Sometimes, even after 41 years of railfanning, you see something you've never seen before.
New Year's Day in Houston was very quiet on the rail lines ... resting in a small (ex-KCS?) yard are two leasers, with Houston's skyline in the distance.
A pair of UP locomotives awaits clearance, while a colorful string of Case equipment rolls off the NS onto IHB rails, bound for Gibson Yard and beyond.
A rebuilt switcher, designated a TC10, switches on the south side of Chicago. See comments below for more details.
Rattling through the ArcelorMittal complex in Whiting/East Chicago, IN. Lots of detail to see here.
This is the first time I've seen a train (to memory) on the EJ&E branch wedged between the ultra-busy NS Chicago Line and the now satisfyingly active ArcelorMittal (ex Inland Steel) Plant tracks i... (more)
Beautiful PS-4 SRR #1401 is crammed into the transportation wing of the Smithsonian, where it has resided for decades. It is in excellent condition, cosmetically, but will not likely ever see liv... (more)
Some newly painted switchers, and an (apparently) brand new slug mated with #1123 wait for more work on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Idling at the station house on a sunny Sunday.
Nice looking switcher locomotive.
Entering Abo Canyon from the west.
Lots of colorful power at the east end of Canadian Pacific's Franklin Park/Bensenville yard, compared to a prior morning with almo... (more)
The westbound Canadian cools its heels at Jasper, while VIA 6425 has been traded out and benched, awaiting its next duty.