A U-Boat With Extra Props
After a long career as a road engine, Louisville & Nashville U25B 1606 is now working in yard service and on mine runs. It’s now getting extra tractive ef... (more)
Three-builder lineups could still be found in Louisville & Nashville’s Corbin, Kentucky yard in the early 1980’s. Here a U25B, an SD40, and a C420 occupy adjacent tracks.
A pair of Louisville & Nashville U-boats occupies the track behind the engine house in Corbin, Kentucky. U30C 1570 is in Family Lines paint, while U23B 2709 is pure L&N.
A Louisville & Nashville U25B in fresh Family Lines paint mingles with an SD40-2 in the classic yellow-nose L&N scheme at the engine house in Corbin, Kentucky. Before the year is out, the Seaboar... (more)
A local crew works the tight quarters of the Louisville & Nashville team tracks in Frankfort, Kentucky. Today, things aren’t so tight. There is only one track and the station has been razed.
Norfolk Southern’s prototype DC to AC conversion unit leads train 35Q south through the fog at Tye River, Virginia. The crew is trying to make Linwood before 2019.
Lehigh Valley RS3 211 rolls east past the former Jersey Central “JU” interlocking in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Conrail’s fourth day of existence. Judging by its train of 25 mill gondolas, this is... (more)
The Oneida & Western was a railroad without track. Due to the Louisville & Nashville’s inability to supply sufficient empty cars and power, the Shamrock Coal Company bought its own cars and SD40-2... (more)
The Ohio River Company operated a large fleet of coal barges on the Ohio River. At their Ashland, Kentucky facility, Alco S6 56 was used to move hoppers around to the loading docks.
Olgebay-Norton Alco’s stand in the rain at the company’s Ashland, Kentucky yard. RS3 512 began life as Reading 495, and is now part of the Vintage Locomotives, Inc. collection in Oak Ridge, Tennes... (more)
After a long day crossing the state of Wisconsin, Green Bay & Western’s Winona train heads east from New London in late afternoon sun.
The Green Bay and Western had a small yard in Plover, Wisconsin. There was never any trouble identifying the location of the office there.
A baker’s dozen years after the Great Northern was merged into the Burlington Northern, an unaltered 50’ GN boxcar rolls through Lilly, Pennsylvania.
Recognized as the first regional railroad, the Gulf and Mississippi may also be the largest road with the shortest (1985 – 1988) lifespan. Acquired by MidSouth just three years after being spun of... (more)
When I landed at O’Hare today to spend a few days on a work assignment in Chicago, I checked my phone and saw that UP 4141 was on display at Proviso. I arrived to fi... (more)