Not sure if C&NW was practicing to become Norfolk Southern, but the business end of their SD45s look pretty impressive, even if the crew had to wrench their necks running this transfer at St. Paul... (more)
CNW 947 and mate 947 sit near the sand tower at Western Avenue yard in St. Paul, MN. This location is one of approximately 13 yards around the Twin Cities that CNW once operated due to its acquisi... (more)
An eastbound Mason City to Marquette freight sits in the siding at New Hampton waiting on a meet back in 2002. Engineer Amundson and Assistant Engineer Galkin talk over whatever as they wait. The ... (more)
A southbound heads to Rapids City on the Valley Sub as the sky breaks in the afternoon. The train is south of Junction City. Pretty sure this train came out of Wausau? CN took over the WC in 2001,... (more)
Three SD45s and an SD40 have ample power to keep CNW train 483 on its schedule. Just out of Altoona, the train is rolling west through Eau Claire along the Uniroyal tire plant just east of the for... (more)
Santa Fe 5394, sporting the brand new SPSF "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, is nearing the summit on Cajon Pass. The train made many stops on its way up the pass in order to allow the S... (more)
Santa Fe 5394, sporting the brand new SPSF "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, heads east up Cajon Pass. This was the first revenue run for the 5394, which has the white letters. The let... (more)
Santa Fe 5342 leads Santa Fe 5382, and brand new EMD demonstrators #1 and #4 through Rana on their way to Cajon Pass. The early morning haze is finally starting to burn off on what will be a hot,... (more)
When the Modoc Line was closed to through traffic in 1987 and 1988, Southern Pacific ran a train from Klamath Falls to Alturas and return twice a week. The Alturas Turn carried interchange to/fro... (more)
Santa Fe SD45 5406 with a new paint job at Cleburne ATSF Shops . The 5406 would go to Wisconsin Central in 1993 and Re# WC-6595 with others from the 5300-class.
Power for a Modoc Line train has paused to pickup eastbound traffic at Alturas. Lumber loads from Lakeview, Oregon off the Great Western generally went to eastern markets.
With the sun setting to the west, so too was the sun setting on the MRL 382. Finishing what was to be its final run on the local out of Helena, MRL 382 was sent to Livingston the next day, seeming... (more)
Less than a month before the Union Pacific takeover, a westbound drag on the Modoc Line climbs the 2.2% grade of Howard's Gulch. It looks like the job has a sufficient number of "cinder bloc... (more)
A couple of unusual lease units in the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.