7 Tilden approaches Eagle Mills.
A pair of ex-BN U30C's run light power back to the Tilden Mine.
The 7 Tilden Job arrives Eagle Mills with another load of Taconite behind a pair of U30C's on this perfect Autumn morning.
The 7 Tilden Job heads by Empire Mine at Palmer with loads for Eagle Mills.
The 11pm Tilden Job heads back towards Eagle Mills with a pair of U30Cs.
11pm Tilden Job heads through Eagle Mills Jct on its way to Tilden Mine. Apparently, the LS&I has been using the U30C's on the Tilden Jobs rather often, so go get your shots now!
A pair of Seaboard units are headed east out of Barr Yard with a stack train as they cross under the IC mainline. Tom Golden photo.
a westbound RI grain train comes around the connector at Sheffield Interlocking on the east side of Kansas City
Owned by CSX at this point but still looking good. Happily they omitted the reporting marks.
Well into the CSX era, their painters haven't got to this former-L&N jewel still earning its keep in familiar territory.
SB coal with an old veteran.
Gillette has a nice park displaying several pieces of preserved mining equipment; this U30C is included with the display.
Well, at this point it's actually CSX but we don't see any evidence of the "C&O Clone" and this ex-L&N unit looks pretty good early on a summer morning.
It's spring in some of the driest country in the US and because railfans came it's overcast and cool. Sad to see the operation shut a few years later. The railroad appears to be still there, tho... (more)
The new crew of this eastbound WP manifest inspects its power in the yard before boarding.