Milwaukee Road Streamlined 4-6-2 No. 152 power for the Chippewa, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1950.

(Dan Pope Collection / RMP Archive. This image is for sale. Click Image for more information)




This website is all about Trains and Railroads from A to Z and

hopefully will be enjoyed by both the casual railfan and the railroad professional alike.

Please feel free to share this site with your friends.

This endeavor is a labor of love - a one man project - not a big company.

The site needs to be upgraded so that it can feature more functions (videos, etc).

If you wish to donate you may do so HERE.

Shop on AMAZON and help the website HERE.  



Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at NO additional cost to you, I may earn a

commission if you click through and make a purchase and/or subscribe.


Website related questions, suggestions, comments can contact me HERE.

Just want to chat trains? No problem - send me an email!

Thank you for visiting and please enjoy the site.


By the way...I recently started an album of photos and postcards on Flickr.

There's not much on it yet as I've been busy working on this site.

You can see it here:


Contact email: Trains and Railroads

or write to:

John Cornett

Trains and Railroads

P.O. Box 24

Gorman, CA 93243-0024 U.S.A.



Thank you to those who contributed to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons for much of the text and images used on the site,

and especially thanks to Drew Jacksich for sharing his many years of work there.

See many of his photos here:

Thank you National Railway Publications for many of the Timetables and Equipment consists used on the site.

Learn more about them HERE.

Special thanks to Marty Bernard for allowing the use of his photos and the photos of Roger Puta, most appreciated.

See their photos here:

A very special thanks to for many of the downloadable PDF files.

If you haven't visited their site, you owe it to yourself to see it, especially if you're into

streamlined passenger trains history, ephemera and other memorabilia.

Very special thanks to Craig Garver for the use of his fantastic locomotive images on Flickr, these are 

some of the best I've seen and I know you will find them a pleasure to see as well.

See them here:

If I've left anyone out, my sincerest apologies.

My continued thanks as I build the site.


I would also like to thank the following friends who have now left the station:

The late Walter Lenheim for the use of his wonderful, extensive digital collection, and thanks for being a true friend.

The late Jim Boyd, for his books, articles, and videos, and for for passing along so much of his knowledge and insights.

The late Don Ball, Jr., for some of the most interesting railroad photography I've ever seen, etc.

The late Joe G. Colias for his excellent books, photos, and knowledge.

The late Bruce Harris for sharing so much of his collection and for being a friend.

The late John Fostik, a dear friend and colleague who taught me everything I know about Amtrak and more.

The late Roger LeDoux, my uncle, a real classy guy who worked hard for the Santa Fe Railway most

of his adult life and who imparted to me much about the Santa Fe and much about life.

And finally, my father Oran C. Cornett, who retired after a long career at Reynolds Metals (now ALCOA)

working at the Sherwin Alumina Pant, Ingleside, Texas, where he loaded railcars with alumina

(aluminum oxide), a product used in creating aluminum and now found in everything from abrasives to deodorant.

Have a great journey - and Rest in Peace All.


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