With the RI nearing the end and having touble keeping power on the road, a lone mechanic works on a U28B in a line of GEs and EMDs inside Rock Island's main repair facility.
At the heart of the matter. The 3800 hp EMD 16-710G.
Ex KCS unit now PCRC is being rebuilt at Derby. It is having the engine remove and totally rebuilt along with the floors inside the cab. There are several safety stencils that say caution the fl... (more)
Ex Amtrak 228 is the next unit that is scraficed for the Poland Project. The motor has just been removed and ready to go to the engine house to be rebuilt.
Scrappers have torn into 4615. Doesn't take long to cut a locomotive down to fit into a scrap trailer.
Amtrak 273's shell was chosen to be used to put rebuilt Amtrak engines in it to be tested before shipping to Poland.Notice the number 325 on the engine being installed in 273. This came out of Amt... (more)
Changing out cylinder head. Gives a whole new meaning to "shade tree" mechanic, especially with the temperature in the thirties!
GB&W C-424s rest between assignments in the "400" stalls at Norwood Roundhouse
645E3B engine c/o after gear drivetrain failure.
Alternator Cab removal to allow the for Engine and alternator assembly to be removed.
7HDL engine c/o after a crank shaft main bearing failure. Failed engine on the left new engine on the right.
7HDL engine change.
In the belly of the beast, the view of the prime mover in one of Metra's newest motors. The engineer's seat is visible through the door ahead.