A northbound train hopper train back in the days when they were much more plentiful. Photo by Dave Petke.
Originally SCL, patched with its new owner's reporting mark.
I looked to see who owned it first but the screen said "Server to busy". At least someone is working.
Good old ramshackle Haley, how we miss it, with its railfan guest book, friendly operator and three busy railroads. Here a southbound freight, probably the daily Louisville train, is rattling pa... (more)
It appears that winterization hatch is needed as the old beast drills some freight cars. Photo by unknown. From my collection.
In 1976 SP borrowed some BN Locotrol Masters and slave cars in an early effort to institute unmanned helpers. The only testing I saw was on Beaumont Hill. Evidently it didn't work out. No compl... (more)
Imagine my surprise when during a furtive little drive and a "hardy hi you silver" found this beast sitting, waiting for its run. Got him on the road and the sun was great, but on the wrong side... (more)
Yes, this is Bliss just outside the fence at the Fort. I hope you've been to Bliss somewhere else 'cause this one ain't so much. WB mixed freight.
A fine example of the ill-fated "Kodachrome" paint scheme this unit also has something called the "5 Cab" for cabooseless operation on locals. Photo by Dave Petke. From my co... (more)
Not sure of the actual location. Not on the slide. I was a furious chase from Redlands. They must have held him somewhere because he had a good roll on at the orange groves. It's all morphed s... (more)
Actually somewhere on Christiansburg Grade the Queen shows why that first chill in the air makes steam special, so please think outside the summer box. Has it been forty years?!
In the rich dying light of a nice day, rounding the curve, an inbound ICG train has had to stop to meet an eastbound Paducah & Louisville freight.
In the rich dying light of a nice day, rounding the curve, an inbound ICG train is preparing to stop to meet an eastbound Paducah & Louisville freight.
A former GM&O unit in the rickety engine facility. Photo by Mike Dolenski.