MILW 5802 leads another big GE, and SD40-2 and an SD45 into Black River Jct. along Milwaukee's Black River yard in Tukwila, just south of Seattle. This location was where the branch into Seattle, ... (more)
Various power at Santa Fe old Redondo Jct roundhouse engine terminal
Quite the lash up. Five units, five models. GP39-2, GP35U, GP30, SD45, C30-7.
MILW 741 is a fairly new MP15AC, one of a large order of 64 units received from EMD between December 1975 and March 1976. These would be Milwaukee Road's last new locomotives acquired. Most operat... (more)
MILW 763, and FM H10-44 switcher is still in service at Savanna, IL. The August 1945 built unit was retired in March 1981.
Back in 1972 I had the opportunity to access Milwaukee Road's Pigs Eye Yard and was able to get up close and personal with the retarder below the hump. Here a MILW cow-calf set has shoved a string... (more)
An eastbound CN freight bends around the curve and crosses the Fraser River as it approaches Lytton, BC. No sooner will it wind through the small town than it will cross another bridge over the Th... (more)
Amtrak's Coast Starlight rolls northward on Mt. Shasta's flanks during Memorial Day weekend 1995. Within days, the stylish GEs on the Starlights would be replaced by Genesis units.
CLOVIS NM June 12 1986 — The rising sun illuminates recently repainted Kodachrome SD45u 5337 leading three other units in a dance with with the lashup accelerating in the background at right. The ... (more)
CNW 4368 ducks under the signal bridge at St. Francis, WI in August of 1984. The train is returning from downtown Milwaukee and Jones Island and is on CNW's old passenger mainline. This scene look... (more)
Train Time at Brockville
Brockville, Ontario had a special appeal for observing VIA Rail operations in eastern Canada. Besides being one of the closest points on the VIA system to ... (more)
Covered hoppers were not unusual on coal trains. On this southbound four of them are on the front. They were usually limestone dust, used, as I understand, to coat the walls of mines to keep the... (more)
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
Doing a poor imitation of a UP locomotive from LA and trying to look cool, this rarity, even in 2000, is actually helping out on the recurring maintenance "jamboree". Nice name but I di... (more)
One a sweltering day the local switcher trundles by with the its East Tennessee economy air conditioner wide open.