Poking its front end out at the Lacrosse,WI. round house is the Milwaukee 690. Apparently the once 690A cow/calf locomotive has lost its A-Unit designation and its B-Unit.
The CCT's main and the SP's Ione branch crossed at Herald,CA.. The wheels of CCT and SP trains once polished the rails of the Herald diamond. Looking at Google Earth today the diamond sits removed... (more)
Well hidden near a grain elevator at Galt, Illinois, are the remains of Grand Trunk Western 0-8-0 8305, which last saw service as Northwestern Steel & Wire 05 in nearby Sterling. Her future is un... (more)
An Azcon self-propelled crane moves a loaded gondola into position to be picked up. The crane's "junk yard dog" condition looks fitting considering the environment it works in.
As a Harbor SW9 brings a string of coil cars south toward the junction east of the Gibson Yard roundhouse, a CMNW coal train transitions from the east-west IHB main to the north-south Conrail Kank... (more)
Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, passes through West Rocky, Colorado, on the afternoon of March 25, 2014. Carrying the markers is private car Sierra Hotel, a former Budd-built Dormit... (more)
Reading Railroad Alco FA-1 #303A and RS-3 #519 doing pusher service on an eastbound iron ore train. As was the practice with most of the first-generation road diesels, Reading's FA's became candi... (more)
The Pine infested foothills of Central Georgia serve as a perfect setting to capture CSX B30-7 5560 leading Q549 on a clear summer day. After making a pickup and set off in Manchester, Q549 is now... (more)
By the 1980s, GARR's six-day-a-week freights between Macon and the mainline at Camak generally were just a few cars long. On this day, #30 will clear the bridge before the exhaust from the GP40 up... (more)
Like the covered wagons it was getting late in the game for the FM's too. A lot of the FM oval builders plates on the front of the locomotives started disappearing being replaced on some with a Mi... (more)
Milwaukee Road Engineer Andy Toth takes one of the French Turboliners out of the Milwaukee Depot for its run to Chicago and St.Louis.
The BB 15000 were and still are very good 25KV-50Hz locomotives. Many have been modified for push-pull service and many more have got new liveries. They are limited ... (more)
The Norwood hostler puts away #2's power and readies local power for the day's work in Green Bay.
Four steam locomotives gather at St. Louis, Missouri, on June 14, 1990. Cotton Belt No. 819, Norfolk and Western No. 1218, Union Pacific No. 844 and Frisco No. 1522 simmer the night away under the... (more)