bridges scattered throughout the ...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; March 7, 1970)
Here looking south from the same highway bridge (Cayuta Street) as the preceding slide are the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania yards, spreading ou...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; January 30, 1972)
A re-visit to the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania yards two years later provided clear, sunny weather, although much colder. On display was a fine...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; January 30, 1972)
A cluster of Alcos await re-fueling at the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania engine facility. In the background are the massive shops complex and (o...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; January 30, 1972)
Lehigh Valley switchers nos. 215 and 112 in the road's Sayre, Pennsylvania yards, seen from the Lockhart Street footbridge.
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; January 30, 1972)
A northbound freight led by Alco no. 633 in "snowbird" colors arrives at the south end of the Lehigh Valley's Sayre, Pennsylvania yards, seen looking ...
Lehigh Valley (Sayre, Pennsylvania; November 27, 1976)
Almost eight months after Conrail took over parts of the Lehigh Valley and abandoned the rest, heavy freights like this southbound one still passed th...
Long Island (Hewlett, New York; January 26, 1973)
The Long Island Rail Road (note the space) was a far different railroad in 1973 than a decade earlier. Losing money since 1935 and bankrupt in 1949, t...
Long Island (Hewlett, New York; January 26, 1973)
An outbound train of M-1 cars pulls into the Hewlett, Long Island station. One of the most radical decisions taken in the design of these cars was to ...
Long Island (Hewlett, New York; January 26, 1973)
A closer look at Long Island Railroad M-1 car no. 9761 on the end of an outbound train at the Hewlett, Long Island station. The "fishbelly" cross sect...
Long Island (Hewlett, New York; January 26, 1973)
This westbound train at the Long Island Rail Road's Hewlett, Long Island station has disgorged its load of commuters and shoppers and now continues to...
Long Island (Hewlett, New York; January 26, 1973)
A closer look at the third rail structure at the Long Island Rail Road's Hewlett, Long Island station. All LIRR electrified lines used third rail rath...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
The route structure of the Long Island Rail Road virtually necessitates the existence of a major hub like Jamaica at the center of the system. With li...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
One of the Long Island Rail Road's many Alco road-switchers is seen here preparing to couple onto an outgoing train. Much of the LIRR remains unelectr...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
A diesel-powered run heads west for non-electrified territory. The Alco FA-1's were used exclusively as non-powered cab cars by the Long Island Rail R...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
A westbound train of M-1's arrives from the east. This train will be stopping at Jamaica station rather than taking the express bypass at far right. N...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
An eastbound train of M-1's awaits clearance to leave Jamaica as an Alco switcher enters the station.
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
A closer look at Hall tower on the east side of Jamaica station. Trackwork is evidently in progress as two trains of M-1's pass through the approach t...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
What appears to be a string of work cars sits at the bumper next to the Jamaica station platforms, awaiting its next assignment.
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
"Change at Jamaica" is an announcement virtually all regular Long Island Railroad commuters are familiar with. In many cases it's a simple cross-platf...
Long Island (Jamaica, New York; January 26, 1973)
Here cab car (a converted Alco FA-1 from the Louisville & Nashville ) no. 601 waits to take its train into non-electrified territory.
Louisville & Nashville (Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; June 23, 1973)
Cumberland Gap, Tennessee is of course famous as part of a historic route through the Appalachian Mountains, but it was also the location of a junctio...
Missouri Pacific (Boone, Colorado (NA Junction); June 7, 1996)
The Missouri Pacific used to parallel the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe for over twenty miles between Pueblo and Boone, Colorado. Eventually the duplica...
Missouri Pacific (Boone, Colorado (NA Junction); June 7, 1996)
Another look at NA Junction at Boone, Colorado, where the Missouri Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe out of Pueblo diverge; the MP is on the lef...
Missouri Pacific (Pueblo, Colorado; June 7, 1996)
This is part of the abandoned Missouri Pacific line east out of Pueblo, Colorado which became redundant when MP acquired trackage rights over the Atch...
Missouri Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
This Missouri Pacific caboose hop with Alco no. 955 and an unidentified MP caboose was seen at Chicago's Forest Hill Crossing, probably on Belt Railwa...
Missouri Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing); June 18, 1972)
Another Missouri Pacific caboose (no. 13345) is caught at Forest Hill Crossing on Belt Railway of Chicago rails shared with the Chesapeake & Ohio, cro...
Missouri Pacific (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
Two Missouri Pacific units (nos. 704 and 738) on Chicago & Western Indiana rails lead a northbound freight through Dolton Crossing across the Indiana ...
Missouri Pacific (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
Missouri Pacific nos. 704 and 738 have just finished crossing the Pennsylvania, Indiana Harbor Belt and Baltimore & Ohio at Dolton Crossing as they le...
Missouri Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas; May 30, 1975)
The exact location of this fine view of Missouri Pacific switcher no. 1138 is a bit of a mystery: the notation on the slide simply reads "from the Jam...
Missouri Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas (Edgewater Junction); May 30, 1975)
At this location known as Edgewater, looking south from the Quindaro Boulevard grade crossing, the Missouri Pacific's main from Omaha to Neff Yard con...
Missouri Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas (Edgewater Junction); May 30, 1975)
Edgewater again, this time looking north towards Quindaro Boulevard (just past the signals). The Missouri Pacific's line from Neff Yard (left) and the...
Missouri Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas (Kaw River Junction); May 30, 1975)
Another slide that's rather hard to pin down today, what with renaming of streets and superhighway construction. This should be the Missouri Pacific, ...
Missouri Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas (Kaw River Junction); May 30, 1975)
Looking south from the same (Minnesota Avenue) bridge, things are a bit more recognizable. That's the Kansas River in the center, with a Missouri Paci...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Missouri Pacific GP no. 2076 awaits its next task at Nevada (pronounced "nuh-vay-duh"), Missouri. The interchange yard with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas ...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A southbound Missouri Pacific freight on the MP's Kansas City-Joplin, Missouri line approaches the crossing with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas St. Louisy,...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
This southbound Missouri Pacific freight has just crossed the Missouri-Kansas-Texas at Nevada, Missouri and is on its way to Joplin.
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
The train order signal displays green as a southbound Missouri Pacific freight continues through Nevada, Missouri after crossing the Missouri-Kansas-T...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
The caboose was not yet extinct in 1975, as this shot of a southbound Missouri Pacific freight at Nevada, Missouri demonstrates. The Missouri-Kansas-T...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Nevada, Missouri's East Austin Boulevard bridge provided an ideal vantage point for viewing trains on the south end of town, in this case looking nort...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A southbound Missouri Pacific freight passes through Nevada, Missouri as seen looking south from the East Austin Boulevard bridge. Ahead is Nassau Jun...
Missouri Pacific (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Looking north from the Nevada, Missouri East Austin Boulevard bridge, we get another look at the southbound Missouri Pacific freight as it stretches a...
Missouri Pacific (Richards, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
At Richards, Missouri, this abandoned Missouri Pacific branch once crossed the Kansas City Southern mainline at grade.
Missouri-Illinois (Nashville, Illinois; June 3, 1975)
The Missouri-Illinois Railroad, seen here crossing Illinois Route 15 at Nashville, Illinois, ran from Bismarck, Missouri to Salem, Illinois, with a br...
Missouri-Illinois (Nashville, Illinois; June 3, 1975)
This view looks southwest down the Missouri-Illinois Railroad mainline at Nashville, Illinois from the Illinois Route 15 grade crossing. Owned by the ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Case, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
Most of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was north-south oriented, with the main stem running in an almost straight line from San Antonio, Texas to ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Eve, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A few miles west of Nevada, Missouri is the tiny town of Eve, where the Missouri-Kansas-Texas crosses Missouri Route 7, here looking west. The bridge ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Eve, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Also at Eve, Missouri is the Missouri-Kansas-Texas' crossing of the Kansas City Southern mainline (below) via a wooden trestle.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
Here seen on Kansas City Terminal Railroad trackage is Missouri-Kansas-Texas switcher no. 19, looking fresh from the washer (or paint shop). This view...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
In sharp contrast to no. 19 at right is this ancient Missouri-Kansas-Texas switcher, its number quite unreadable, also seen along Southwest Boulevard ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Nevada (pronounced "nuh-vay-duh"), Missouri hosted a crossing of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas St. Louis, Missouri-Parsons, Kansas main and the Missouri P...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
This appears to be the Katy's Nevada, Missouri station, although topographic maps of the time also suggest possible Missouri Pacific ownership. In any...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A Missouri-Kansas-Texas hi-rail vehicle checks the condition of the Katy main prior to the arrival of a northbound freight. Tracks to the left are the...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Looking north along the Katy's main out of Nevada, Missouri towards St. Louis. The tracks are empty, but not for long.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Again looking north along the Katy's main to St. Louis, Missouri. The crossing with the Missouri Pacific's Kansas City-Joplin, Missouri main is just b...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A southbound freight appears on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas St. Louis, Missouri-Parsons, Kansas main in Nevada, Missouri. Not conveyed by this slide is ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
In the 1970s the Missouri-Kansas-Texas was in the process of repainting rolling stock from its traditional red to a new (and eye-watering) green and y...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Ahead is the tower for the crossing of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas St. Louis, Missouri-Parsons, Kansas line and the Missouri Pacific's Kansas City-Jopli...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
Seen from the other side of the Missouri Pacific crossing, this southbound Missouri-Kansas-Texas freight is heading south towards Parsons, Kansas. The...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
In this view looking south from Nevada, Missouri's East Austin Boulevard bridge, the track at far right is the Missouri-Kansas-Texas St. Louis, Missou...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
A northbound Missouri-Kansas-Texas freight has appeared, about to head through Nevada, Missouri. This view is looking south from the East Austin Boule...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Nevada, Missouri; June 1, 1975)
This time looking north from the east Austin Boulevard bridge, we see the northbound Missouri-Kansas-Texas freight as it approaches the crossing with ...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Portland, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
This trestle over a tributary of Logan Creek, just west of Portland, Missouri (part of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas' Parsons to St. Louis, Missouri line)...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Rhineland, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
A well-preserved Missouri-Kansas-Texas station and train-order signal at Rhineland, Missouri, one of the many small comnmunities along the Katy's Pars...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Rhineland, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
This portion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas' St. Louis line was evidently important enough to warrant this dragging equipment detector east of Rhineland...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Rhineland, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
A closer look at this Missouri-Kansas-Texas dragging equipment detector's signal component, seen east of Rhineland, Missouri looking east. Missouri Hi...
