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America’s first streamlined passenger diesel, Baltimore & Ohio’s 1937 EMC EA 51, has been in the B&O museum for twenty-seven years in this 1981 view. Beyond the 51 is ... (more)
Baltimore & Ohio “wagontop” caboose C-2478 was one of a hundred built by B&O’s Keyser, West Virginia shops in 1941. After a thirty-nine year career, it was retired, and received a full restoration... (more)
A 1981 visit to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore yielded this group of locomotives, representing four distinct types of mid-century mainline motive power mau... (more)
Off we go to Nanty-Glo
A Cambria & Indiana caboose hop passes through the coal mining community of Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania,
A Cambria & Indiana crew runs light around the small yard near Belsano, Pennsylvania.
The Cambria & Indiana Railroad was a Bethlehem Steel-owned coal hauler powered entirely by EMD switchers. Here two SW1200’s bracket a pair of SW9’s pulling empty hoppers near Belsano, Pennsylvania... (more)
By the mid 1980’s, freight traffic on Santa Fe’s Raton line was sparse, but not virtually nonexistent as it is today. Some of those few trains could, however be heavy enough to require helpers ove... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific pig train continues its climb over Cajon Pass, approaching Cajon Junction.
Santa Fe’s station in Raton, New Mexico sits quietly, awaiting the next arrival of the Southwest Chief. The barrage carts have disappeared sometime in the past thirty years, but the scene h... (more)
A thirty seven car Santa Fe freight has just passed through Cajon Junction during its descent of Cajon Pass’ western slope.
A dog pack of Santa Fe power, including two CF7’s, is bringing a 61 car TOFC/COFC train eastbound climbing Cajon Pass.
Thirty-seven cars of San Bernardino-bound mixed freight drifts\ through Blue Cut, California. Tempering the speed of the train are two rebuilt GP30’s intermingled with two rebuilt GP35’s.
With 33 cars of TOFC in tow, three Union Pacific SD40-2’s are working eastbound up Cajon Pass at Blue Cut, California.
An Arkansas & Missouri local crew switches grain cars just south of the shops in Springdale, Arkansas. The Monett turn arrived just a short time before, and its cars are already being parsed for d... (more)
Farewell, Old Friend
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the local mainline road when I was learning photography in the mid-1970's. While the newer GP38-2’s and U23B’s drew the hotter ... (more)