Here is another Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-8-4, number 2651, built for the Northern Pacific Railway. My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., who worked for Baldwin as a design engineer, would... (more)
SD40-2 6409 heads eastbound merchandise.
Getting some mechanical attention
On a beautiful afternoon in March 1992, a Santa Fe 971 train roars eastward through the Caliente Creek Narrows between Ilmon and Caliente. During the 90s, Santa Fe ran several very long pig trains... (more)
Demonstrator! CNW 1520, one of the original 3 GP7 demonstrator units, passes by the West Bend, WI depot in February of 1967. Note the GBW reefer and the Texas Chief boxcar. Robert Bullermann Kodac... (more)
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Boeing-Vertol produced the US Standard Light Rail Vehicle. A total of 275 articulated railcars were sold to Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s MUNI. The LRV’s w... (more)
TH&B caboose no. 81 shows its Canadian Pacific influence as it is basically a modern CP caboose, sharing the same shade of yellow. It was parked at Hamilton yard along with a mix of TH&B and CP po... (more)
CNW 1563 tiptoes across CNW's Chippewa River bridge with the Cornell local out of Altoona. It was slow going with the main running at about 25 mph and the Cornell branch at 10 mph. By 1973 CNW lai... (more)
A quartet of DWP RS11s are joined by a Milwaukee Road SD40-2 on a rainy day at their West Duluth yard in October 1982. In 2 years the yard would be vacated and moved to Pokegama, WI south of Super... (more)
A trio of Grand Trunk Western Geeps are seen leading a pair of VIA Rail SW1000s on a freight through South Holland. Tom Golden photo.
A trio of EMD GP60 demonstrators are seen headed west engine lite along the IHB. Tom Golden photo.
An SP trackage rights train races a westbound freight through Toluca, IL on BNSF's former Santa Fe mainline en route to Kansas City. At this point, SP was already in the UP camp, with many changes... (more)
Before 557 was assigned to a GE Dash 8-40BW, it was assigned to this FM H12-44, which was nearing the end of its career in this view at Corwith Yard, Chicago.
SD40-2 6499, C36-7 6641 & SD50 6806 haul westbound autoracks.