Welcome to Photo Line! As the temperatures cool down and the days get shorter, one of the anticipated events across the Northeast is the emergence of beautiful fall foliage. Join Railfan & Railroad associate editor Otto Vondrak as we tour a variety of locations throughout the magical months of October and November.
BLE 906 South at McCalmont, PA
The foliage has long departed in this western Pennsylvania scene. A Bessemer & Lake Erie train pauses at McCalmont to inspect its train after an unexpected emergency brake application on November 30, 2003.
CSX 558 leading Q-119 at Twin Ledges, MA
The former Boston & Albany has always meant a treacherous climb through the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, though these beefy GE's seem to have intermodal train Q-119 well in hand at the famed Twin Ledges on October 14, 2006.
CSX 8240 at Stony Point, NY
Three standard can EMD's lead empty autoracks along the Hudson River at Stony Point on November 3, 2004.
CSX southbound at Iona Island, NY
A CSX intermodal train races along the Iona Island causeway near Bear Mountain, New York, amidst brilliant fall foliage on November 3, 2004.
White River Flyer at Norwich, VT
Evoking images of Rutland limiteds speeding along Lake Champlain, Green Mountain Railroad 405 leads the White River Flyer north along the Connecticut River at Loveland Curve on October 10, 2010.
Metro-North at Breakneck Ridge, NY
A late afternoon Hudson Line commuter train speeds along the Hudson River at Breakneck Ridge, near Cold Spring, New York on November 18, 2008. Across the river is the United States Military Academy at West Point.
New Haven 529 at Reynolds Bridge, CT
Recreating a classic New England scene, New Haven Alco RS-3 529 leads a Naugatuck Railroad passenger train back to the yard as the sun sets on October 6, 2007.
MOAY crossing the Deerfield River
Pan Am Railways' MOAY (Mohawk Yard, NY-Ayer, MA) crosses the Deerfield River at East Deerfield, Mass., on October 15, 2007. The Norfolk Southern units are the regular power on this hot intermodal train.
EDMO at Eagle Bridge, NY
Norfolk Southern power leads Pan Am EDMO (East Deerfield, MA-Mohawk Yard, NY) at Eagle Bridge, New York, on the former Boston & Maine route on October 15, 2007.
Reading 902 at Powder Valley, PA
An excursion led by restored Reading FP7 902 dodges falling leaves in a tree tunnel at Carls Hill Road on October 7, 2007.
Vermont Railway 301 at Okemo Mountain Road
A red Vermont Railway unit leads Green Mountain Railway train 293 at Okemo Mountain Road, en route to Bellows Falls, Vermont, and interchange with the New Endland Central on October 2, 2010.