Santa Fe H-12-44TS no. 542 is at Corwith Yard shortly before retirement. This was one of three units (541-543) that were purchased to handle passenger switching, thus equipped with a high short ho... (more)
Santa Fe FM 557 handles switching of former Santa Fe power for Amtrak at Archer Avenue Yard south of downtown Chicago. Amtrak acquired a number of Santa Fe F unit relics to help them take over San... (more)
47 years ago this photo of two FM's side by side was not unusual at Butler Yard........but on July 25/26,2019 the UP BIG BOY will be there......NOW THAT'S UNUSUAL!!
The 743 works the shops back in the late 70's switching the wheel shop on the right and heading for the old coach shop towards the middle of the photo. The blue haze in the air is from the FM swit... (more)
Santa Fe Fairbanks Morse H12-44 handles switching duties at their former Archer Avenue Yard. At this point it is used to handle Amtrak passenger equipment used for Santa Fe route trains to Califor... (more)
A spotless Fairbanks Morse switcher assigned to Fort Carson works the DRGW interchange in Colorado Springs.
Milwaukee Road FM switcher 731 idles with a pair of F7s at Janesville, WI in September 1972. This unit features the steam locomotive inspired cab roof extension over the end of the cab as well as ... (more)
1973 I took an extended trip west in my Maverick with my Collie and made an early morning stop in Chihuahua at the shops.
Current progress on our H-12-44, Visible to the left.
I'm guessing at the year but it was early 70's when MILW 755 tangled with a load of steel and lost it's cab. Here it sits next to a tender from MILW S2 213 at Round House#1.I can't remember where ... (more)
Three of the four recent acquisitions by the Museum of the American Railroad here in Frisco, Texas
Milwaukee Road FM h12-44 switcher no. 731 is at the Janesville engine servicing area between assignments. The unit would last until early 1976.
3 FM's face a dismal future as they rest in the weeds west of Waukesha, WI. The Central Wisconsin RR Co. took over these ex-MILW tracks. Eventually, this would become the WSOR mainline, but the FM... (more)
Before 557 was assigned to a GE Dash 8-40BW, it was assigned to this FM H12-44, which was nearing the end of its career in this view at Corwith Yard, Chicago.
Ex Yankeetown Dock, ex NC Ports, this unit may never have operated on OHCR. Jerry Joe was a collector.