The Thermal Belt Railway's motive power rests at the company's yard in Bostic, NC.
SP 1006, a beautifully restored SW1, looks sharp this warm, spring afternoon as it takes part in a mini "run one" session. Folks visiting the Southern California Railway Museum were invi... (more)
CNW 1278 was always a favorite switch engine to see around Eau Claire and Altoona in the 1960's and early 1970's. Usually it was parked between runs at Eau Claire, but one of its chores was to han... (more)
On a extremely cold winter morning, CSDX 3 shoves empties into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation plant in Stickney.
In September 1984, near East St. Louis, the yard parallel along 14th Street in Granite City, Illinois, at the south end of the sprawling complex of Granite City Division of National Steel hosts a ... (more)
After dumping 13 cars, #3 makes its way to the mainline to prepare its runaround of the train. Closing in on its 69th year of service, #3 has been handling the brunt of the work for the past month... (more)
Shortly after passing under the Indiana Harbor Belt mainlines, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago makes an afternoon run with 7 loads for the fields. With SW1 #3 leadin... (more)
On the first day of March, one of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's venerable SW1's shoves a train of empties into one of the loading tracks of the Stickney plant.
As the snow melting process continues from the milder temps, the Sanitation District heads west through McCook with an afternoon train of 13 loads. From here, the train is a little over a mile fro... (more)
That's a load of crap! On a beautiful winter's day, an afternoon run to the Willow Springs drying fields is made by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. SW1 #3, closing ... (more)
Finally, a sunny winter's day with the Sanitary District of Chicago SW1's. When the MP15DC (#4) started doing all the work in 2016, the SW1's slumbered away in the shops. Many wondered when they w... (more)
Tom Golden photo.
The Allentown and Auburn 206 shifting the yard at Kutztown at night time.
RPCX SW1 738 sits under the St. Louis Wheel at St. Louis Union Station.
SOO SW-1 320 crosses Fox River. 320 was local switcher kept at 1 stall engine house in Oshkosh. The 320 is now at the Duluth Museum in SOO black scheme.
Joyce Norton Photo