Part of the end of the Milwaukee Road from the bankruptcy(1978) to the end(1985) was the amount of dead lines of equipment that were being cut-up to pay immediate bills such as wages for Union and... (more)
Farewell! Quite possibly the last cab photo ever taken of the 902, the rear third of the unit has been separated and sits at a slight upward angle directly on the ground as it is dismantled... (more)
The 910, stripped of useful parts including horns, number boards, light fixtures and many internal components, this locomotive is now ready for the scrappers torch. Many parts from this unit were... (more)
Oelwein was a major locomotive over hall and rebuild center for CNW after the 1968 merger with Chicago Great Western. It was also a place where locos would end their career. Fortunately for CNW 44... (more)
Toasters and hippos in storage as far as the eye can see. It was a pretty impressive sight.
The 902 is chopped into three chunks to be loaded onto trucks for further dismantling off site. Units 950, 951, and 953 wait to meet their demise in the background. Now a year later, the farewel... (more)
A classic BN veteran leads the 202 local west through Joliet.
I can't imagine trying to start a RR with a fleet of ancient FM switchers, but that is what the CWRC tried to do with the ex-MILW line west of Waukesha. Few of the FM fleet ever turned a revenue m... (more)
Ex Victorian Railways and V/Line T class loco's await the scrappers torch at Spotswood.
Out of order French RTG turbotrain and Siemens DH4-1 Paradise DMU.
The French turbos had their turbines replaced by diesel prime movers around the middle of their life, and more recent... (more)
Smoky Mountain #440 rusts away buried in the back on an industrial park in Fletcher, NC on this late summer afternoon. Compare to a photo of this same unit in 1970.
Reagan Recession StorageA downturn in the economy in the early 1980s caused the Union Pacific to store power that was deemed surplus in late 1981. Much of it was stored in the warm... (more)
The end of the Conrail electric years affords a rare opportunity to see an E-44 and an E-33 coupled nose-to-nose in the scrap line at Rutherford.
Rusting away. HRRC 2737 is one of two High Hood Ex NS GP38's sitting at the HRRC Shops. The units will most likely never be seen operating any time soon.
The engine deadline at Huntington is mostly of SD40-2's waiting for there rebuilds into SD40-3's in this line is the last CSX in Conrail paint and a Iowa Chicago and Eastern engine.