Two days prior to Christmas the E'town local is back to the main with a great little train.
P&L had given their pimply-faced troll of a RFS the rare day off to go to a meeting of RFSA (Railfan Frustration Specialists of America) and forgot two cardinal rules. 1. Never run a train in day... (more)
P&L was notoriously shy and almost never ran a train in the daylight. Fortunately I picked up a chase of this westbound empty coal train as it passed by the junction with the branch to Elizabetht... (more)
Another geep but no "bug eyes".
Just another "bug eyed" geep. I'm assuming people taped over that air intake because it fed the heater and was drafty.
These would have looked great in green or silver, maybe, at least, they'd have the logo straight. Nee MP of course.
One of gravel trains from the big quarry at Grand Rivers.
Boy, I wish these had made it into silver.
Things would just show up on the roster and in a few weeks disappear, you just never knew what would appear or how long it would be on the roster because VMV would get them in in running condition... (more)
I think this is the only one of this model ever acquired by the railroad seen here in the dying glimmer of sun at the engine facility.
A couple of oddballs are bringing a transfer cut to CSX, including three SD-50s recently overhauled by VMV. This was a great location.
Former Cotton Belt GP40-2 7273 waits for its new owners to give it a new coat of paint as sets in the yard at Louisville. Paducah & Louisville would also reclass the unit as a GP38-2.
Two of the this model, unique to ICG & PAL, are doing a little switching at the large industrial park in western KY>
LG1 rolls south through Millwood on a beautiful Saturday evening.
LG1 drops down the steep hill coming out of Black Rock. There are plenty of wonderful places to shoot on the north end of the P&L, if you're fortunate enough to find something running before dark.... (more)