PNLX, an original Western Maryland EMD SD35 #7436 sits outside at the East end of the Western Maryland Scenic Railway Yard just West of Carpondale, WV
Back when freight moved on this grade a northbound train is preparing for the climb. Excuse me if I don't show up to see the bicycles. Photo by Leroy Robl. From my collection.
Crossing Tehachapi Creek between Woodford and Walong, the engineer of an eastbound Southern Pacific freight gives a friendly wave as the train climbs over the Tehachapi Mountains, with a typically... (more)
ACL>SCL>SBD>CSX unit demoted to yard duty but it did not have to suffer the indignity of losing the turbo and dynamic brakes. There's a shot of the other side somewhere in here.
7436 was one of the side bonuses on last February's TRAINS charter....and I am told it hasn't turned a revenue wheel since, having broken down with computer issues on the charter. The other unit,... (more)
On April 17, 1979, my friend Paul Wester and his dad Pete Wester took me on a roadtrip to Horseshoe Curve. Back in those days, climbing over and around the hills there was far more acceptable. Her... (more)
The 2,500 horsepower EMD SD35 can easily be identified by two large radiator fans with a small fan between, same as on a GP35. On October 10, 2005, Montana Rail Link SD35 No. 702 is assigned to th... (more)
Former CR unit on an EB mixed freight. Photo by Mike Dolenski. From my collection.
KANSAS CITY KS May 2 1982 -- Norfolk and Western SD39 1502 leads a UP mixed freight with the Kansas City skyline as a backdrop.
SRY 385 is in charge of the Valley Turn with 5 cars in tow.
Interesting trucks on this unit. They are the old style. Note the "tabs" on the truck casting between the axles. These were more common on earlier 6-axle units.
Penn Central's Enola yard.
Precision Locomotive Leasing SD35 #7536 sits at the end of a tail track at the WMSR shops awaiting its next call to duty.
Western Maryland Scenic has become at least a temporary home for two WM veterans, rebuilt SD35 7436 and SD40 7471. I was hoping one of them would be assisting 1309 on my trip, but alas, it was the... (more)