An interesting consist of a GP40X, SD40 and a GP60 leads 160 west into Louisville on a grey winter day.
SP GP40X 7231 at the SP Taylor Yard in Los Angeles.
It wasn't unusual for new SP power to pass through Silvis on it's way west. This GP40X caught my eye one day as I was headed home from work at the Silvis shop. I had my camera with me however the... (more)
In the early days of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad’s existence, it was often hard to tell that the Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe had merged. Such was the case on October 9, 199... (more)
One of the four SP GP-40X units lead an eastbound manifest.
Santa Fe 3807 leads a westbound manifest on the south track at Cajon Summit. The tower for the high voltage power lines is under construction on the right. A lot has changed at Cajon Summit sinc... (more)
Santa Fe tried many combinations of locomotives to pull it's York Canyon, NM to Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA coal trains, often in solid sets. One of the last combos they used was six of their ten ... (more)
Union Pacific’s SD45’s always appealed to me, with their flared radiators and two-digit numbers in a fleet that numbered in the thousands. Unfortunately, they eluded me in my few visits to the UP ... (more)
A 991 train roars upgrade toward tunnel 3 as it heads east through the valley east of the long bore. On the point is a GP40X, one of 10 Santa Fe took delivery of. The 991 was one of the hottest tr... (more)
Santa Fe GP40X No. 3807 leads an eastbound manifest near the west end of Cable on Tehachapi Pass. According to one engineer, these could be troublesome unit to run. Despite that, railfans liked th... (more)
A pair of Bluebonnets head west out of Hodgkins with Y HOD102.
Bluebonnet and H1 geeps rest in GM yard in Hodgkins.
Southern Pacific GP-40X 7231 sits in the diesel service area in Taylor Yard. Photo taken with permission.
TP&W's LaHarpe Local approaches the P&PU yard lead by a GP40X and a GP20. Note the experimental high adhesion trucks.
TPW 4056 and MMRR 2057 depart the Manistee yard for an all night adventure to Baldwin and return. The 4056 is new to MQT in the last few months.