A Great Western Railway passenger special powered by GWR EMD SD9 No. 914 passes a farm between Johnstown and Officer Junction, Colorado, on April 1, 2003. Great Western business car No. 1, the “... (more)
Norfolk and Western SD9 2349 was built as Nickel Plate Road 349, ultimatley becoming Norfolk Southern 52. It was repainted into N&W colors to honor the late Dale Elder, who was Bellevue's Terminal... (more)
Escanaba & Lake Superior SD9s nos. 1224 and 1220 rust away nose to nose at the shop facilities near the waterfront in Escanaba, MI. The units began life in December 1956 as RSMX 1220 and 1224, and... (more)
Burlington Northern SD9 6107 and SD9 6114 are seen switching Bridge Yard in downtown Duluth May 1975. SD7/9s were pretty uncommon for switching duties in Duluth on the BN. These six axle EMD roads... (more)
Great Northern SD9 573 and sister SD9 587 rest in the bitter cold at Belknap St. Roundhouse in Superior January 1969. The 573 has lived a full life since being built in February 1954 carrying 5 di... (more)
SP switch jobs layover early Thanksgiving morning in Roseburg during a rare eight inch snowfall.
NKP #358 sits in the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society shop and is being restored to operating condition. This SD9 was one of twenty delivered to the NKP in either April or May of 1957 for u... (more)
Penn Central SD9's 6900-6924; former Pennsy 7600 series. PC 6904 and 6906 in yard and hump service, and SD9's seldom saw mainline freight work.
BN 6117, former Great Northern SD9 no. 590, sits at Brook Park, MN. The engineer is relaxing in the cab while the morning Badger arrives and lets off a couple passengers on its way to Duluth. In t... (more)
Things feel "just right" in this 2018 scene as a black-widow painted EMD SD9 sends up a plume of exhaust and the engineer brings the throttle back another notch as the Candy Cane Express... (more)
An eastbound passenger special crosses the Nehalem River in Oregon's Coast Range during fall 1991. The curve across the river marks the northernmost point reached by Southern Pacific.
An eastbound passenger special rolls along Nehalem Bay in fall 1991. The train would cross the Coast Range and terminate at Banks.
An eastbound POTB freight train crosses the large timber trestle over Oregon Highway 47 near Buxton. This trackage is now out of service.
A pair of former Southern Pacific Cadillacs work the Trask River Lumber spur. The Port of Tillamook Bay's industrial park is housed in a former WWII Naval Air Station that was a blimp base.
BN 6102 and GN 679, one of two passenger GP9s owned by Great Northern, wait for their crew at Superior, WI before going on an afternoon assignment. In September 1970 it was still possible to see n... (more)