A weekend in the winter finds most local mine run power tied up. Even the terminal Baldwin switchers are taking a break. While out on the main GP30s and 35s are hualing through tonnage.
Shooting the Chicago Terminal scene was like trying to predict the weather. You never knew what you were going to see in these pre internet days.
B&O GP40 3748 resting in Richmond's Fulton Yard, Sept. 1973.
Today's staredown comes from the Hostler inside the B-unit.
Transfer run, with C&O caboose
Chessie Sytems B&O Engine 3812 pulls a Special over the Chicago river.
As tourist, we met this train only by chance as a surprise.
One of the B&O's "Bird" series 16 duplex roomette/4 double bedroom sleepers serving as the 'Budget Room Coach' on the "Silver Star"
Athens Line's worn out Chessie geep suns herself in the summer evening light, shoved back into the sidings at Paradise Valley.
northbound train on C&O near Leipsic, OH
Early EMD mixes with camelbacks at Communipaw.
One unit from each Chessie component road (B&O, WM, C&O)
This critter caught my eye on the drive home, standing tall amidst CSX diesels. It turned out to be "standing" on a flat, perhaps destined for a rail museum...
Cowen Sub empties
B&O cab 904000 is painted up for the 175th anniversary of the B&O. Here, it's on the rear of a rail train as it backs toward Miller Yard, Virginia to clear up for a meet.