Santa Fe Alco RSD15 604 and two RSD-4’s lead Train 31 out of La Junta (Colo.) yard en route to Albuquerque and Belen, N.M. April 23, 1967.
LS&I 2402 leads a matched set of red Alligator's across Morgan Trestle in June of 1988. The loaded train will soon face the steep descent to the ore docks in Marquette, MI.
Following its takeover of the New Haven, Penn Central assigned RSD-15 (DL600B) 6811 to heavy switching duties at Northup Avenue Yard in Providence, and the big six-motor Alco remained in town for ... (more)
LS&I 2403 is about to cross Morgan Trestle near Marquette, MI on a sultry day on July of 1988. It's a short trip to Eagle Mills yard once they finish weighing their train of empties.
LSI Alco #2400 passes 3 Lakes as it heads towards the dock in Marquette, MI in October of 1988.
HIAWATHA UT Aug. 22 1981 -- Utah Railway RSD-15s 403, 401 and 402 belch smoke as they apply tractive effort to a cut of cars.
Sticking His Head in an Alligator
A Lake Superior & Ishpeming shop mechanic does some top-end tuning on one of the LS&I’s former Santa Fe RSD15 “alligators”. His unique stance woul... (more)
Utah Railway Alco RSD-15 No. 403 rests at Provo Yard after returning from Martin with a coal train on May 28, 1977. The 403 was built the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 847 in June of 1960.
HIAWATHA UT Aug 22 1981 -- Utah Railway RSD15s 402, 401 and 403 smoke it up as they begin to pull on a cut of cars at the Hiawatha loadout. Unit 403’s smoke show puts much of the area in shadow. T... (more)
The end of an era. LS&I 2401 heads into Empire Mine to get a cut of ore cars in September of 1988. Alas, the mine closed in 2016 and other than a small stockpile of pellets, the trains will no lon... (more)
An Alligator lives and breaths in the UP of Michigan,
A rebuilt Alligator and a slug perform switching duties at the yard's east end.
Alligator No. 9841 is in the midst of getting some major work done at the shops.
A Utah Railway Mohrland Turn rumbles across the spectacular Gordon Creek bridge on July 24, 1979. The bridge was built in 1912, rises 135 feet above the creek, and spans 634 feet in length on both... (more)
LS&I 2401 rests in the Eagle Mills shop in August of 1984.