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Steedman, Missouri; June 3, 1975)
This part of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas' St. Louis extension looks considerably more neglected. And look at that ancient crossing bell! Seen near Steed...
Monon (Bainbridge, Indiana; May 24, 1975)
The Monon (officially the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville until 1956) was a special favorite of railfans in the mid-twentieth century, as much as a...
Monon (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
By 1972 the Monon had become part of the Louisville & Nashville; here an L&N freight is leaving Chicago & Western Indiana trackage to regain former Mo...
Montpelier & Barre (Montpelier, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
Montpelier, Vermont was home to the Montpelier & Barre Railroad, a 14-mile shortline from Montpelier Junction, Vermont to Graniteville, put together b...
Montpelier & Barre (Montpelier, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
Unlike the RS unit in the preceding slide, Montpelier & Barre Alco switcher no. 29 appeared to be in great shape as it went about its business in Mont...
Montpelier & Barre (Montpelier Junction, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
At Montpelier Junction, Vermont, the Montepelier & Barre interchanged with the Central of Vermont. The coach has seen better days, but the switchstand...
Nevada Northern (Currie, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
Once north of the smelters at McGill, Nevada, the Nevada Northern faced a long lonely haul across the Nevada desert to reach the Western Pacific at Sh...
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
This Nevada Northern depot in Ely, Nevada had clearly seen better days when photographed in 1978. Today the Nevada Northern runs a thriving passenger ...
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
The Nevada Northern Railroad was built for one purpose, to haul copper ore from pits at Ruth, Nevada (west of Ely) to smelters at McGill (east of Ely)...
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
In 1978 Kennecott Copper was actively using the Nevada Northern to haul ore from pits at Ruth, Nevada to the Smelter at McGill, using their own rollin...
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
RS-2 no. 103 and a companion pass the camera with an eastbound load of ore from the Ruth pits for the smelter at McGill, Nevada.
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
It may have been an industrial run but Kennecott Copper still observed the niceties, placing a colorful caboose at the rear of this eastbound ore trai...
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
One of the nice things about the Nevada Northern was its easy accessibility from adjacent highways, in this case US 50.
Nevada Northern (Ely, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
This tunnel on the Nevada Northern is just west of Ely, Nevada.
New Haven (Meriden, Connecticut; July 31, 1973)
At one time the New Haven blanketed southern New England with trackage acquired during the Charles Mellen era, around the turn of the twentieth centur...
New Haven (New Haven, Connecticut; July 31, 1973)
Here, just north of New Haven, Connecticut, the New Haven's lines to the north and east diverge. At the far left is the line to Meriden and Hartford, ...
New Haven (New Haven, Connecticut; August 1, 1973)
United Aircraft's TurboTrain was a successor to a number of unsuccessful experiments in the mid-fifties with lighter, cheaper passenger trains (such a...
New Haven (New York, New York; July 29, 1973)
One of the features that endeared United Aircraft's TurboTrain to railfans was the ability to virtually look over the engineer's shoulder. Here we see...
New Haven (Poughkeepsie, New York; January 30, 1973)
This was a doubly fortunate shot, for not only did it catch an actual train on the New Haven's massive bridge over the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, N...
New York Central (South Chicago, Illinois (South Chicago Crossing); June 2, 1973)
For almost a century the New York Central and Pennsylvania mainlines east out of Chicago ran literally side by side from Englewood, Illinois to Gary, ...
New York Central (New York; March 26, 1971)
In this view from the rear of one of Penn Central's nameless trains that made up the "Empire Service" one can almost imagine the former 4-track main t...
New York Central (New York; March 26, 1971)
Another rear vestibule shot from one of Penn Central's Empire Service trains between New York City and Buffalo. Here we get a look at one of the forme...
New York Central (New York (Hudson River); January 30, 1973)
I don’t know the exact location of this shot, only that it's somewhere along the Hudson River in the New York Central's electrified territory south of...
New York Central (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
Just east of Batavia, New York the New York Central's four track mainline (now down to three) crosses Tonawanda Creek on this massive bridge. In less ...
New York Central (Batavia, New York; March 9, 1976)
The New York Central's four-track mainline used to run right through downtown Batavia, New York. At the west side of town the Central maintained a sma...
New York Central (Beaver Dams, New York; March, 7, 1970)
The New York Central's Fall Brook line eventually passed through some of the most impressive scenery in Pennsylvania, including the Grand Canyon of th...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York; April 5, 1970)
Seen from Buffalo's Bailey Street Bridge looking east, a westbound Penn Central freight on the former New York Central main heads towards the camera w...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
There's a story behind the next few slides. I used to ride the Central from Rochester, New York to Ashtabula, Ohio on a regular basis, with frequent l...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
Here, looking south from the top floor of Buffalo Central Terminal, are some of the platforms below as well as the main freight bypass. In the distanc...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
This time looking southwest from the top floor of Buffalo Central Terminal. At the upper far right the Pennsylvania's connection to the station can ju...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
Looking east from the top floor of Buffalo Central Terminal the east station throat is laid out for inspection. The track heading off to the lower lef...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
Now looking northeast from the top floor of Buffalo Central Terminal we see a pair of E units, still in New York Central colors, being turned on the w...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); April 5, 1970)
Looking west from Buffalo's Bailey Street Bridge, a Penn Central freight on the former New York Central main heads west. Buffalo Central Terminal is a...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (West Shore Yard); April 5, 1970)
Sad mishap at Buffalo, New York! It looks like the wrecker was just starting cleanup at the west end of the New York Central's West Shore yard in Buff...
New York Central (Buffalo, New York (West Shore Yard); April 5, 1970)
Remember the kindler, gentler days when automobiles could be shipped on open auto carrier cars without damage? Well, maybe "gentler" isn't the right w...
New York Central (Croton-Harmon, New York; January 24, 1973)
It used to be a simple matter to walk to the rear of a train and shoot through the back door, which (if the window was reasonably clean and the sun no...
New York Central (Croton-Harmon, New York; January 24, 1973)
Croton-Harmon on the New York Central's Hudson River line is best known as the northern end of electrified commuter service, but was also the location...
New York Central (Croton-Harmon, New York; January 24, 1973)
At Croton-Harmon on the New York Central's Hudson River line an electric locomotive moves into place to take a southbound Buffalo to New York Amtrak t...
New York Central (Croton-Harmon, New York; January 30, 1973)
As seen looking south from the rear of a New York to Buffalo Amtrak train, a southbound Penn Central commuter run passes on the right at Croton-Harmon...
New York Central (Croton-Harmon, New York; January 30, 1973)
Another view looking south from the rear of a New York to Buffalo Amtrak train waiting at the Croton-Harmon station. Here several RDC's, probably used...
New York Central (Hornby, New York; March 8, 1970)
If there's anything colder than a mid-winter day in upstate New York, it's a clear mid-winter day in upstate New York. Here a Penn Central freight app...
New York Central (Rochester, New York (Goodman Street Yard); November 1969)
Rochester's Main Street bridge over the west end of the New York Central's Goodman Street Yard was an endless source of entertainment for a bored coll...
New York Central (Rochester, New York (Goodman Street Yard); November 1969)
Seen here from the end of Circle Street in Rochester, New York, a switcher still in New York Central livery shuffles a cut of cars on the Goodman Stre...
New York Central (Rochester, New York (Goodman Street Yard); September 20, 1970)
The New York Central used several of these Alco RS-1s in its Goodman Street Yard. This one, although now repainted into Penn Central garb, still soldi...
New York Central (Rochester, New York (Goodman Street Yard); October 9, 1970)
This time looking northwest from Rochester's Main Street Bridge, we see one of the relatively frequent Buffalo to New York runs, still operated by Pen...
New York Central (Rochester, New York (NYC Station); April 23, 1973)
This view of the Rochester, New York station platforms may well represent the nadir of passenger rail accomodations for the city. A magnificent Claude...
New York Central (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
A handy footbridge over the former New York Central mainline at West Rochester, New York, conveniently located at the end of a city bus route, provide...
New York Central (Ashtabula, Ohio (NP Tower); 7/10/1974)
At Ashtabula, Ohio's NP tower the New York Central's Youngstown branch and the Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula branch crossed the Ni...
New York Central (Ashtabula, Ohio (NYC Station); October 23, 1970)
Westbound Penn Central no. 63, though with at least one coach still lettered for New York Central, has made its Ashtabula, Ohio station stop and is ab...
New York Central (Ashtabula, Ohio (NYC Station); April 4, 1971)
The New York Central's Ashtabula, Ohio depot was located just east of the Central's crossing with the Pennsylvania's line to the Lake Erie ore docks. ...
New York Central (Ashtabula, Ohio (NYC Station); April 4, 1971)
Although still in use as a passenger stop in 1971, the Ashtabula, Ohio station is showing signs of the years of neglect by both New York Central and n...
New York Central (Ashtabula, Ohio (NYC Station); April 4, 1971)
Looking east from the platform of the New York Central's Ashtabula, Ohio station one sees one of the remaining segments of the Central's famous "four-...
New York Central (Beulah Beach, Ohio; July 30, 1972)
The New York Central's former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern mainline runs along the south shore of Lake Erie, but rarely within sight of the water. H...
New York Central (Beulah Beach, Ohio; July 30, 1972)
Another westbound Penn Central freight approaches the Joppa Road grade crossing south of Beulah Beach, Ohio. The tall signal gantries with one, two or...
New York Central (Beulah Beach, Ohio; July 30, 1972)
A second look east down the former New York Central mainline east of the Joppa Road grade crossing south of Beulah Beach, Ohio. Unlike some of the for...
New York Central (Beulah Beach, Ohio; July 30, 1972)
This view of the New York Central mainline west of Vermilion, Ohio gives one a good idea of just what "water level route" means. The actual location o...
New York Central (Braceville, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
Now here is a very uninteresting shot of a very interesting bit of railroad. Originally built as a three-foot narrow gauge line, it was intended to co...
New York Central (Erie, Ohio; February 3, 1970)
Weather along the Lake Erie lakefront can be fierce, and scenes like this one were common when riding the New York Central's former Lake Shore & Michi...
New York Central (Hubbard, Ohio; July 22, 1970)
A mediocre slide at best, not quite sharp and with a freeway railing in the foreground, whose only saving grace is that I've never seen a shot of this...
New York Central (Youngstown, Ohio (NYC Station); July 30, 1970)
Well-known is the fact that the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie ran a joint Pittsburgh-Cleveland passenger service in cooperation with the Erie, and which stop...
