Detroit Edison bought a fleet of U30C’s and SD40’s to ensure that Penn Central would not delay coal shipments to their electric generating stations due to unavailable or unreliable power. Here... (more)
SOO struggled with seasonal power shortages and occasionally 912 would be called out of Gladstone with a singe unit or lose a unit to a 911 that was having power problems. Normally an extra would ... (more)
UP train using KCT trackage rights Sheffield interlocking
Burlington Northern GE U30C No. 5908 leads an eastbound coal train at Broken Bow, Nebraska, on July 19, 1985.
Southbound C&O train passing through Fostoria
BN 5342 and two C30-7s are ready to head east from Alliance, NE towards Grand Island and Lincoln. If lucky they will get underway before the background storm hits town. this storm was part of a sy... (more)
N&W U30C #8000 at South Yard in Roanoke, VA in this May 1977 scene.
DE coal train Toledo
Those U30C's sure could smoke! Or maybe it's the Lima 2-8-4 that's on the next track.
There aren't too many places currently where you can see an operating U30C!
A U30C is teamed up with SD40-2 on a westbound freight climbing out of the Mississippi River valley in Davenport. This Kodachrome was processed in February 1977.
A trio of C-Cs - including a Family Lines U30C, L&N SD35 and CN SD40 - heads through Hopkinsville on their way to a rendezvous with a coal train.
On a beautiful June morning, five UP U30Cs lead a WP manifest eastward around the Williams Loop.
Early on a beautiful summer's morning, five UP U30Cs lead an eastbound WP freight along the Middle Fork of the Feather River.
Rounding the famed Tehachapi Loop is a four-unit helper set, consisting of three Southern Pacific U30C diesels and one SP SD40. (October 22, 1972)