Posted by J. C. Smith, Jr. on January 24, 2007 
This photo reminded me of a caption that David P. Morgan, of Trains Magazine, once wrote many years ago, to accompany a photo of an Atlantic Coast Line freight, headed by five EMD F-series A-units. His opening line was, "Did somebody call a cab?"
Posted by Ryan M. Martin on January 24, 2007 
A very sad photo. I wonder if these E-unit cabs were saved? Great for movies., themed restaurants or the entrance to my future planned) railfan train room!!!
Posted by John West on January 24, 2007 
Great even if sad picture.
Posted by Brian Hiscock on January 24, 2007 
Yeah, that's a sad looking photo. Good idea about making them an add-on.
Posted by Mitch Goldman on January 24, 2007 
This needs a viewer rating - like PG35; "Not recommended for viewers over 35" "Disturbing scenes" Nicely captured, quite sad. If they offer buy one get one free, Erik, let me know - I'll go halfsies!
Posted by David Wheeler on January 25, 2007 
If only I was alive to see these beauties in action :(
Posted by Luke Sharrett on January 25, 2007 
I second that David.
Posted by Bryan S on January 25, 2007 
I always liked the classic lines of the E-8 cab - but those "safety stripes" made these kind of ugly.
Posted by Nscalemike on January 25, 2007 
Wonderful image...but sad that they are just rusting there...assuming they've since been scrapped into a Hyundai or Kia.
Posted by Bob Bunting on January 25, 2007 
A very sad sight indeed. I was able ride directly behind one from Chicago to Aurora, with three friends, a few months before they were taken out of service. If you can talk them into buy one get two free I'll go threesies. Great picture. Bob
Posted by SGK on January 25, 2007 
If they talk,if we where to think of them as "human" if you will....Do you think they reminise of days gone by? If they`ll ever return to the rails as some kind of rebuild? Or could it just be that is our way of letting a memorable locomotive "rest"? Alls I know is it will be a very VERY sad day when the last SD40-2 of BN desent has met this same fate,hopefully many years from now.
Posted by Tom P. on January 29, 2007 
An old neighbor of mine was an engineer for the BN and use to orperate the E's. He passed away some time ago and now I guess it's time for the E's.
Posted by Tristan Garrett on January 29, 2007 
What a sad sight. Brings a tear to my eye.
Posted by Adam Weddle on January 29, 2007 
Nice shot, but sad subject.
Posted by RailFreak78 on January 29, 2007 
Wow, as a fan of "The Rock" and many others including BN, Seems Silvis has a lot of the "END" pics I hate to see. To bad Rail companies never offer this stuff as auctions so the railfans can buy some history :)
Posted by Joe Musolf on September 24, 2010 
Ryan, that is a brilliant idea. If I ever become a millionaire, I'm going to buy a cab like this and make it the entrance to my mansion. I can dream, right? That being said, this is a sad picture, especially considering that a lot of the locomotive parts have probably been melted down by now.
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