”Someday, This Will Be Mine!”
An aspiring young engineer holds onto the handrail of one of the world’s largest diesel locomotives as he poses for a portrait. In a few short hours, ... (more)
The First Amtrak California Zephyr?
Well, almost. When the Western Pacific received permission to discontinue its portion of the original CZ, the Chicago – Oakland ro... (more)
A Western Pacific GP35 shunts cars near Denver Union Station. I never made it out to the WP, but the Union Pacific provided a few units for me to see while in Denver.
A Union Pacific U30C, a Southern SD40-2, and a Western Pacific GP35 share the small UP servicing facility near Denver Union Station. UP and WP units were expected, but the visitor from the east wa... (more)
Three Union Pacific SD60’s bring a train of coal, possibly off of the Utah Railway, over the top at Soldier Summit, Utah. It will be almost another decade until this is truly UP territory.
A pair of Union Pacific SD40-2’s brings a baretable train into the “sag” at Palmer Lake, Colorado. The most interesting part of this train is the presence of more)
Two Maine Central Units and a Delaware & Hudson RS3m bring a train off of Belden Hill and into Binghamton, New York.
Maine Central Units make their first appearance on Delaware & Hudson train NE84 at Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley area grapevine was alive with the news that the U25B/GP38 combo had go... (more)
Excursions on the former Reading Perkiomen Branch between Emmaus and Pennsburg, Pennsylvania have been operated by three different railroads since the line was spun off by Conrail in the 1980’s. T... (more)
Someplace in the vicinity of Santa Clarita, California, the Southern Pacific added two Daylight-painted diesel helpers to the World’s Fair Daylight for its entry into Los Angeles. These wer... (more)
Displaying 52, the one-time number of the San Joaquin Daylight, SP 4449 leads World’s Fair Daylight’s on its way to Los Angeles at Santa Clarita, California.
The most notable portion of the 1984 World’s Fair Daylight’s leg that brought it to Los Angeles was its assault over Tehachapi. Less remarked is that it did not take the Palmdale Cutoff ove... (more)
Southern Pacific 4449 moves almost effortlessly as it pulls a thirteen car World’s Fair Daylight through Vincent, California, on its way to Soledad Canyon and Los Angeles.
A road-weary GP30 stands in the Soo Line’s servicing area in Gladstone, Michigan. The EMD went to Wisconsin Central before being retired in 1994.
The Soo Line’s roundhouse in Gladstone, Michigan is only two stalls in this 1986 view. Although I’m sure that the structure had quite a few more stalls in its heyday, today none of them are left. ... (more)