A layover netted me a great day of picture taking. Here this old ex-GN unit shuffles cars as it has for years.
An SD7 and many other locos idle at BN's Clyde yard in Cicero Illinois.
Nevada Northern SD7 401 is switching the Ely yard
Highball from the local
Three SP SD7's rest outside the NWP's Willits roundhouse in August of 1966. turntable was located behind the building and can be seen the the open door. This facility has since been razed.
SP 1518 (The first SD-7 built) rolls an 8 car ballast train through Johnson Siding westbound. The train was unloaded along the mainline in preparation of surfacing work to the track.
This string of about a dozen SP locomotives is moving light, between Taylor yard and SP's West Colton Yard, about 50 miles east of here.
The sad condition of the leased power is indicative of the grim condition of the "new"publicly-owned Northwestern Pacific. It would not be long before the FRA would close the railroad down for nu... (more)
Anyone who has ever lived or, like me, worked in any part of California's Central Valley will know the term "Valley Grunge". A cold, wet, high, fog from which you can never warm up. Under a specta... (more)
For many years, the mainstay switching power for the Roseville facility were SD7's working in pairs. This shot is at the Western end of the yard known as Antelope
SP SD7 #2740, still wearing its "ashcan" headlight sitting in front of one of the rotaries at the engine pit in Sparks.
The engine for the Peavey Grain Elevator just west of Jamestown.
Milwaukee Road SD7 # 507 at the Des Moines Union roundhouse. DMU was a joint MILW/Wabash operation.
Two Dakota Southern high-hood SDs stored out of service at Chamberlain. No. 522 is the former Milwaukee Road 2222, built in 1953.