It is a verdant spring and it seems as if the coal will roll south forever. Just another hauler eases of the throttle as he approaches the stop at the lumber yard, now the drugstore sitting besid... (more)
Hard to imagine that some of these are 27 years old, ancient for a GE.
Rolling through the country with a long string of autoracks somewhere (didn't label the slide).
Power shuffling around the yard.
I guess if the Gulf of Mexico is considered the Atlantic Ocean, then we used to have a transcontinental railroad. I think that's green. It would have looked better if I didn't have to think so h... (more)
Talk about a survivor, this thing is probably running around still after at least three rebuilds.
Photo by unknown. No name on slide.
Has it really been almost 40 years? Ugly lasts forever maybe? Some people may have changed their opinion but these have not grown on me.
There's just something about 4-axle GEs. N&W bought a huge bunch of them but they were always first to go into storage and last out. This one is probably waiting for its trip to sunny Mexico, th... (more)
Somewhere else in have a scenery shot of this. Here is the roster. They went everywhere in their second (third?) career but they are getting really hard to find these days.
On a holiday weekend everything was laid up and picking was easy but we missed getting a road train on this now defunct former Bethlehem Steel operation.
Rushing an eastbound excursion toward Radford the classic Mikado attracts some bovine attention in the bucolic interlude between Marion and the vast metropolis of McMullan. When there don't miss ... (more)
Executive Fs looking more in character with a freight train ready to head west make a fine sight in one of the most photographed re-creations.
Work trains do the humble job of keeping the line in good working order and that involves some interesting operations.