Photog John West....from my collection.
There are GM automobiles as far as the eye can see in the open racks of a train approaching Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania at Bennington Curve. On the next track, Santa F... (more)
How often can the crew hang out of the cab, and see their own rear end device. What I believe to be captive power to Colton yard. With SDP45's on the ends, and a SD9 and I believe an SD39, The odd... (more)
I don't know the back story of why these these two beast were in town. SDP45's 3207 and 3201 are at the Salt Lake City, Union Pacific depot, hooked to Amtrak 314. If you were standing in this spot... (more)
Ex-EL 3638 SDP45, one of two Erie Lackawanna locomotives to wear a Bicentennial paint scheme, stenciled and renumbered CR 6669 SD45, is seen on a bitterly cold winter day.
Not often does one get a clear rear view of GN's Big Sky Blue scheme on an SDP45. BN 9863 shows off the simple wrap around striping and the rather plain rear nose that housed the steam generator w... (more)
BN is one month old, and life at St. Paul Union Depot still feels like the Great Northern era. Amtrak has yet to arrive, so GN's newest passenger power, SDP45 no. 332 still mates up with older F u... (more)
Westbound Erie Lackawanna TOFC/COFC train led by four SDP45's at Akron, Ohio in July 1975. No photographer listed on slide.
BN EMD SDP45 6597 ex-Great Northern 331.
Having recently returned from Amtrak service, all the SDP45 locomotives were being assigned to the commute pool allowing the retirement of the last of the FM Train Masters.
Griffith Junction in 1975. View west. Note the waiting five (5) man crew.
No longer pulling the Big Sky Blue Empire Builder, BN 6596, (x-GN 330), finds its new life in hauling freight. Here it is picutred with a U33C at BN's Seattle Interbay locomotive facilities in bet... (more)
Still in its Erie-Lackawanna heritage colors but having received Conrail stenciling, CR 6688 was erroneously listed in Conrail's initial locomotive roster as an SDP45.
The western limit of the Pennsy catenary has slowly crept east since this shot. An original Kodachrome slide from my collection; the photographer was not specified.