Running elephant-style, five SD45s (four 'straights' ad a T-2) race out of the glare of the late afternoon winter sun.
Coming into the small yard at Camden, an SD45 is leading a herd of diesels returning to service across the system after shop time at Pine Bluff.
As a condition of the UP/MP/WP merger, trackage rights were granted to D&RGW over the former MP between Pueblo and Kansas City. That is why this black and gold mountain climber is leading a westb... (more)
A pair of U33Cs and a GP35 drop down into Illmo just after crossing the Mississippi River. Wouldn't say the big GEs were rare on this end of SP/SSW, but they were unusual enough (at least, in my ... (more)
I grew up on the Western Railway of Alabama, where a local was generally a geep and a couple dozen cars, so when the Illmo agent told me the local would be pulling into the yard in a few minutes, ... (more)
The Plainville branch is probably already on borrowed time, but UP is still spending a few dollars on maintenance, as evidenced by this ballast train behind a hybrid yellow/MP GP50.
After a little work in the yard, this mainline local heads across BN's main and toward the Mississippi bridge and Iowa beyond.
This scene could easily be mistaken for one of GM&O's smaller outlying facilities across Mississippi and Louisiana, but - in spite of the black and white geeps - this is the former IC yard in Monr... (more)
Chessie System acquired a number of new GP15s in the early 1980s, and assigned several of them to a captive pool operating on the ex-Rock Island line west of Joliet. Once they arrived, the Henry ... (more)
EMD touted the GP50 as a do-anything locomotive, but in actual service it seemed more runner than dragger. The model did not live up to the manufacturer's hype and proved unpopular on many roads,... (more)
Back in the day, Salina - which was served by UP, MP, OKKT and ATSF - sometimes seemed like a mini-North Platte. Power from NW, SCL, CS, BN, Milw and other roads was also frequently present at UP... (more)
OK&T freight waits at East Salina for a UP local to clear. From this point to Abilene, Santa Fe and OK&T ran over UP's Kansas Pacific.
Loaded coal train gets underway.
Empty coal train waits for a crew in downtown Nashville's railroad gulch.
A Mobile-bound extra freight passes through Montgomery's hotspot - the GM&O tower near Bell Street which saw trains of L&N, ICG, SCL and WofA.