During the 1986 Blue Mountain & Reading Railfan Weekend, BM&R’s ex-PRR E8’s ease through Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania.
Reading 4-8-4 2102 and Blue Mountain & Reading 4-6-2 425 double head a southbound train at Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania during the 1986 BM&R Railfan Weekend.
In 1984, Santa Fe acquired eighteen ill=fated SDP40F’s from Amtrak, removed the steam generators, regeared them, and designated them SDF40-2. Here one of the freshly-rebuilt units approaches Albuq... (more)
The power of a westbound thirty-nine car Santa Fe TOFC train pours it on as it makes the assault on Glorietta Pass at Rowe, New Mexico.
A Classic Santa Fe caboose brings up the markers on a northbound Santa Fe train at Ilfeld, New Mexico.... (more)
With eighty-six cars of mixed freight in tow, a northbound Santa Fe train on the Raton Pass line passes through Ilfeld, New Mexico.
An eastbound Santa Fe freight on the Raton Pass line roars through Romeoville, New Mexico. A clean GP50 and B36-7 are leading four filthy SD39’s and a C30-7.
Our 1985 trip west found us spending the night in Las Vegas, New Mexico. We were headed for Abo Canyon the next day, and we hoped to get a train on Glorietta Pass. In the morning, we heard a westb... (more)
A northbound train of empties with mixed Santa Fe and Burlington Northern power passes through Spruce, Colorado.
Northbound empties roll on the Joint Line at Larkspur, Colorado. A Santa Fe C30-7 conforms to the BN mold of SD40-2/U30C/C30-7 power for Powder River coal trains.
Sour Milk Tonight
With a 6:30 train on Strasburg’s schedule at this time of year, I headed over to Carpenter’s Cemetery to get the classic shot. There was a sizable herd of Holstei... (more)
Two Santa Fe SD40-2’s give an assist to a southbound Burlington Northern coal train on Colorado’s Joint Line. Here they cross the Santa Fe-branded trestle at Larkspur.
After shooting a southbound Santa Fe train on the bridge at Larkspur, Colorado, we dropped down to roa... (more)
Crossing perhaps the most-photographed railroad bridge in Colorado, a southbound Santa Fe manifest passes through Larkspur, Colorado.
An Atypical Joint Line Coal Train
A lone Santa Fe GP20 rolls a single coal hopper, most likely a bad-order repair, through Larkspur, Colorado. This consist is quite a bit smaller t... (more)