New York Central (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); July 30, 1970)
The signals for Youngstown's Valley Street (VY) interlocking were placed well before the actual crossing, partly to provide room for derails (and room...
New York Central (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); July 30, 1970)
A relatively uncluttered view of the Valley Street (VY) interlocking, with the Erie on the left and the New York Central on the right. Note that the C...
New York Central (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); July 30, 1970)
Penn Central no. 2623 leads a train of hoppers south through Valley Street (VY) interlocking in Youngstown, Ohio on the former New York Central's Asht...
New York Central (Youngstown, Ohio (Valley Street); December 31, 1971)
Penn Central has been bankrupt for over a year now, and the contrast with the Erie Lackawanna's mainline (foreground) is readily apparent. However, he...
New York Central (Osgood, Pennsylvania; July 25, 1972)
Osgood, Pennsylvania manages to cram a remarkable amount of railroading into a relatively small bit of real estate. In front of the camera is the New ...
Newburgh & South Shore (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Two Newburgh & South Shore switchers (nos. 1018 and 1017) lead a transfer run south under the Clark Avenue bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.
Newburgh & South Shore (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
A closer look at Newburgh & South Shore nos. 1018 and 1017 as they head south beneath the Clark Avenue Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.
Newburgh & South Shore (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The Newburgh & South Shore Railroad was a Cleveland area switching road that tied much of the steel industry together. Following the closure of severa...
Nickel Plate Road (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
Pullman Junction, in the southern part of Chicago, still used manual gates to control the heavy traffic through the junction. Here the gates across th...
Nickel Plate Road (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
This southbound Norfolk & Western transfer run led by GP no. 4158 has received clearance to proceed through Pullman Junction on former Nickel Plate ra...
Nickel Plate Road (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
The southbound Norfolk & Western transfer run led by no. 4158 is crossing Chicago and Western Indiana rails at Pullman Junction before continuing sout...
Nickel Plate Road (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
Transfer cabooses, such as no. 518761 here, were a common sight in the Chicago area, as they were often cobbled together from otherwise unneeded rolli...
Nickel Plate Road (Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction); June 2, 1973)
The former Nickel Plate main through Pullman Junction also saw plenty of activity, as caboose no. 518330 here demonstrates.
Nickel Plate Road (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
A northbound Norfolk & Western freight on former Nickel Plate Road rails navigates its way through State Line Crossing near Hammond, Indiana. Note the...
Nickel Plate Road (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
This southbound Norfolk & Western freight on former Nickel Plate Road rails, led by GP30 no. 535, is about to cross the Monon (now Louisville & Nashvi...
Nickel Plate Road (Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing); June 17, 1972)
Those are former Monon (now Louisville & Nashville) rails being crossed by the lead unit of this southbound Norfolk & Western freight on the former Ni...
Nickel Plate Road (Beulah Beach, Ohio; July 30, 1972)
Near Vermilion, Ohio the former Nickel Plate Road mainline cuts straight as an arrow through fertile farmland just south of Lake Erie. The signals mar...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; March 27, 1970)
In this view from Cleveland, Ohio's Lorain Avenue bridge the Nickel Plate Road's long trestle over the Cleveland Flats can be seen in the upper right,...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; March 27, 1970)
One of the landmarks of the Cleveland Flats along the Cuyahoga River is the long trestle (punctuated by a lift bridge) of the Nickel Plate Road. Here ...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Another look at the former Nickel Plate in Cleveland, again from the Ohio State Route 43 bridge and this time featuring one of the Norfolk & Western's...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Cleveland's Terminal Tower looms in the right background in this view looking east from the Independence Boulevard bridge (now gone). At the very top...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
It seems like every state, somewhere, has a location referred to by railroaders as "puzzle switches." This particular spot is on the Nickel Plate's li...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Another look at "puzzle switches" on the Nickel Plate's east Cleveland mainline, clearly showing the layout of the junction. (See the previous slide f...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Cleveland's West 25th Street bridge crosses over the Nickel Plate Road main line, here seen looking west. The bridges in the distance cross the Big Fo...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Here on the west side of the Cuyahoga River Alco no. 2855 and an unidentified GP lead a westbound Norfolk & Western freight through Cleveland, Ohio on...
Nickel Plate Road (Cleveland, Ohio (BD Yard); August 28, 1970)
This is what remained of the Nickel Plate's "BD" Yard in 1970, as seen from Ohio Route 43. Below, the Nickel Plate main can be seen curving off to the...
Norfolk & Western (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
A Norfolk & Western transfer run navigates the relatively new "Cadillac Curve" at FW Tower in Buffalo, New York. The curve was built to facilitate han...
Norfolk Southern (Star, North Carolina; June 16, 1973)
No, not that Norfolk Southern, but the real deal, which ran from Norfolk, Virginia to Charlotte, North Carolina and Beaufort, South Carolina. It was u...
Northern Pacific (Trestle Creek, Idaho; September 6, 1999)
No schedule is perfect. The Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited managed to fit in quite a lot: several hundred miles along the Mississippi River, t...
Northern Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
The Milwaukee Road's Western Avenue Station, located northwest of Union Station, would seem to be an unlikely place to find the combined Northern Paci...
Northern Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
The effects of the Burlington Northern merger of the previous year can be seen in this view of Amtrak's combined North Coast Hiawatha/Empire Builder a...
Northern Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
A closer look at that Northern Pacific B unit, still in glorious North Coast Limited colors and with the classic monad as well.
Northern Pacific (Chicago, Illinois (Western Ave. Station); July 27, 1971)
One more look at the former North Coast Limited vista-dome as it passes through Western Avenue Station.
Northern Pacific (Montana (Bozeman Tunnel); June 14, 2003)
The current Bozeman Tunnel at the summit of Bozeman Pass, built by the Northern Pacific in 1945 and 3015 feet in length, is actually the second; the f...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Bozeman Tunnel); June 14, 2003)
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight on the Montana Rail Link (former Northern Pacific) has just passed West End and is approaching Bozem...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Bozeman Tunnel); June 14, 2003)
This eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight on the Montana Rail Link (former Northern Pacific) is about to enter the west portal of Bozeman Tu...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Clark Fork River); September 6, 1999)
As late as 1999 semaphores could still be found on the former Northern Pacific (by now part of Montana Rail Link). This one was on the "low-grade" fre...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Clark Fork River); September 6, 1999)
Another semaphore on the former Northern Pacific low-grade freight line between De Smet and Paradise, Montana along the Clark Fork River. This one was...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Homestake Pass); September 5, 1999)
The original Northern Pacific main line was routed via Helena, Montana and Mullan Pass. Only in 1889 did NP commence construction of the Butte Short L...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Homestake Pass); September 5, 1999)
Another look at the Northern Pacific's Butte Short Line over Homestake Pass, once route of the North Coast Limited, here seen from Interstate 90. Alth...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Homestake Pass); September 5, 1999)
Here is what's left of the passing track at the summit of Homestake Pass on the Northern Pacific's Butte Short Line. Ahead would be the spectacular de...
Northern Pacific (Montana (Homestake Pass); September 5, 1999)
Another look at the summit of Homestake pass and former host to the North Coast Limited,, this time looking east. Unlike most former Northern Pacific ...
Northern Pacific (Bearmouth, Montana; June 13, 2003)
One of the joys of riding the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited was watching for Milwaukee Road freights on the frequently parallel trackage. At ...
Northern Pacific (De Smet, Montana; September 6, 1999)
The original Northern Pacific main line west out of Missoula, Montana began the steep climb over Evaro Hill at a location called De Smet, which was al...
Northern Pacific (De Smet, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Another look at the junction at De Smet, Montana, this time looking back towards Missoula. Those signal bridges held semaphores at one time, and clear...
Northern Pacific (Dixon, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Once over Evaro Hill, the Northern Pacific's original main line descended into the valleys of the Jocko and Flathead Rivers, seen here west of Dixon, ...
Northern Pacific (Evaro, Montana (Marent Gulch Trestle); September 6, 1999)
About 10 miles northwest of Missoula, Montana, near Evaro, the Northern Pacific's Evaro Hill line crosses a deep gulch on a bridge over 180 feet high,...
Northern Pacific (Missoula, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Missoula was always an important halfway point for the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited; to the east was the climb from Livingston to the Bozema...
Northern Pacific (Missoula, Montana; September 6, 1999)
A momentary break in the clouds floods the former Northern Pacific Missoula depot in morning sunlight, lighting up the two preserved semaphores and si...
Northern Pacific (Missoula, Montana; September 6, 1999)
Although regularly scheduled passenger trains are long gone from the Northern Pacific main through Montana, special "land cruise" trains still continu...
Northern Pacific (Washington (Yakima River); June 14, 1972)
One of the peculiarities of Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha (the succesor to the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited) was that it combined the North ...
Northern Pacific (Benton City, Washington; September 8, 1999)
One of the many rewards of riding the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited was the long run alongside the Yakima River; this view is from U.S. Route...
Northern Pacific (Pasco, Washington; September 8, 1999)
In this view from the Ainsworth Street grade crossing in Pasco, Washington, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight is about to cross the Columbia Rive...
Northern Pacific (Pasco, Washington; September 8, 1999)
This BNSF freight on former Northern Pacific rails is heading south across the Columbia River, in this view from the Ainsworth Street grade crossing i...
Northern Pacific (Prosser, Washington; September 8, 1999)
Between Yakima and Pasco, Washington the former Northern Pacific passed through a number of small towns in this heavily agricultural part of Washingto...
Northern Pacific (Prosser, Washington; September 8, 1999)
Another view of the former Northern Pacific mainline at Prosser, Washington, this time looking southwest from the 6th Street grade crossing.
Northern Pacific (Toppenish, Washington; September 8, 1999)
Toppenish, Washington didn't rate a stop by the North Coast Limited (although it was served by the Mainstreeter) but it nonetheless boasted a magnific...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
The Northern Pacific's Naches branch ran from Yakima to Naches, Washington, northwest of Yakima, crossing the Yakima Valley Tranportation Company at g...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
The Northern Pacific's Yakima, Washington depot was a particularly attractive structure, and immediately recognizable as NP. This view is looking west...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
Another look at the Northern Pacific's classic Yakima, Washington station.
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
The Northern Pacific lost no opportunities to promote its service. This "Ship Travel Northern Pacific" sign on Yakima, Washington's West Yakima Avenue...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
What appears to be a portable watchman's tower was photographed opposite the Yakima, Washington Northern Pacific depot.
