I have a thing for rebuilds and the little variations that make them interesting. There are clues on sight with most of them. This one started work for UP.
You would think that three units would have been enough to haul Amtrak's "Crescent", but on this day she's about 7 hours late and has an old freight horse in charge of the northbound tri... (more)
At the time it seemed it would never end but this location along scenic Clinch River is much quieter now.
During the big maintenance jamboree the crews cleaning mud and improving drainage at Sandy Ridge tunnel have cleared up to allow a northbound ballast train to pass on a day when the weather could ... (more)
This southbound train is headed to a place called Beehunter for an interchange with Indiana Southern.
On lease to the Evansville & Western
Originally L&N, ex SBD an early repaint that has had a rough life already.
Southbound coal train is backing up the switchback where it will meet a northbound on the old main (since removed).
An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.
Don't be to quick to say "It ain't prototypical". Sanford had a ramp.
Only F I ever saw riding on Alco trucks. It looks pretty cool and probably pulled better. Unfortunately I don't think any of the As got this treatment.
Former Reading unit in a horrible butchered paint job.
Simpler than the classic scheme but not bad this was the last real D&H paint scheme.
Alcos up against it on Belden Hill. Lending the 6000 HP as a helper on an N&W run through train these units put on a great show.
It's nice when railroad employees, though not railfans, appreciate that their equipment is rare and of interest. This was the case in this little yard, soon to be abandoned for the old DL&W facil... (more)