Local V19 is getting it’s train together for the day. Soon they will go across town to switch some industries on a remnant of the old Virginia & Southwestern. I’m surprised 1644 apparently has n... (more)
I’m always a sucker for a pretty face but for this one, not so much. Roundhouse scuttlebutt was that these were embargoed due to being built with no collision protection in the front. Present st... (more)
The turntable is a degree or two from indexing as one of the great faces in American railroading fills the frame. Note the little fender below the pilot. I wonder why they added it.
Hard to think of them as old but here is an old unit getting ready to drop his hump slug to go pick up an RP15BDM to be positioned for photographs.
Originally CRIP >CNW >RRC Unit is good to see again in this tiny yard, in a tiny town in rural Buckeye land. A bucolic remnant of B&O and DT&I.
Just in from running the passenger this rarity is headed to the barn.
Looking like a string of flatcars with a trackhoe on one and a control cab on each end this piece of equipment rolls east on the former NKP main. Unit is obviously on an old GP underframe. It lo... (more)
Southbound stacks coming fro Waycross is meeting northbound containers on a bring brisk South Georgia winter day.
DPU on a southbound limestone train, all cars marked OFOX but leased to Residco. I’m assuming this was scrubber stone for some power plant.
Yet another southbound merchandise train rumbles by our our location, the former B&O Caboose where we spent the previous night. Walk across the tracks and enjoy a great BBQ lunch. Not a bad way ... (more)
If you only use one beam you get a classy cover for the other opening. How many other locomotives have had the same job since 1952? Number 1 is a mascot of sorts these days.
Finished with switching at the paper mill east of town, two ex-NS units with tastefully chopped noses struggle with the days produce heading for their small yard.
Having finished some switching north of town the local is dragging its way back to the yard, stretching to the horizon.
What an odd combination in this era, 54-year old dinosaurs working with the latest products.