ALCO Safari Day 2: Elusive Creatures Second stop on my ALCO Safari trip was the Mosaic potash terminal in Rosemount, they roster an ALCO S-2 and lease a rebuilt RS-3. On a whim I made a sto... (more)
A former Terminal Railroad of St. Louis EMD SW8, now a St. Louis Car Company locomotive, sits at the Granite City yard. A little research showed this locomotive was built in May 1951. Still oper... (more)
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago had quite a few cars ready to head out of their Stickney plant this morning, so SW1's 2 and 3 had a busy morning and afternoon ahead.... (more)
55 year-old Con Agra 1134 (SW1200) works the yard which is part of the Commerce City Grain complex in Commerce City, Colorado.
CAGX 1134 (SW1200) works the Commerce City Grain yard north of Denver.
Veteran CAGX 1134 was built in 1966 as a SW1200 for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. It now works the Commerce City Grain yard north of Denver.
An ex-Port of Montreal SW1001 is switching tank cars inside the Axiall plant in the morning.
Working the Yard. This switcher apparently was built in 1957 for Sand Springs Railway, a Class 3 in Oklahoma. It worked for Sand Springs for many years before being sold to MVPX at some po... (more)
Waiting for an air hammer to clear a frozen switch.
A special appearance by a one and only beauty. Courtesy of management the unit was outside the gates for a few minutes for our edification. Every beauty has a best side or at least another.
A special appearance by a one and only beauty. Courtesy of management the unit was outside the gates for a few minutes for our edification.
Emerging from the forest on the former EJ&E Romeoville Branch (also known as "The Bug Line"), Hanson Material Service's SW900 leads three loads into the plant to be unloaded at the custo... (more)
A small tree has started to grow next to this 50-tonner, which hasn't been used or moved in quite a number of years.
A pair of old GE 80-Ton locomotives await an uncertain future at the Kentland Elevator & Supply company in Sheldon Illinois.