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
The Northern Pacific's Yakima, Washington turntable and roundhouse were very quiet this June afternoon. Burlington Northern's reluctance to route frei...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; June 14, 1972)
It may be Amtrak's combined North Coast Hiawatha/Empire Builder pulling into the Yakima, Washington station but it still looks enough like the North C...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; September 8, 1999)
Although the former Northern Pacific mainline is now down to one track at Yakima, Washington, the former station is still in excellent condition and a...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; September 8, 1999)
In this view looking south (railroad direction east) from the Northern Pacific's Yakima, Washington station we see the former freight station at left ...
Northern Pacific (Yakima, Washington; September 8, 1999)
This semaphore, on display opposite the former Northern Pacific depot in Yakima, Washington, may or may not be the one formerly east of the station se...
Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois; June 3, 1973)
South of the West 18th Street bridge the Union Station throat narrows to just two tracks before crossing the Chicago River (South Branch) lift bridge....
Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); July 28, 1971)
At the far south end of Chicago's Union Station trackage is this lift bridge over the Chicago River South Branch, followed by the complex trackwork of...
Pennsylvania (Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing); June 3, 1973)
A closer look at the massive Pennsylvania Railroad lift bridge over the Chicago River (South Branch). Except for Milwaukee Road trains using the north...
Pennsylvania (Dolton, Illinois (Dolton Crossing); June 6, 1973)
Dolton Crossing, located in the Chicago suburb of Dolton, Illinois, featured the crossing of lines of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Baltimore & Ohio...
Pennsylvania (Dunreith, Indiana; May 24, 1975)
At Dunreith, Indiana the Pennsylvania Railroad's Panhandle Line crossed a branch of the Nickel Plate Road (extending from Muncie to Rushville) at grad...
Pennsylvania (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); January 26, 1970)
It was for some reason a personal challenge for the photographer to try get a usable shot of the Pennsylvania's line to the New York Central west of B...
Pennsylvania (Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal); October 23, 1970)
The second attempt to capture the Pennsylvania's connection with the New York Central west of Buffalo Central Terminal met with slightly more success:...
Pennsylvania (Buffalo, New York (FW Tower); April 4, 1971)
Looking south from Buffalo's Seneca Street bridge, the Pennsylvania's modest yard is at right with the Buffalo Creek trackage through FW Tower (behind...
Pennsylvania (Elmira, New York; March 7, 1970)
The Pennsylvania maintained a modest yard in Elmira, New York to serve its Elmira branch from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Sodus Point, New York, on ...
Pennsylvania (Elmira, New York; March 7, 1970)
The Pennsylvania's Elmira yard engine facility included this turntable. A roundhouse is just visible at far right.
Pennsylvania (Elmira, New York (HO Tower); April 1, 1977)
Here just north of HO Tower, north of Elmira, New York, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Elmira branch has left the Erie on its way to Sodus Point on Lake ...
Pennsylvania (Horseheads, New York; March 7, 1970)
The Pennsylvania Railroad's Elmira Branch ran from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Sodus Point on Lake Ontario and was a heavy-duty coal-hauling line. T...
Pennsylvania (Mayville, New York; July 21, 1970)
Mayville, New York is an attractive little town on Chautauqua Lake in upstate New York, just north of Chautauqua itself, famous for concerts and cultu...
Pennsylvania (Mayville, New York; July 21, 1970)
This view of the Pennsylvania's Oil City, Pennsylvania to Brockton, New York Chautauqua Branch is from the New York Highway 394 bridge looking west at...
Pennsylvania (Mayville, New York; August 16, 1970)
It's apparent from the signals turned away from the tracks that the Pennsylvania's Chautauqua Branch from Oil City, Pennsylvania to Brockville, New Yo...
Pennsylvania (New York, New York (East River Tunnels); July 29, 1973)
The Pennsylvania's four single-track East River Tunnels were bored in 1904-1909 as part of the Pennsy's massive Pennsylvania Station project, connecti...
Pennsylvania (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
The Pennsylvania's line to Rochester, New York was mostly abandoned by 1971, including what must have been a highly scenic stretch through what today ...
Pennsylvania (West Rochester, New York; April 9, 1971)
A closer look at the tiltboard signal protecting the crossing of the Pennsylvania and the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh (Baltimore & Ohio) in West R...
Pennsylvania (Ashtabula, Ohio (NP Tower); July 10, 1974)
The Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula Branch ran from Detour (Niles), Ohio through Warren and then nearly due north to the ore docks i...
Pennsylvania (Ashtabula, Ohio (NP Tower); July 10, 1974)
Another look at the Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula branch and its crossing of the Nickel Plate Road's double-track mainline at NP T...
Pennsylvania (Cleveland, Ohio (Erie Crossing); March 27, 1970)
Erie Crossing was the location where the Erie and Pennsylvania mainlines into Cleveland crossed at grade. This slide was grabbed on the fly from the E...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; August 21, 1971)
This massive coal tipple marked the beginning of the Pennsylvania's complex Youngstown, Ohio network. Ahead are connections with the Lake Erie & Easte...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
Looking west from the Liberty Street Bridge at Girard, Ohio reveals a westbound Penn Central train of empty hoppers on the former Pennsylvania's Erie ...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
This time looking east from the Liberty Street Bridge in Girard, Ohio, we see the Erie's Cleveland & Mahoning main at the far left, and the Pennsylvan...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
Two Penn Central Geeps (nos. 7332 and 5793) on the former Pennsylvania's Erie & Ashtabula Branch are about to roll beneath the Liberty Street bridge i...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
An eastbound Penn Central train of scrap metal gons approaches Girard, Ohio's Liberty Street bridge; in a few moments it will be passing through the m...
Pennsylvania (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
It takes a close look to appreciate the complexity of the Pennsylvania Railroad's position light signals, with their mountings and supports. This one ...
Pennsylvania (Marion, Ohio; May 23, 1975)
When the Norfolk & Western absorbed the Nickel Plate Road and Wabash in 1964, it created a system with one major problem: nowhere did the former Norfo...
Pennsylvania (Marion, Ohio (AC Tower); May 23, 1975)
A southbound Norfolk & Western freight on trackage purchased from the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1964 crosses the Erie and Big Four mainlines at Marion,...
Pennsylvania (North Warren, Ohio; July 1969)
This view of the Pennsylvania's Erie & Ashtabula branch was probably taken from Griswold Street NE in North Warren, looking north. If so, the bridge i...
Pennsylvania (Ravenna, Ohio; March 28, 1971)
Ravenna, Ohio was served by three different mainlines: the Erie, the Pennsylvania (its Cleveland line) and the Baltimore & Ohio, but all three remaine...
Pennsylvania (Salem, Ohio; March 31, 1971)
Although the Pennsylvania Railroad was famous as the "Standard Railroad of the World," in reality it seemed as if everything the Pennsy did was unique...
Pennsylvania (Warren, Ohio; August 1981)
Just east of the Erie's Warren, Ohio freight station (later temporarily repurposed as a passenger station until the end of Cleveland commuter service)...
Pennsylvania (Warren, Ohio; August 1981)
Looking south from the former Erie overpass in Warren, Ohio at the Pennsylvania's formerly double-tracked Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula branch. F...
Pennsylvania (Wooster, Ohio; April 22, 1971)
It used to be that virtually every town in America had a place like this, down by the tracks, with an old wooden freight shed near a few brick industr...
Pennsylvania (Wooster, Ohio; April 22, 1971)
The creeping rot of deferred maintenance that was rapidly destroying Penn Central in the early seventies had clearly not yet reached the Fort Wayne li...
Pennsylvania (Wooster, Ohio; April 22, 1971)
A closer look at a Pennsylvania Railroad signal bridge in Wooster, Ohio. The Pennsy's distinctive position light signals came in a huge variety of con...
Pennsylvania (Wooster, Ohio; April 22, 1971)
Yet another look at one of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Wooster, Ohio signal bridges. The single light centered below the upper backplate indicated an ...
Pennsylvania (Wooster, Ohio; April 22, 1971)
A Penn Central freight on the former Pennsylvania Fort Wayne mainline "smokes it up" through Wooster, Ohio.
Pennsylvania (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Unlike the Baltimore & Ohio or the Erie, which took relatively direct routes through Youngstown, Ohio, the Pennsylvania's Erie & Ashtabula Branch thre...
Pennsylvania (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Just east of the Federal Street Bridge over the Mahoning River, the Erie's local freight line through Youngstown crossed the Pennsylvania's Erie & Ash...
Pennsylvania (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
East of the crossing of the Baltimore & Ohio's secondary freight line through Youngstown, the Pennsylvania's Erie & Ashtabula Branch had this modest y...
Pennsylvania (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Another view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Erie & Ashtabula Branch's small downtown yard seen from Youngstown's Wick Avenue bridge looking west, this t...
Pennsylvania (Brockway, Pennsylvania; 8/17/1970)
A Pennsylvania Railroad pedestal signal protects the crossing of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh's connection with the Pittsburg & Shawmut. The Pe...
Pennsylvania (Emporium, Pennsylvania; July 26, 1972)
Emporium, Pennsylvania was once an important junction for the Pennsy's northern Pennsylvania lines, as it was where lines from Erie and Buffalo joined...
Pennsylvania (Greenville, Pennsylvania; March 29, 1970)
Lost in the attention paid to the Bessemer & Lake Erie's strong presence in Greenville, Pennsylvania is the Pennsylvania's Erie & Pittsburgh branch, r...
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Zoo Interlocking); July 20, 1973)
Probably one of the busiest interlockings in the world, as well as one of the most famous, Zoo Interlocking is where electrified lines of the Pennsylv...
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Penn Station); July 20, 1973)
The Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania station was located at the junction of the Pennsy's Fort Wayne and Panhandle lines (to Chicago and Indiana...
Pennsylvania (Westport, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
Nothing special about the location here, which is near Westport, Pennsylvania (east of Driftwood) on the Pennsylvania's Buffalo line, but oh! those be...
Pittsburg & Shawmut (Brockway, Pennsylvania; July 26, 1972)
Just south of Brockway, Pennsylvania, the Pittsburg & Shawmut crosses over US Highway 219 and the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh's main (here hidden ...
Pittsburg & Shawmut (Brockway, Pennsylvania; July 26, 1972)
West of Brockway, Pennsylvania is evidence that the Pittsburg & Shawmut was definitely a coal road and doing well at it, based on the excellent track ...
