A pair of ex-KATY GP7's are parked at the Sabine River & Northern Railroad shops in Orange, Texas. SRN 1751 was built as MKT 1504. SRN 1759 began life as MKT 1503. Both were built in 1950.
Train 100 eases down the steep grade coming into the hollow with an afternoon Christmas train in tow. The railroads’s former C&O GP7 does the honors for the season.
Christmas, Florida style. O&NW's Polar Express rolls along the old Sorrento Branch. At one time, the branch continued all the way into Sanford. Can you imagine the potential for commuter rail o... (more)
Crescent is where the B&M - D&H trackage splits 9.7 miles west of Mechanicville. My notes are incomplete but retired B&M dispatcher Wayne Hills suspects this westbound is a "short turn"... (more)
1912 approaches Tavares whilst working the 1140 Polar Express from Mount Dora
Hoosier Southern GP7 467 arrives at Troy with the Polar Express Christmas Train.
Two Erie Lackawanna veterans, GP7 1234 and SW1200 459, are on the engine tracks of the former Lehigh Valley’s Coxton Yard. While processing this photo, I realized that the top of the Sullivan Trai... (more)
Erie Lackawanna GP7 1233 is tied down next to the stone roundhouse in Bangor, Pennsylvania. I don’t know the circumstances, but it appears that the veteran EMD has a freshly repainted short hood.
Conrail is well over a year old, but a lot of operational changes are still in the planning stages. The former EL Lackawanna Cutoff is still intact, and through trains still pass through East Stro... (more)
Just outside of Wilmot near "Barker's Creek," GSMR 777 and 1751 lead an eastbound Tuckasegee River excursion toward Dillsboro. Later that afternoon 1702 will haul the 18 car consist back... (more)
GSMR 777 and 1751 lead an eastbound Tuckasegee River excursion through the community of Whittier.
GSMR 777 and 1751 lead an eastbound Tuckasegee River excursion up the 3% Ferguson Hill with a 18 car consist and steam locomotive in tow.
The 2018 edition of the Polar Express is utilizing the Sorrento Branch for their runs into Tavares (while the excursion trains use the mainline). The North Pole is along Lake Dora. #1912 is event... (more)
The 2018 edition of the Polar Express is utilizing the Sorrento Branch for their runs (while the excursion trains use the mainline). #1912 is eventually planned to wear the SAL "Citrus"... (more)