While chasing a train up to the Potrerillos copper refinery through the valley we have found some green flora in the middle of the desert. The horses were unaware of us and the train which was sho... (more)
RS-97 bangs across the diamond at North Street in Leroy, NY on a wintery March day in 1980. Bill Heeks flags the crossing and will make a cut behind the 3rd car for the Leroy set off.
A trio of Milwaukee Road F-units and a switcher are seen at Lake Tower in Milwaukee. Chuck Weber photo.
As much as I miss the eSPee (and the SP was already gone when I took this image) the dirty locomotives did become a bit of a grind after awhile. Here a pair of rebuilt SD45s sit in Dolores Yard ba... (more)
The dry leave's rustle in the wind and the chill in the air portend the approaching end for this unit, relegated to switching and mine runs up obscure "hollers". It's companion was a rather rare ... (more)
In the years after the Rio Grande/Southern Pacific merger, Rio Grande locomotives often accumulated great quantities of filth, as can be seen in the pair of EMD SD40T-2 point helpers on this westb... (more)
The tenant road--Santa Fe--is in the hole at Woodford to allow a westbound Southern Pacific mixed freight to roll downgrade from Tehachapi Loop on the main line. At the time, the SP was short on c... (more)
Very dirty low cost High speed double deck trainset
Clinchfield SD40 3004 and SD45-2 3615 bring a southbound through Appalachia, VA on an L&N train. Power swapping between the L&N and Clinchfield became common beginning in 1973. The 3004 exhibits a... (more)
Another L&N orginal doing mine runs and switching the yard.
Southern Pacific #9337, looking a little worse for wear, leads a north bound mixed manifest through Santa Barbara on the Coast Route
These units are heading for being brought into the terminal by the crew. Dig that hat. Maybe someone out there can identify the gentleman.
A dirty GEVO leading a empty ore train, leaving the São Luis island under the sunset light.
The last B&O blue painted engine on the CSX roster, GP38 2107, switches Locust Point yard in Baltimore in 1996.
I wonder if those kids on bikes could get this close to a wreck today. I don't know any details, but I figured since there were freight car trucks in front of the locomotive that these were mid-tr... (more)