The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad GP30 #501 is leading an excursion down the grade into Cumberland over the Route 40 overpass bridge. To the left are some visitors from near Portland Oregon who... (more)
Power line up at Rigby Yard.
A westbound Milwaukee Road freight negotiates tight curves with a new SD40-2 in the lead. The square speakers atop the cab are an electronic bell.
Empty headed for Power River Basin coal. A Roger Puta Photograph
Ghost in the nightChicago & North Western Alco C628 sits under a ghostly coaling tower on a foggy night in Escanaba, Michigan, in October 1984.
We're in the clear on the Ford Train in the westward siding at Voltz. Voltz was located halfway between Watertown and Richwood,WI.on the Lacrosse Division double track mainline. There were two sid... (more)
A Milwaukee Road westbound transcontinental freight has pulled onto Pacific Coast Railway trackage at Black River Junction, south of Seattle. The train is switching cars at its Black River Yard be... (more)
Twenty Cylinders, No FlaresHeading west on Santa Fe's Third District is a short freight (not unusual on the Santa Fe in the 1970s) of primarily piggyback cars. Lead engine 5672 is ... (more)
A cold, rainy day greets rare SDL39 583 and FM H-16-66 549 parked together at Pigs Eye roundhouse, St. Paul. The SDL39 went to the Soo Line and Wisconsin Central. The FM was retired in April 1976.
The silence of a hot muggy August afternoon is broken by an amply powered Milwaukee Road freight roaring westbound through Sparta, WI. The power features a pair of SD45s, an FP45, GP40s and SD9s, ... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Colorado & Southern a subsidiary of the CB&Q (Burlington Route), EMD SD40 No.875, 887 and 883 with SD9 No.835 near Denver, Colorado January 18, 1969.
PURCELL OK -- This undated photo shows Santa Fe GP9 2944 at rest in the Purcell yard. I'm reasonably certain the picture was taken in the middle 1970s. Also, it was just about my first attempt pai... (more)
PNFF heads back for Port Clinton after making a pick up in the yard at Jim Thorpe.
PUEBLO CO June 15 1979 -- Missouri Pacific SD40 3002, SD40-2 3279, SD40-2 3277 and Union Pacific SD40-2 3153 haul the Ford Fast Train into Pueblo from the east.