Waterfowl abounds as a westbound Union Pacific train rolls through Wheaton, Illinois. Beside the two resident swans, a couple of ducks and a blue heron are making stops at the pond.
One of the Union Pacific’s newer Tier 4’s leads a Global 3 – Global 4 transfer across its own tracks at JB Tower in West Chicago, Illinois. The train has arrived from Rochelle on the UP (CNW) and... (more)
A trainload of satisfied passengers heads to their cars while the Anthracite Railway’s SW1 runs around its train.
The 1986 edition of the Anthracite Railway’s Pennsburg – Dillingersville Tunnel excursion featured on of the road’s ex-Amtrak SW1’s for power. The train is seen here arriving at Pennsburg.
Pennsburg’s finest have traffic on Pennsylvania Route 663 stopped so the Anthracite Railway’s locomotive, a Delaware & Hudson RS3, can run around its excursion train.
The Anthracite Railway operated a series of excursions between Pennsburg, Pennsylvania and the Dillingersville tunnel on the former Reading Perkiomen Branch in November, 1985. The power, an unrenu... (more)
Gray Equipment on a Gray Day
The Anthracite Railway, like its parent Octoraro Railway, used mostly patched or unpatched used equipment on its operations of the former Reading P&C... (more)
An extended work assignment with frequent trips to the Chicago suburbs has afforded me the chance to explore the lines in the area in the late afternoons. I was surprised to see this refugee from ... (more)
GE’s B40-8 demonstrator is on its next to last day on the Susquehanna. A friend and I stumbled into it not knowing that it was even on the property. I have since seen photos of it on mainline NYS&... (more)
”Wouldn’t a fleet of these be better than worn-out SD45’s?”
Two Susquehanna trainmen are having a conversation by the world’s first microprocessor-based locomotive. The demonstra... (more)
Susquehanna power idles at the Binghamton engine house as a westbound manifest, probably train OIBU, approaches.
Three Roads, Three Builders
During the colorful Susquehanna era in Binghamton, New York, diverse gatherings of paint schemes and locomotive models were commonplace, but different... (more)
Still wearing the paint of Fonda Johnstown, and Gloversville parent, and by this time, Susquehanna parent, Delaware Otsego System, NYS&W RS2 100 shares a track with Susquehanna-painted RS3 104.
When the Incentive Per Diem bubble burst in the very early 1980’s, thousands of box cars that had never visited their home rails found a semi-permanent home there. Here Norwood & Saint Lawrence GE... (more)
While the Conrail local waits nearby, the Norwood & St. Lawrence crew works near the interchange.