The Artesia train eases out of the north end of Montgomery's West End Yard, headed for Tuscaloosa, AL and Artesia, MS behind 706 and a quartet of Paducah rebuilds.
Two very different GM&O F-3A's are sunning themselves outside the ICG locomotive shop.
Four EMD units, 3 GP30s and a GP35, all riding on Alco trucks, are northbound toward St. Louis in the short days of the year and the sun sets quickly.
Three years after the merger with IC, GM&O 645 still has its black and white scheme - including unusual nose lettering - as it shares space with an orange and white geep.
As a CB&Q switcher putters in Burlington's coach yard, GM&O Train 1, "The Limited," with E7 103A and E8 100A, leaves Chicago on Aug. 1, 1968, taken from railfan's favorite overlook -- Roosevelt Av... (more)
A southbound passenger train is stopped at the Dwight Station giving me time to get a roster photo.
A couple of crew members ride the footboards as they switch West End Yard. The ICG years haven't been kind to 502, which is losing paint about as quickly as it is gaining dirt and rust.
The daily Artesia to Montgomery freight has just crossed the Black Warrior River and is about to enter he Tuscaloosa yard. Te line swinging off to the photo's right edge is the connection track to... (more)
The power for the Artesia train - two former GM&O GP30s and an ex-IC GP9 - has been serviced and is rolling to the west end of the yard. They'll soon back down to their train, hook up, and then he... (more)
A few months into the ICG era, RS-1 1117 still looks pretty good, but the engine servicing area at West End Yard looks like Fred G. Sanford's back yard.
Southbound passenger train at the Station in Dwight, IL. Taken on Kodachrome II film with a Miranda G camera.
Chicago to KC train has come down the former IC and is about to cross N&W (Wabash) in northeast Springfield. In a few minutes it will curve onto a section of former IT trackage to cut across Sprin... (more)
ICG has been around for about three years, and that's probably about how long it's been since 513 has seen a wash rack.
GP38 726 will be the trailing unit on the train to Artesia, but gets to lead for a bit as the power is backed through the yard to couple to the head end.