CNW 8510,8034,UP 6111,6134 have an eastbound load near West Myles. Three units were more common at the time on CNW jobs with at least one C40-8 normally leading the way.
CNW 8519, UP 9151, 6160 are cruising along at a pretty good clip as they start to pick up speed after dragging a coal load over a fair sized hump on the way to S. Morrill.
Conrail finally figured it out, railroad-wise and paint scheme-wise and of course they went away. The sill stripe made the paint job.
Being in the railroad equipment business was interesting but often we grabbed a shot when we could and pressed on the the next meeting. This is an eastbound on the ATSF.
This was a great place to watch trains without the hassles of Indianapolis. Conrail was rather exotic for a short trip.
Hard to imagine but in 1990 a solid set of UP power on a coal train in the Powder River Basin was more the exception than the rule. CNW normally added at least one unit to all the power sets that ... (more)
Near the end of a long spring day CNW 8514, UP 9152, 6168 head an empty train back to the mines near Logan. This area is either triple or four tracks wide now and catching a standard cab unit on a... (more)
By 1990 the Soo Line was long gone from my Upper Michigan haunts and the WC still held little interest to me with the mixed power sets of units roaming the area in their former owners paint scheme... (more)
A southbound CSX unit grain train was passing the former L&N station at Paris, KY on Oct. 26, 1990 with three C40-8s.
Valentine's Day in 1992 finds a trio of fairly new C&NW C40-8s stopped with a coal train meeting a rolling sister (8539) leading empties back to a mine at track speed. A crew member is positioned... (more)
The pushers on a northbound coal train pass the old N&W offices in downtown Roanoke. Some 25 car lengths ahead of the pushers the train can be seen veering off to the north, heading up the Shenand... (more)
NS train detouring over the former Clinchfield.
A Coal train having just loaded at the mines enters the Orin Sub at Reno Wy.