While on a yard tour given to me by a friend, ATCS 442 stands tall bearing its Southern Pacific paint scheme as it awaits PTC installment and operation later this year.
Indiana Hi Rail Alcos head for bridge to Hendersn
The Lake Superior & Ishpeming “Hill Job” gets ready to depart the yard at Eagle Mills, Michigan. The majority of the RSD15’s on the roster were painted in this stunning red paint scheme.
Three Lake Superior & Ishpeming RSD15 “Alligators” bring a train of empties from the ore docks at Marquette into the yard at Eagle Mills. At this time, the RSD15’s were the preferred power on the ... (more)
Three of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s ex-Santa Fe RSD15’s get ready to go out on the road at the road’s Eagle Mills shops.
LS&I's Hill Job, led by RSD-15 2403, has just crossed Hwy 41 with a loaded ore train in May of 1986. Ahead is the steep grade down to the ore dock.
A lot of history here. LS&I 2404 leads a trio of ex-Santa Fe Alligators as they approach the scales with an empty iron ore train. After weighing their train, it will be a short trip across Morgan ... (more)
Santa Fe’s eastbound Super Chief, Train 18, had to go in the siding at Blanchard, N.M. to clear for the much heavier unit coal train, operating from York Canyon, N.M. to Kaiser Steel at Fontana, C... (more)
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)