A pair of Santa Fe Railway’s finest, a bit battered and bruised after repeatedly operating for thousands of miles at a time, poke their noses out of the shops in San Bernardino. Built in June 197... (more)
Fresh out of the paint booth, BN's Pulling for Freedom SD60M sits outside the Cicero Yard roundhouse awaiting its first revenue move. Tom Golden photo.
Pittsburg & Shawmut’s Brookville local picks up two loads from the loader at McWilliams, Pennsylvania. One crewman waits to re-bend the iron while two others are ready to make the hitch.
A rare Bi- centennial Baldwin AS616 Rayonier Number 76 rest outside the companies shop an a dreary day in the Fall of 1977. Photo taken with permission
Western Pacific Bicentennial GP40 1976 is seen at San Francisco CA on the actual Bicentennial July 4, 1976. The 1976 was built as WP 3541 in September 1971. Companion GP40 1776(WP 3540) was also b... (more)
Elgin Joliet and Eastern SD38-2 668 in Bicentennial paint at Joliet IL January 1976. Built in November 1975, this unit was delivered from EMD in white paint and the red and blue were added by the ... (more)
As seen from State Line Tower, N&W's bicentennial SD45 heads north toward Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
It’s enough to warm an old vet’s heart. The “Texas Eagle” rolls north, with Amtrak’s tribute locomotive proudly leading the way.
Seaboard Coast Line U36B 1776 is seen during the Bicentennial shoot for Kalmbach Publishing at the BRC 87th St. Yard in Chicago July 1975. The 1776 was built in June 1971 and was the very first Bi... (more)
Burlington Northern U30C 1776 at Missoula MT August 1978. Built as BN 5325 in April 1972 and repainted into the Bicentennial 1776 in April 1975. This unit reverted back to 5325 in April 1980. Denn... (more)
The Florida Gulf and Atlantic is the newest railroad in Florida now about a year old. Here the LCBA Baldwin Turn preps for departure.
Soo Line "Bicentennial" GP35 1776 at Schiller Park October 1975. James Claflin Photo from my Collection.
Soo Line "Bicentennial" GP35 1776 at Rice Lake WI October 1975. Built as Soo Line 727 in May 1965 and painted and renumbered to 1776 in May 1975. It was repainted and renumbered back to ... (more)
Santa Fe "Bicentennial" SD45-2 5700 at Corwith Yard in Chicago September 1975. The 5700 was built in May 1973 and painted in the Bicentennial scheme in February 1975. The 5700 was one of... (more)
Belt Railway of Chicago MP15 534 at Clearing Yard in Chicago October 1975. Built in June 1975, This MP15 lasted into the mid to late 90s wearing the Bicentennial paint scheme. James Claflin Photo ... (more)