Pittsburgh & West Virginia (Banning, Pennsylvania; July 2, 1972)
The Pittsburgh & West Virginia was to be the final link completing George Gould's (son of Jay Gould) transcontinental system that included the Western...
Republic Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Most steel mills are secretive places, inaccessible to photographers and rarely hospitable to visitors of any kind (for safety reasons more than anyth...
Republic Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
A Republic Steel switcher moves a string of hot metal "bottle cars," seen from the north side of the Clark Avenue bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. In the ba...
Republic Steel (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The planner of industrial trackage has just one imperative, to fit trackage which will accomplilsh the needed tasks into the space available. The resu...
Republic Steel (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Youngstown, Ohio also had its vantage points for observing the inner workings of the steel industry. Here, from the Packard Street bridge we see a cen...
River Terminal (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The River Terminal Railroad was another Cleveland-area switching road, originally incorporated as a subsidiary of the Corrigan-McKinney Steel Company,...
River Terminal (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
Seen from the Clark Avenue bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, River Terminal switcher no. 96 works alongside the Cuyahoga River.
River Terminal (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
River Terminal switcher no. 96 on River Terminal trackage crosses the RT's interchange line to the Baltimore & Ohio across the Cuyahoga River.
River Terminal (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The River Terminal's bridge across the Cuyahoga River has been lowered, presumably for a transfer run. Seen from the north side of the Clark Avenue br...
River Terminal (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
A River Terminal transfer run heads south to the interchange yard with the Newburgh & South Shore. Overhead is the Wheeling & Lake Erie's viaduct lead...
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Charlotte, New York; September 7, 1975)
The New York Central's former Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg line along Lake Ontario and down to Rochester, New York, also known as the "Hojack Line," g...
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Rochester, New York; April 21, 1976)
One of the obstacles faced by the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg was that by running along Lake Ontario it encountered almost no towns (i.e. revenue sou...
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Rochester, New York; April 21, 1976)
Here, seen from Browns Race, is the west end of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg's trestle across the Genesee River gorge looking east. Today the brid...
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Rochester, New York; April 21, 1976)
A better look at the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg's bridge over the Genesee River gorge, looking east.
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Rochester, New York; April 21, 1976)
A brief downpour forced the photographer to take shelter in the short tunnel at the west end of the bridge, passing beneath several residential street...
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg (New York Central) (Rochester, New York; April 21, 1976)
Once across the Genesee River Gorge, the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg's Rochester branch ("Hojack Line") headed north, paralleling the river through a...
Rutland (Burlington, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
An eyeless semaphore distant signal still guards the junction of the abandoned north end of the Rutland with the Central Vermont connector, visible on...
Rutland (Montpelier Junction, Vermont; June 4, 1976)
A beautifully maintained wooden Rutland caboose was unexpectedly found at Montpelier Junction, Vermont, far from any Rutland trackage
Salt Lake, Garfield & Western (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
Although best known for running excursion trains between downtown Salt Lake City and its resort at Saltair on the Great Salt Lake, the Salt Lake, Garf...
Salt Lake, Garfield & Western (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
The eastern end of the Salt Lake, Garfield & Western, looking east from the grade crossing at 1000 W Street towards the Union Pacific Depot and downto...
Soo Line (Chicago, Illinois; July 27, 1971)
Although everyone's heard of the Soo Line, how many know that the complete name was the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie? Sault in this contex...
Soo Line (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
There's no mistaking who this locomotive belongs to, as Soo Line SD no. 749 heads north through Chicago's Ash Crossing. This transfer run is probably ...
Soo Line (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Although at this time it was more common to see Soo Line transfer runs on the Chicago River & Indiana at Ash Crossing (the tracks just to the right of...
Soo Line (Chicago, Illinois (Ash Crossing); July 27, 1971)
Transfer cabooses are a common sight in the Chicago area, and can be anything from a flat car with a small "doghouse" added to a full-scale caboose, u...
Soo Line (Chicago, Illinois (Canal Street); July 28, 1971)
The Soo Line maintained this magnificent freight station on Canal Street in downtown Chicago. Note the older "$oo Line" logo proudly displayed overhea...
Soo Line (Minot, North Dakota; June 15, 1972)
Sometimes it's just all about luck. The photographer was riding Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder from Washington state, and during the Minot, North D...
Soo Line (Minot, North Dakota; June 15, 1972)
The adjacent westbound Soo Line freight led by nos. 741, 733 and 721 is about to make the right turn to cross the Great Northern main in Minot, North ...
Southern Pacific (California (San Timoteo Canyon); 1988)
The Southern Pacific mainline east out of Colton, California passes through San Timoteo Canyon on its way to Beaumont Hill and Yuma. Here an SP freigh...
Southern Pacific (California (San Timoteo Canyon); 1988)
Southern Pacific may not have been in great financial shape by 1988, but it certainly still knew how to do heavy-duty railroading, as witness this fre...
Southern Pacific (California (San Timoteo Canyon); 1988)
Another freight approaches the east end of San Timoteo Canyon as it works its way uphill to Beamont Hill.
Southern Pacific (Anaheim, California; June 3, 1970)
The Southern Pacific's yard at Anaheim was a busy place in the 1970s, with added responsibility for switching many of the former Pacific Electric line...
Southern Pacific (Anaheim, California; June 3, 1970)
Another shot in the busy Southern Pacific yard, this time with switcher no. 1124 showing its nose among two SP cabeese and another unidentified switch...
Southern Pacific (Anaheim, California; June 3, 1970)
Switcher no. 2506 at the Southern Pacific refueling stand.
Southern Pacific (Colton, California; 1988)
A look east down the Southern Pacific's main to Arizona and onwards. San Timoteo Canyon and Beaumont Hill lie ahead; Colton Crossing (with the Santa F...
Southern Pacific (Colton, California (Colton Crossing); 1988)
It may not look like much, just two tracks crossing two other tracks at grade, but Colton Crossing is one of the busiest crossings in the country. The...
Southern Pacific (Fremont, California (Niles Canyon); July 15, 1983)
The Southern Pacific's line through Niles Canyon, just east of Fremont, California, was at one time an important through route for SP between Stockton...
Southern Pacific (Fremont, California (Niles Canyon); July 15, 1983)
A short Southern Pacific caboose hop led by #2674 heads east through Niles Canyon.
Southern Pacific (Fremont, California (Niles Canyon); July 15, 1983)
Another look at the Southern Pacific's now-abandoned line through Niles Canyon, with a bridge over Alameda Creek in the distance. Here the ballast loo...
Southern Pacific (Fremont, California (Niles Canyon); July 15, 1983)
The Southern Pacific's Niles Canyon line was obviously not a high speed line, perhaps part of the reason it was eventually abandoned. In the foregroun...
Southern Pacific (Fremont, California (Niles Canyon); July 15, 1983)
A better look at the Southern Pacific's Niles Canyon line, now abandoned, and the bridge over Alameda Creek. And yes, this is one of those Pictures-Yo...
Southern Pacific (Lone Pine, California; September 24, 1978)
Located in some of the most desolate scenery in the country, Lone Pine, California sits in the Owens Valley between the Inyo Mountains and the John Mu...
Southern Pacific (Lone Pine, California; September 24, 1978)
A closer look at the tracks at Lone Pine reveals relatively new ballast and shiny rails, so the line is still getting some use.
Southern Pacific (Lone Pine, California; September 24, 1978)
You take water very seriously in the desert, especially when building across what appears to be a dry wash. What's dry today can be a roaring flash fl...
Southern Pacific (Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1983)
Three Southern Pacific units work along the Los Angeles River in this shot from an unidentified Amtrak train approaching Los Angeles Union Station.
Southern Pacific (Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1983)
At Glendale Junction, just north of downtown Los Angles, an Amtrak train has just left Los Angeles Union Station, running alongside the Los Angeles Ri...
Southern Pacific (San Jose, California; July 1982)
One of Amtrak's southbound Coast Line trains departs San Jose in late afternoon for Los Angeles, as seen from the West San Carlos Street Bridge lookin...
Southern Pacific (San Jose, California (SP Station); July 1982)
A view of the San Jose, California south station throat from the San Carlos Street bridge looking north. The tracks at right are the Southern Pacific'...
Southern Pacific (San Jose, California (SP Station); July 1982)
Southern Pacific ran a commuter service along the peninsula from San Jose to the 4th & Townsend station in downtown San Francisco. One of the hallmark...
Southern Pacific (San Jose, California (SP Station); July 1982)
A northbound commuter train of Southern Pacific gallery cars heads out of the San Jose station for downtown San Francisco.
Southern Pacific (Visalia, California; June 18, 1982)
Visalia, California is an agricultural city in California's San Joaquin Valley, and was served by both Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa F...
Southern Pacific (Visalia, California; June 18, 1982)
Southern Pacific Geep no. 3744 on former Visalia Electric trackage is about to cross the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's branch running down the length ...
Southern Pacific (Visalia, California; June 18, 1982)
In this view looking east from the North Santa Fe Street grade crossing (and in-street diamond crossing of the Santa Fe's Visalia branch) at Visalia, ...
Southern Pacific (Battle Mountain, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Battle Mountain is a small town in north central Nevada, located on the Southern Pacific main line across the state. It was also the jumping off point...
Southern Pacific (Battle Mountain, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Looking east into the late morning sun at Battle Mountain, Nevada, the Cortez Mountains loom ominously in the distance, but the rails will pass them w...
Southern Pacific (Battle Mountain, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Here is a closer look at Southern Pacific's station at Battle Mountain, Nevada. Although a flag stop for Southern Pacific passenger trains, it must ha...
Southern Pacific (Carlin, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
In this view looking west from Nevada State Route 278, at a location just west of Carlin, Nevada we see the parallel mainlines of the Western Pacific ...
Southern Pacific (Carlin, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Here from the same location (from Nevada State Route 278 a bit west of Carlin), this time looking east, we see a westbound freight on the Southern Pac...
Southern Pacific (Carlin, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Another look at that westbound freight as it heads towards Palisade Canyon on former Southern Pacific rails.
Southern Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Just west of Carlin is Palisade Canyon, another pinch point for the parallel Southern Pacific and Western Pacific mainlines. This is the Southern Paci...
Southern Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
This view of the Southern Pacific mainline is just north of Palisade, Nevada, looking west (track direction) towards the first of the two Humboldt Riv...
