Two Milwaukee Road time freights meet in front of the yard office in Avery. Train 261 is about to cut off its Little Joe helper after crossing St. Paul Pass, while a 264 waits to depart eastward.
The enormous Espee Cab Forward, occupies a large portion of CSRM.
SP&S Alco FA-1 renumbered BN 4108.
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry., with two of the four F7A's own by the railroad.
As Northern Pacific’s pool Train 408 departs Vancouver, Washington and is about to cross the Columbia River into Oregon and Portland, SP&S Alco RS-3 81 uses the lead to switch cars.
Royal American Shows 1st section westbound at Elm Grove,WI. headed for St.Paul,MN..
Four SP F7 units are struggling with mostly lumber tonnage up the 1.8 percent grade at McCredie Springs trying to reach the Cascade summit and on to Calif.
Just days after being unloaded off a ship from Europe at Houston, Southern Pacific's second generation German Krauss-Maffei diesel hydraulic 9005 is paired up with an F-7 at Eugene, Oregon roundho... (more)
Snoqualmie Tunnel in the Cascade Mountains of Washington was completed in 1914. It served the Milwaukee Road for 66 years hosting everything from the Olympian Hiawatha to the "Dead Freights" of th... (more)
ACL diesel power at Florence, SC in this August 1953 view. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.
A north/eastbound manifest is seen on the bridge crossing hwy 58 on the Natron cut-off in the Casdade mountains.
A southbound manifest enters the BN's Klamath Falls yards. The train had been stopped waiting for clearance. Knowing how Alco's smoked when first notched up, we waited and were not disappointed
Boxcab that helped eastbound out of Butte has now cut off and is in siding as train continues east.