A pair of Louisville & Nashville U-boats work their way through the yard in Loyall, Kentucky. U25B 1623, built in 1964, is partnered with 1973-vintage U23B 2713.
A Conrail freight train led by a long-hood front U23B (so it's facing forward believe it or not, these units were known as "Long Snauters") passes through Princeton Junction on April Fool's Day 19... (more)
Despite the dominance of Penn Central black in Conrail’s early roster, there were some very colorful moments to be had. Here at Bison Yard in Buffalo, five paint schemes on locomotives from three ... (more)
Soo Lines U30C's languish in the Fond Du Lac yard in June of 1983. They were stored in late 1981 and never turned another wheel in service. They were retired in 1983 and 1984 and traded to EMD for... (more)
Known as "popsicles", the SP had 4 of these unsuccessful units. This was their first run and one had already failed and was set out. A Roger Puta Photograph
NORMAN OK April 1977 -- Santa Fe U30CG 8000 leads a train west (compass south) over the Acres Street crossing toward downtown Norman. The third unit in consist is also a U30CG. The area in foregro... (more)
Burlington Northern GE U30C No. 5828 leads a BN coal train eastbound at Hoffman Avenue below Dayton’s Bluff at St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 21, 1987.
There's a happy ending! MILW sits on a siding in the MILW yard in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1985. The unit would get moved and spend several years on Jones Island in Milwaukee before ultimately go... (more)
Built as U23B, remanufactured as 3000-hp SF30B by Santa Fe, Cleburne, later derated to 2,300 hp.
The Gettysburg's No. 28 sits out the weekend down by the enginehouse. This unit was built as New York Central No. 2882 in November, 1967.
Union Pacific 2914 pulls into a yard track behind the Green River depot with high-wide loads all on Santa Fe flat cars.
Southern Railway U23B 3915 with high short nose at Columbus, Ohio, December 30, 1988.
NORTH ENID OK Aug 1977 -- Rock Island U30C 4596 is tied down just south of the Breckinridge Road grade crossing.
A grizzled veteran looking good in blue.
Photo by Mike Dolenski, from my collection.
A very bad day for a Penn Central U25C- talk about smoking up the catenary! Built by GE in December 1965 for the PRR, the 6511 would survive into the Conrail era, eventually renumbered as 6811.