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.
In the late 1970s on SCL's former ACL main through the Carolinas, U36Bs powered all of Auto-Train's monsters, as well as most of SCL's UPS and other intermodal trains. On 'lesser' trains, there w... (more)
GP16s - GP7s upgraded by SCL's Uceta Shops - lead a southbound freight through Loachapoka's urban core.
On a lesser traveled BN route (that I believe no longer exists), this freight is passing Wood River tower. I think the train is on NS (ex-IT/SL&A) rails at this point, and is moving toward Alton... (more)
An A&NR crew works their yard on the west side of downtown Lufkin. The gate in the foreground controls movements over the right-angle crossing with UP's former SP main, which is just behind the ph... (more)
Switch crew serve a downtown customer (Macon Telegraph?) on trackage that would be removed a few years later. That is Southern's mainline to Atlanta above 1328.