Southern Pacific (Cottage Grove, Oregon; September 13, 1999)
Lower-quadrant semaphores could still be found as late as 1999 on Southern Pacific's Shasta line, here seen from Oregon Highway 99 near Cottage Grove,...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 1, 1996)
Sights like this used to be common in American small towns, but with consolidations, abandonments and grade separation projects the sight of a simple ...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 1, 1996)
The Southern Pacific mainline at Ogden's 17th Street grade crossing again, this time looking northwest towards the Lucin Cutoff's causeway across the ...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 2, 1996)
This view of the Southern Pacfic's Lucin Cutoff mainline, taken somewhere in the vicinity of 4200 Street east of Ogden, Utah, looks west towards the G...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 2, 1996)
Another view of the Southern Pacific's Lucin Cutoff mainline west of Ogden, Utah, this time from 2800 Street looking east. The Wahsatch Range is in th...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Cecil Junction); September 1, 1996)
Seen from 17th Street in the northwest part of Ogden, Utah is the Southern Pacific mainline to California, here looking southeast back towards Ogden w...
Southern Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Cecil Junction); September 1, 1996)
A concatenation of railroads here at Cecil Junction, seen looking north from the 20th Street bridge in northwest Ogden, Utah. Here the Southern Pacifi...
Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Marshall, Washington; September 7, 1999)
Rarely does one find such a treasure as the highway bridge at Marshall, Washington. Beneath passes most of the traffic headed from the west to Spokane...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Vermont; June 3, 1976)
The St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County had an involved history, starting as a division of the Portland & Ogdensburg, part of that being sold to the Bosto...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Vermont; June 3, 1976)
Another view of the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County, somewhere between St. Johnsbury and Danville, Vermont. At its height the SJ&LC ran from a Maine C...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Danville, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
The St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County followed a tortuous path from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, Vermont, for reasons evident in this rock cut near Danvill...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (West Danville, Vermont; June 3, 1976)
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County caboose no. SJL 5 has evidently met with an unfortunate mishap, as is apparent in this slide taken in West Danville, V...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Wolcott, Vermont (Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge); June 3, 1976)
Although located in Wolcott, Vermont, this magnificent bridge on the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County is officially known as the Fisher Covered Railroa...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Wolcott, Vermont (Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge); June 3, 1976)
Seen from ground level the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County's covered bridge at Wolcott, Vermont is quite an imposing structure. It was built in 1908 a...
St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County (Wolcott, Vermont (Fisher Covered Railroad Bridge); June 3, 1976)
It takes a broadside view of the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County's Wolcott, Vermont covered bridge to appreciate the actual size of the structure. The...
St. Louis-San Francisco (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
A day's visit to Kansas City produced this and the following two shots of St. Louis-San Francisco no. 919 and friends along Southwest Blvd. The "Frisc...
St. Louis-San Francisco (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
Frisco no. 919 followed by no. 901 prepare to leave yard limits at Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City.
St. Louis-San Francisco (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
Frisco no. 919 and no. 901 pull on to the St. Louis-San Francisco main at Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City.
St. Louis-San Francisco (Kansas City, Missouri; May 31, 1975)
There's nothing like a good overhead bridge to put things into perspective. Here we see (left to right) the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the shared...
Toronto Transit Commission (Toronto, Ontario; June 9, 1972)
When most U.S. cities were discarding their streetcar systems, many of the PCC (Presidents' Conference Committee) streetcars found homes outside the c...
Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (Hamilton, Ontario; April 30, 1973)
The Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo provided a connecting link between Buffalo, New York and Hamilton, Ontario as well as between American passenger railr...
Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend (Ajo, Arizona; May 29, 1978)
Ajo, Arizona marked the south end of passenger service on the Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend; the station can be seen in the distance past the yard trac...
Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend (Ajo, Arizona; May 29, 1978)
This ornate station at Ajo marked the southern end of the Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend's passenger service and presumably also served as the railroad'...
Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend (Gibson, Arizona; May 29, 1978)
Originally begun in 1915 as the Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad and opened a year later, this railroad had one prime purpose: to haul copper ore from ...
Union Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas; May 30, 1975)
Looking east from James Street towards Kansas City, Kansas, the Union Pacific's bridge over the Kansas River is at left and the Missouri Pacific's at ...
Union Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas; May 30, 1975)
The Union Pacific served a considerable amount of heavy industry in Kansas City, Kansas. This yard, seen from the Quindaro Boulevard grade crossing lo...
Union Pacific (Kansas City, Kansas (Kaw River Junction); May 30, 1975)
Kaw River Junction is located amid a jungle of highway overpasses; this shot was apparently taken from the approach to the Minnesota Avenue bridge, lo...
Union Pacific (Kansas City, Missouri; May 30, 1975)
In this view from James Street, on the western edge of Kansas City, Missouri, the photographer is basically standing on the border between Missouri an...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); April 1978)
Ominous clouds are gathering in this view of the Union Pacific mainline just below the south end of Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash. This view looks south...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); April 1978)
A southbound Union Pacific freight is just emerging from the south end of Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash. The weather looks just right for triggering one...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); April 1978)
The engineer of this southbound freight is probably glad to be leaving the wash, notorious for flash floods, before the storm hits.
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); April 1978)
A pair of green-over-red searchlight signals beckons on this southbound Union Pacific freight as it heads for fairer weather; the Meadow Valley Wash h...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); April 1978)
A Union Pacific business car has been tacked on behind the caboose on this southbound freight just south of the Meadow Valley Wash. The next community...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
Here, just north of Etna, Nevada, a southbound Union Pacific freight exits the northernmost tunnel in Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash. This location is ea...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash may be remote, but it's busy. The signals here are red-over-green, indicating that this southbound freight will be taking ...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
This southbound Union Pacific freight has almost cleared the main for a meet with a northbound.
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
The northbound Union Pacific freight has made its appearance as the southbound waits in this siding near the north end of Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash,...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
The northbound Union Pacific freight passes the north end of the siding. Soon the southbound will continue on its way through Nevada's Meadow Valley W...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
This northbound Union Pacific freight north of Etna, Nevada will soon be exiting the Meadow Valley Wash. Ahead is Caliente and yet another stretch of ...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
There are plenty more tunnels in Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash. Here, a little ways north of Stine, a southbound freight exits one tunnel only to dive i...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
Yet another southbound Union Pacific freight exits yet another tunnel in Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash, this time south of Etna…
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
…only to dive into yet another tunnel.
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
In spite of this solid consist of Denver & Rio Grande Western SD's, this is still the Union Pacific in Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash. Presumably a tempo...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
These Denver & Rio Grande Western units should be quite used to a bit of tunnel running, even if it is on Union Pacific rails. This train is southboun...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); May 1, 1982)
Union Pacific signaling practice on the Salt Lake to Los Angeles line normally used color light signals like these for block signals, with a pair of w...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
Further south along Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash Rainbow Canyon becomes much narrower; eventually the highway (Nevada Highway 317) becomes a dirt track...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
This location just north of Boyd, Nevada was a favorite for photography as the hillside is easily scaled and provides a fine view in both directions. ...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
A short time later a southbound enters the wide spot north of Boyd, working its way along the walls of Rainbow Canyon to stay out of flash flood dange...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
The southbound passes the camera, framed by some carefully selected rocks.
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
The southbound approaches the bridge over the wash and Nevada Highway 317 and prepares to thread its way through some of the narrowest parts of Rainbo...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); February 17, 1985)
Another view of the southbound freight as it passes Boyd, Nevada in the Meadow Valley Wash.
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); October 16, 1996)
Without a (very good) off-road vehicle the southern part of the Meadow Valley Wash is pretty much inaccesible to all but ranchers and the Union Pacifi...
Union Pacific (Nevada (Meadow Valley Wash); October 16, 1996)
The signals for the siding recede into the distance as Amtrak's Desert Wind traverses the southern end of Nevada's Meadow Valley Wash and continues on...
Union Pacific (Apex, Nevada; December 22, 1985)
The Union Pacific had a tough climb in either direction out of the Las Vegas Valley. Here, a few miles west of Apex, Nevada (site of a large industria...
Union Pacific (Apex, Nevada; December 22, 1985)
A westbound Union Pacific freight snakes downgrade around the reverse curves a few miles west of Apex, Nevada. It's hard to believe that downtown Las ...
Union Pacific (Caliente, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
Caliente is Spanish for "hot," and here in the Nevada desert that's no joke. Caliente was an important water and crew change stop on the Union Pacific...
Union Pacific (Caliente, Nevada; March 27, 1978)
Looking north along the Union Pacific at Caliente, Nevada, we see the entrance to the Clover Creek Wash, a somewhat less forbidding version of the Mea...
Union Pacific (Garnet, Nevada; September 2, 1996)
North of Las Vegas, Nevada, at a location known as Garnet, a southbound American Orient Express emerges through a rock cut. The AOE used Amtrak employ...
Union Pacific (Garnet, Nevada; September 2, 1996)
A closer look at the motive power for the American Orient Express is seen here on the Union Pacific at Garnet, Nevada. Connoisseurs of cab ride videos...
Union Pacific (Garnet, Nevada; September 2, 1996)
Early in its history Amtrak created quite a stir (let's face it, a stink) when it promulgated a rule that all cars carried in Amtrak consists had to b...
Union Pacific (Garnet, Nevada; September 2, 1996)
Having threaded its way through the tight curves at Garnet, Nevada, the American Orient Express prepares for some fast running over Union Pacific as i...
Union Pacific (Las Vegas, Nevada; February 1978)
By 1970 most of the Union Pacific's grade crossings in Las Vegas, Nevada had been closed or converted to over/underpasses (the Charleston Boulevard un...
Union Pacific (Panaca, Nevada; December 6, 1978)
Not all of Union Pacific was heavy duty double and triple track mainlines. The UP's Pioche Branch, which took off from UP's Los Angeles & Salt Lake li...
Union Pacific (Utah (Castle Rock); August 31, 1996)
An eastbound freight is climbing through Echo Canyon, here below the formation that gives the location its name: Castle Rock. This freight will shortl...
Union Pacific (Utah (Castle Rock); August 17, 1998)
Castle Rock is located about halfway up Utah's Echo Canyon, where the tracks veer out of sight of Interstate 80 (and become inaccessible to anything l...
Union Pacific (Utah (Castle Rock); August 17, 1998)
This westbound freight is descending Echo Canyon at Castle Rock, Utah. The eastbound track is visible above the train and will shortly disappear into ...
Union Pacific (Utah (Devil's Gate); August 31, 1996)
One of the major obstacles encountered in building the Union Pacific west to Ogden, Utah was Devil's Gate in Weber Canyon. Here a major bridge was req...
