Not the first time I've photographed an A-B-B-A-A set of GP60's, but definitely a first on a freight in Washington in BNSF H3 Paint.
You never knew what you were going to get for a power consist in the years following the big mergers of the 90s. UP or C&NW leaders were the norm for UP trains between Ogden, Topeka and Chicago ac... (more)
BNSF Railway local R-CAL0151-29I, the "San-Jac Roadswitcher," has completed their work in eastern Riverside (railroad "east," that is, as it is on the north side of the city) a... (more)
As the sun appears over the San Bernardino Mountains, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway train Q-NYLA (Quality Network [TOFC/COFC]; East Coast [CR Connection in Ch... (more)
An "almost A-B-A" set of Santa Fe GP60s winds around Tehachapi Loop. Things are not quite as they may seem. The GP60 trio is actually in helper service, so at this point they are assis... (more)
The brakeman on BNSF 146 radios the engineer on the BNSF 122 to move into the BNSF yard to pick up another string of cars for switching.
BNSF 146 and BNSF 122 prepare to head back into the yard in San Diego to pick up another string of cars to switch. In the background is the the big United States Navy shipyard.
Like a red-tipped arrow, Santa Fe GP60M 111 leads a westbound downgrade toward Seligman, as seen from the old Route 66 overpass. Just around the curve in the distance, the original mainline via Pi... (more)
Yesterday (03/17/2023)'s BNSF First Watson has finished its work at the El Segundo refinery, and had lunch, and is now on its way back to Torrance, where it will do more customer switching before ... (more)
Now relegated to local service and awaiting its next assignment, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway GP60M 106 is the former Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 106, built in May 1990. This locomotive is... (more)
A matched pair of GP60Ms in dynamics slow their train on approach to a red signal further down the line.
These two locomotives were once part of Santa Fe's "Super Fleet", but now they... (more)
Led by EMD GP60M No. 125, Santa Fe’s 791 train enters Houlihan’s Curve west of Chillicothe, Illinois, as it quickly descends Edelstein Hill on May 11, 1991.
General Motors Electro-Motive Division constructed 63 GP60Ms, all for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe. They were the first new locomotives delivered in the Santa Fe's then-new "Superfleet&quo... (more)
Santa Fe hot shot. Four GP60's with a pig train. With a new GP60M out front. (Tom Ellis photo).
BNSF's Chewelah Turn M-CWHSPO heads south through Valley, WA on their return back to Spokane with an all ex-ATSF set of A-B-B-B-A GP60's.