My all-time favorite F unit in its finest form, lights, dynamic brakes, icebreakers and snow plows, reprising its former role, leading the "San Francisco Zephyr".
CN has positioned a number of air repeater cars at their former DM&IR Proctor yard as cold weather nears. The side-dump cars are also used seasonally in the winter to move limestone from Duluth to... (more)
If fresh paint of the victor this old unit is bringing to an end a fine railroad and is an integral part of the era of the “rust belt”.
Easing along, an interesting consist. Photo by Gary W. Zeitler. Note that Manufacturers Railway insulated boxcar in the background. It proves that it’s okay to raise the roof if it means you ca... (more)
No dynamic brakes “burglar alarm” bell. Not the way I would have go but hey, it’s interesting so vive la difference. Photographer unknown. From my collection.
In the heart of grain country reliable small power would congregate. Unknown photographer.
Cash strapped Northwestern was eager to pick up power wherever and provided a home for many great “orphans” like the ex-MKT re-engined Baldwin. Photographer unknown.
Two of NSM's new (ex-CSX) SD70ACe units ease a loaded taconite iron ore train into the yard at Silver Bay. On the left is the silo for tailings that are loading into side dump cars and moved to a ... (more)
On my way to USAF Survival School we took a few days for some railfanning. The railfanning was fun, the school, well, not so much. This unit is actually BCR but bears the old paint scheme.
Call it the little engine that got no respect. Former NPBL unit was acquired by NS along with sister 1231 around 1988 but neither appear on most NS rosters. Leased to Louisville, New Albany & C... (more)
Gloriously unrebuilt and fully equipped with that remarkable “ashcan” light this beauty idles in the sun. There must be a story behind that paint job.
Transferred from the C&O to what was already almost a “paper railroad”. This unit sits among probably fifty units shut down for the holidays. I was there for only the second time last year. Sad.
Nothing on the slide. From my collection. Cumberland, MD maybe?
Nice details, extended stack, dynamic brakes, number boards. Can’t figure the horn placement though. Muffled on one side and likely distinctly unpleasant in the cab. Obviously this unit has bee... (more)
A westbound Penn Central freight behind a three-builder lashup of two U33Bs, a Century 430, and a GP40 enters the yard at Selkirk, NY.