Union Pacific (Utah (Devil's Gate); September 1, 1996)
It's no secret here that Union Pacific had swallowed up the Chicago & North Western the previous year, with C&NW widecab no. 8717 leading this consist...
Union Pacific (Utah (Devil's Gate); September 1, 1996)
Ogden is just a few miles away as this westbound freight crosses Weber Canyoyn's Devil's Gate bridge in late afternoon.
Union Pacific (Utah (Devil's Slide); September 1, 1996)
Devil's Slide, not to be confused with Devil's Gate, lies a few miles east of Taggarts on the Union Pacific's Weber Canyon line. Described by Wikipedi...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); August 31, 1996)
This eastbound freight is ascending Echo Canyon and will soon pass Castle Rock and Wahsatch before reaching Evanston, Wyoming at the top of the grade....
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); August 31, 1996)
On the north side of the Echo Canyon Road bridge the Union Pacific's double track main up Echo Canyon, Utah splits into eastbound (left) and westbound...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); September 1, 1996)
North of Echo, Utah, the Union Pacific's double track main is paralleled by Echo Canyon Road, which provides a number of highly photogenic locations. ...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); September 1, 1996)
It would be an interesting project to research just how many rock formations across the country have acquired the nickname "headache rock." This one, ...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); September 1, 1996)
Another view looking southwest down the Union Pacific mainline in Echo Canyon, Utah. Note that left-hand running is the rule here as the right hand tr...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); September 1, 1996)
This eastbound freight is working upgrade in Echo Canyon towards the summit, as seen from the northeast side of Echo Canyon Road. The left-handed runn...
Union Pacific (Utah (Echo Canyon); September 1, 1996)
Another pair of freights passes beneath the Echo Canyon Road bridge, with the eastbound on the left being passed by a westbound on the right. Intersta...
Union Pacific (Utah (Zion National Park); June 9, 1970)
The railroads' role in building up and promoting the nation's national parks is almost forgotten today. E.H. Harriman's son Averell, who went on to a ...
Union Pacific (Echo, Utah; September 1, 1996)
Not all of Weber Canyon consists of narrow canyon walls. Much of it is fertile farming country, as in this view of the Union Pacific mainline west of ...
Union Pacific (Echo, Utah; September 1, 1996)
At the little town of Echo, Utah, the Union Pacific mainline makes a sharp right-angle turn (actually closer to 80°) as it leaves Weber Canyon and...
Union Pacific (Echo, Utah; August 17, 1998)
Just east of Echo, Utah, Interstate 80 features a convenient rest area with an elevated pavilion, providing a spectacular view of the Union Pacific's ...
Union Pacific (Echo, Utah; August 17, 1998)
Another view from the Interstate 80 rest area east of Echo, Utah, this time looking upgrade up Echo Canyon. A westbound freight has just rounded the b...
Union Pacific (Lake Point, Utah; August 20, 1998)
Lake Point, Utah is where the Union Pacific's Los Angeles & Salt Lake line to Salt Lake City emerges from the Sevier Desert to encounter the Great Sal...
Union Pacific (Lake Point, Utah; August 20, 1998)
Another look at Lake Point, Utah, where the Union Pacific's Los Angeles & Salt Lake line to Salt Lake City encounters the Great Salt Lake before turni...
Union Pacific (Lund, Utah; July 9, 1994)
Lund, Utah today is just a wye in the middle of Utah's Escalante Desert, but in the earlier part of the twentieth century it played a major part in th...
Union Pacific (Lund, Utah; July 9, 1994)
Another view of the wye at Lund, Utah, where the Cedar City Branch once took vacationers to Cedar City and the southern Utah national parks. This view...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 1, 1996)
Here on the west side of Ogden, Utah the Union Pacific's lines south to southern California and east through Weber Canyon diverge via a wye. Once Sout...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 1, 1996)
A Union Pacific container train is navigating the wye connecting the UP's Weber Canyon line east with the Los Angeles & Salt Lake line south in Ogden,...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah; September 1, 1996)
Just north of Cecil Junction in northwest Ogden, Utah on the Union Pacific's Oregon Short Line is this junction with the branch to the Defense Depot O...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Union Station); August 30, 1996)
The Utah State Railroad Museum maintains an attractive collection at Ogden's Union Station. Some of the treasures found therein include EMD's monster ...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Union Station); August 30, 1996)
Also found in the Utah State Railroad Museum's collection at Ogden, Utah's Union Station is Union Pacific gas turbine-electric (GTEL) no. X-26, one of...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Union Station); September 1, 1996)
The Utah State Route 53 (also known as 24th Street) bridge in Ogden, Utah provided an ideal vantage point for viewing both Union Station and the heavy...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Union Station); September 1, 1996)
Another view from Ogden's Utah State Route 53 bridge, this time looking southeast for a better view of Union Station and its now almost unused platfor...
Union Pacific (Ogden, Utah (Union Station); September 1, 1996)
Again looking south from the Utah State Route 53 (24th Street) bridge in Ogden, Utah, with one of the two through tracks directly below. This entire a...
Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; June 6, 1970)
The Union Pacific has two lines into Salt Lake City from the south. One, the Los Angeles & Salt Lake, approaches via the Sevier Desert and runs along ...
Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; June 6, 1970)
One of the Union Pacific's last surviving passenger trains, the Butte Special from Salt Lake City to Butte, Montana, departs the Salt Lake City UP dep...
Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
A Union Pacific northbound transfer run approaches the camera traveling down the middle of Salt Lake City's Third West Street on the Union Pacific's P...
Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
This Salt Lake City junction at S. Temple & 600 W is just west of the Union Pacific depot, and is where incoming lines from the south merge and split ...
Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
A look at the Salt Lake City junction at South Temple & 600 W, this time looking east. The line barely visible at the far left was at one time the for...
Union Pacific (Sherman, Wyoming (Ames Monument); September 29, 1997)
In 1875 the management of the Union Pacific Railroad decided to honor Oakes Ames, one of the founders of the road (and unfairly tarnished by the Cr&ea...
Union Pacific (Sherman, Wyoming (Ames Monument); September 29, 1997)
A closer look at the monument to Oakes Ames, one of the original founders of the Union Pacific. Fortunately being well off the beaten path, the monume...
Union Pacific (Sherman, Wyoming (Ames Monument); September 29, 1997)
One more look at the Ames Monument at Sherman, Wyoming. A careful look at the background will reveal the original grade of the Union Pacific's line ov...
Union Station (Chicago, Illinois (Union Station); July 28, 1971)
Ownership of Chicago Union Station was originally shared by the Pennsylvania, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Michigan Central (which dropped out of the...
United States Government (Nevada (Lake Mead); March 1979)
An industrial project as immense as the construction of Boulder (later Hoover) Dam involves the transportation of huge amounts of materials, both raw ...
United States Government (Nevada (Lake Mead); March 1979)
One of the many tunnels along the U.S. Government line from Boulder City to the floor of Boulder Canyon. This line was not built for the ages and neit...
United States Government (Nevada (Lake Mead); March 1979)
A closer look at one of the tunnels on the U.S. Government Railways line to the Boulder Dam construction site. Another tunnel is visible in the distan...
United States Government (Nevada (Lake Mead); March 1979)
In a scene eerily reminiscent of the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Moffat Tunnel line up the Front Range of the Rockies (but minus vegetation other th...
Utah (Helper, Utah (Castle Rock); September 4, 1995)
One of the more unusual railroad operations in the United States was that of the Utah Railway. Operating a number of mines around the Helper, Utah are...
Utah (Helper, Utah (Castle Rock); May 20, 2001)
A southbound Utah Railway train on Denver & Rio Grande Western rails approaches Castle Rock north of Helper, Utah.
Utah (Helper, Utah (Castle Rock); May 20, 2001)
Although the Utah Railway was famous for many years for its fleet of white Alco road switchers, in 2001 it relied upon a fleet of former CSX SD40's pa...
Utah (Helper, Utah (Utah Junction); September 3, 1995)
Here looking south towards Helper, Utah at Utah Junction. Utah Railway trains diverged to the right to enter the Utah's mine trackage and D&RGW trains...
Utah (Helper, Utah (Utah Junction); September 3, 1995)
Another look at Utah Junction, just north of Helper, Utah, where trains of the Utah Railway (tracks in foreground) enetered the Denver & Rio Grande We...
Utah (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
Here at Springville, Utah, looking south from the Utah Highway 77 bridge, we see where the individually owned tracks of the Utah Railway and the Denve...
Utah (Springville, Utah; September 3, 1995)
Another look (south from the Utah Highway 77 bridge) at the shared double track line through Spanish Fork Canyon; on the left are the Denver & Rio Gra...
Wabash (Buffalo, Illinois; May 24, 1975)
That the Wabash was a well-maintained, heavy-duty railroad is apparent from this view of the mainline between Buffalo and Dawson, Illinois looking eas...
Wabash (Springfield, Illinois; May 24, 1975)
In 1964 the Wabash was absorbed into the Norfolk & Western, giving that carrier a highly profitable route from Detroit to the Midwest. Here an N&W fre...
Wabash (Hannibal, Missouri; May 25, 1975)
This imposing bridge over the Mississippi River at one time marked the easternmost end of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad via ownership of the Hann...
Wabash (Hannibal, Missouri; May 25, 1975)
Upon crossing the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri the Wabash immediately crossed the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's line along the west bank o...
Wabash (Hannibal, Missouri; May 25, 1975)
There frequently isn't a lot of room along the base of the Mississippi River bluffs, and on more than one occasion a bridge across the river has had t...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Ansonia, Pennsylvania; August 17, 1970)
The Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad was a surviving fragment of the long-defunct Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway. Originally begun as a collectio...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Elkland, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Elkland, Pennsylvania was the easternmost point on the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton; a continuation to Addison, New York was abandoned in 1960 due to...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Galeton, Pennsylvania is the southernmost point on the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton, and the location of this impressive bridge over Pine Creek.
