A d/b-less MP SD40-2 and two B-boats head a train out the Kansas Pacific at Salina.
Best laid plans... I assumed incorrectly that this train was headed out UP's Kansas Pacific main, so I positioned myself to catch the two WP GP40-2s - recently demoted from the Feather River main... (more)
In Amtrak's early days, the Floridian was generally short enough to be handled by a single E, like this B&O hand-me-down getting its windshield cleaned. The train would grow for a couple years, t... (more)
Ex-L&N GP38-2 and ex-C&O B30-7 team up on northbound local. In days of yore, Auburn University handled rail deliveries at the small warehouse at left edge of photo, and on a short unloading trestl... (more)
No business this day for Auburn University - last shipper left in the downtown area - so the southbound (westbound in pre-CSX days) local bops past at a good clip.
A C&O GP40-2 waits beneath the coaling tower for its next call to duty.
The local slows to enter the passing track at Dalby, led by what I believe is an ex-Southern Railway locomotive (5164?).
This southbound mixed freight had a newly-refurbished ACe as the trailing unit on headend (4007) and another as dpu (4016), while the crew occupied a slightly less pristine UP AC45CCTE. Lots of g... (more)
Dinosaur 1143 brings a half-dozen cars around the curve just outside the yard at North Dardanelle. The GMD-1 was built in Canada, and spent 40 years there before heading to Arkansas to put in ano... (more)
An NS train heads for Albany behind half the company's B36-7s; all still wearing Southern colors.
That dark, wet section of long hood indicates all is not well with 3819. In fact, it has been shut down since near Leeds, leaving the trailing B36-7 and B30-7 to struggle over the hilly former Ce... (more)
Good variety in this dpu set on a southbound loaded KCS coal train, including an oddball SD70M.
A single SW1500 shares the engine facility with 10-12 B-B road units. The recently-filled turntable pit occupied the area of bare ground just in front of 2590.
An elderly GP7 powers a short work train just south of downtown Dothan. The crew is picking up salvageable materials along the right-of-way.