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Another look at the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's bridge over Pine Creek at Galeton, Pennsylvania. Ahead (looking west) is the WA&G's main yard and ...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Parked at the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's main yard in Galeton, Pennsylvania is this well-maintained wooden caboose. Also visible are several of t...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Another unexpected find in the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's Galeton, Pennsylvania main yard was this 4-wheel wooden caboose, bereft of paint but ot...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; November 28, 1976)
This Wellsville, Addison & Galeton depot and headquarters building in Galeton, Pennsylvania was built by predecessor Buffalo & Susquehanna in 1898. An...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; November 28, 1976)
This view of the Galeton, Pennsylvania Wellsville, Addison & Galeton depot and headquarters building looks east, with the line to Elkland leading away...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Galeton, Pennsylvania; November 28, 1976)
Snow in northwestern Pennsylvania was always a serious matter, whether for the Buffalo & Susquehanna, the Baltimore & Ohio, or the Wellsville, Addison...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Genesee, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
The Buffalo & Susquehanna's line from Galeton to Genesee, Pennsylvania was built in 1895, providing a connection to Wellsville, New York via the exist...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Genesee, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
A closer look at the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's Genesee, Pennsylvania station. Clearly maintenance has been lacking for some time; witness the co...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Genesee, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
Looking south along the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton at Genesee, Pennsylvania. The Genesee River is just behind the row of trees directly in front of...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Genesee, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
One of the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's wood-sided boxcars, here painted in Salzberg orange and cream as seen at Genesee, Pennsylvania.
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Genesee, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1971)
A closer look at one of the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's wood-sided boxcars at Genesee, Pennsylvania.
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Newfield Junction, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Newfield Junction was located at the summit of the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's steepest grade: the 2.85% climb to Cutler Summit. Here at Newfield ...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Osceola, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
"West of Elkland" is all that's written on this 1972 slide; without a station name on the building I'd guess that this is Osceola, Pennsylvania. If so...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Westfield, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
At Westfield, Pennsylvania, the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton line west from Elkland, which up to now has been running along the Cowanesque River, mak...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Westfield, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
South of Westfield, Pennsylvania, the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton follows Mill Creek. Here we see two of the three F7A's purchased in 1968 from Sout...
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Westfield, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
Two of the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's glamorous ex-Southern Pacific F7A's are caught south of Westfield, Pennsylvania.
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Westfield, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
The F7A's cross Mill Creek south of Westfield, Pennsylvania.
Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (Westfield, Pennsylvania; January 31, 1972)
When the newly acquired F7A's were repainted, Wellsville, Addison & Galeton caboose no. C103 was also given the treatment, with spectacular results. O...
Western Maryland (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 2, 1971)
The Western Maryland maintained this trim station at Ohiopyle (spelled as two words by the WM) along the Youghiogheny River. Allthough controlled by t...
Western Maryland (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 2, 1971)
Looking east from the Western Maryland's "Ohio Pyle" station we see the bridge over the Youghiogheny River with the Mill Run Road (Pennsylvania Route ...
Western Maryland (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 2, 1971)
At Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, the Western Maryland crosses the Youghiogheny River on a long deck girder bridge. Although by this time the WM was pretty m...
Western Maryland (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 3, 1971)
The following day the photographer caught another eastbound crossing the Youghiogheny River, this time with an all Western Maryland consist.
Western Maryland (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania; July 3, 1971)
Two units lead an eastbound Western Maryland freight across the girder bridge over the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. One wonders if th...
Western Maryland (Elkins, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Elkins, West Virginia was a favorite hot spot for Western Maryland enthusiasts. At one time a network of coal mining branches radiated out from here, ...
Western Maryland (Elkins, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Several F-units and a caboose have received the newer (1969) Western Maryland "circus" colors, as seen here in the Elkins, West Virginia yards.
Western Maryland (Elkins, West Virginia; August 21, 1972)
Three F-units, including no. 51, await their next assignment at Elkins, West Virginia. It's a pretty safe bet that it involves coal.
Western Pacific (Fremont, California; July 15, 1983)
At Fremont, California both the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific lines emerged from Niles Canyon and crossed at the tower on the left. The line ac...
Western Pacific (Carlin, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Looking east from Nevada State Route 278, at a location just west of Carlin, Nevada. Parallel mainlines of the Western Pacific (right) and Southern Pa...
Western Pacific (Carlin, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Here, a few miles west of Carlin, Nevada the parallel mainlines of the Western Pacific (left) and the Southern Pacific (right) enter Palisade Canyon. ...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
A westbound Western Pacific freight on Southern Pacific rails passes the Southern Pacific's freight station at left on its way out of Elko, Nevada. Du...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
Western Pacific caboose no. 480 brings up the rear of a westbound freight on Southern Pacific rails through Elko, Nevada.
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
Like most Western Pacific properties at the time, this WP freight station at Third and Commercial Streets in Elko, Nevada was painted a light blue-gre...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
Unlike the Western Pacific's freight station, the WP's Elko, Nevada passenger station at Third and Commercial Streets was not painted blue-green; perh...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
Elko, Nevada is much different today than in 1978. In this view of the Western Pacific mainline looking northeast, the gravel road on the right bears ...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; March 28, 1978)
This Western Pacific unit seen at Elko, Nevada, is actually dark green and orange. Judging from the smoke above the stack, Geep no. 2001 is in active ...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
Unlike the previous slide, this Western Pacific Geep (no. 727) is clearly stuffed and mounted. Located on the former right of way of the Southern Paci...
Western Pacific (Elko, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
A closer look at Western Pacific no. 727, on display in a small park in Elko, Nevada.
Western Pacific (Golconda, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
There are several "pinch points" where the parallel Southern Pacific and Western Pacific mainlines across northern Nevada are forced into close proxim...
Western Pacific (Golconda, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Our approaching eastbound on Western Pacific rails in Emigrant Canyon soon reveals itself to be powered by four Union Pacific units, although the 1983...
Western Pacific (Golconda, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Looking east from the same vantage point as the previous slide, we see the eastbound continuing on towards Battle Mountain. Soon the two lines will di...
Western Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
This view from just north of Palisade, Nevada looks south (track direction west) towards the two tunnels that cut through a spur of Palisade Canyon. T...
Western Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
South of Palisade, Nevada, we at last see the other side of those tunnels through an outcropping of Palisade Canyon. In this view looking south (track...
Western Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
A better look at the two bridges over the Humboldt River just south of Palisade, Nevada. The near bridge is the Western Pacific's, with the Southern P...
Western Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
A train has appeared! In this case, a westbound on the former Southern Pacific, emerging from one of the tunnnels just south of Palisade, Nevada. The ...
Western Pacific (Palisade, Nevada; August 16, 1998)
This westbound freight on former Southern Pacific rails south of Palisade, Nevada will next encounter the metropolis of Beowawe (population in 2017: 4...
Western Pacific (Weso, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Weso, Nevada is the western end of the shared trackage agreement between the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific, in which eastbound trains across no...
Western Pacific (Weso, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Another look at Weso, the west end of shared Western Pacific/Southern Pacific trackage across northern Nevada, this time looking west. An easttbound W...
Western Pacific (Winemucca, Nevada; November 8, 1978)
Between Alazon and Weso, Nevada the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific operated a shared trackage agreement dating back to the first World War, with...
Western Pacific (Lake Point, Utah; August 20, 1998)
At Lake Point, Utah, a westbound freight on the former Western Pacific starts across the southern end of the Great Salt Lake on a long causeway, on it...
Western Pacific (Lake Point, Utah; August 20, 1998)
Looking for all the world like an extra-long string of barges, this westbound Western Pacific freight continues across the southern end of the Great S...
Western Pacific (Salt Lake City, Utah; August 20, 1998)
Fresh from crossing the Wendover salt flats and the southern edge of the Great Salt Lake, the Western Pacific mainline takes aim for downtown Salt Lak...
Wheeling & Lake Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; August 28, 1970)
The Wheeling & Lake Erie (later merged into the Nickel Plate Road in 1949, which became part of the Norfolk & Western in 1964) entered Cleveland, Ohio...
Wheeling & Lake Erie (Cleveland, Ohio; March 26, 1971)
Now this one was a puzzler, at least until a correspondent kindly provided an explanation. The Wheeling & Lake Erie, which entered Cleveland from the ...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Gromore, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Gromore, Washington was also the terminus of one of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company's branches and a major source of traffic. Its current sta...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Gromore, Washington; June 13, 1972)
The light-duty construction of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company, a heritage of its interurban origins, is apparent in this trestle along Wide ...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Wiley City, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Wiley City, Washington was once a major traffic source for the Yakima Valley Tranportation Company, shipping out carloads of apples at a time. That th...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Wiley City, Washington; June 13, 1972)
At right is one of the many produce warehouses that used to provide carloads of traffic for the Yakima Valley Tranportation Company. These days it loo...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Just north of Yakima, Washington the street running Yakima Valley Tranportation Company crossed the Northern Pacific's Naches branch in the middle of ...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
The Yakima Valley Tranportation Company was a former interurban system which still survived as a freight carrier, owned by Union Pacific since 1908. H...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Yakima Valley Tranportation Company no. 298 is here caught alongside 16th Avenue North near downtown Yakima, Washington.
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Another view of Yakima Valley Tranportation Company no. 298 as it performs switching chores alongside 16th Avenue North near downtown Yakima, Washingt...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Ignore either of these traffic signs on Yakima, Washington's Nob Hill Boulevard at your peril, as the Union Pacific-owned Yakima Valley Tranportation ...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
The Yakima Valley Tranportation Company main has turned away from street running on Nob Hill Boulevard and headed out into the fruit orchards of the Y...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Seen here from Ahtanum Boulevard outside Yakima, Washington, the Yakima Valley Tranportation Company's line splits, heading for the tiny communities o...
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
The interurban ancestry of the Union Pacific-owned Yakima Valley Tranportation Company is apparent in this scene along Ahtanum Boulevard.
Yakima Valley Tranportation Co. (Union Pacific) (Yakima, Washington; June 13, 1972)
Another fruit warehouse served by the Yakima Valley Tranportation Company, this one along Wide Hollow Road outside Yakima, Washington
Youngstown & Northern (Girard, Ohio; December 30, 1971)
The Youngstown & Northern was a small industrial road in northern Youngstown providing a connection between steel industries in McDonald (a company to...
Youngstown & Southern (Columbiana, Ohio; July 2, 1971)
One of the many interurban lines created in the heady days of the early twentieth century was the Youngstown & Southern, running from a connection wit...
Youngstown & Southern (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Here we see the Youngstown & Southern mainline from Youngstown's Gibson Street bridge looking east. The steel mills of Campbell are visible through th...
Youngstown & Southern (Youngstown, Ohio; July 30, 1970)
Seen looking west from the Gibson Street bridge in Youngstown, Ohio, the Youngstown & Southern mainline continues its climb out of the Mahoning River ...
Youngstown Sheet & Tube (Gary, Indiana; July 26, 1971)
This Youngstown Sheet & Tube switcher is dwarfed by the huge mill looming behind. In this view from an Amtrak train on the former New York Central (no...



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