All is quiet at Wilmington Shops on this 1981 weekend.
The nose of Wisconsin Central no. 1, the Francis. J. Wiener fills the door frame of one of the stalls at North Fond du Lac's diesel shop at WC's Shops Yard. The oldest loco on WC's roster, and the... (more)
NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service, does its duties of taking Metra Electric cars to and from Blue Island. Soon enough, NIRC 1 will not hold that title for long. With the 2... (more)
Delivered in November 1939 as part of Southern Pacific's third order for diesels, SP 1006 was rescued from a steel scrapyard some time in the late 80s or very early 90s. She has been loving restor... (more)
The 4PM museum train has very recently reached the northern end of its run, at 7th Street, and is now shoving south back to SCRM. Photo taken south of the 11th Street Crossing. Consist is an SP SW... (more)
Although this is listed as an EMD SW1, it's really an EMC SW1, from before EMC was purchased by GM. Beautifully restored by the folks at SCRM, SP 1006 has just shoved its train to the end of track... (more)
The end was approaching for the last remnant of the Boston & Maine's Manchester & Lawrence Branch as SW1 1129 returned to Lawrence, MA, with a short local freight. At this point only a few miles o... (more)
Soo Line SW1 320 at the Oshkosh Engine House in January 1973. This SW1 was built in September 1939 and worked for the Soo Line until November 1978 when it was sold to Great Lakes Coal and Dock. It... (more)
WC no. 1, the Francis J. Weiner wears a one of a kind color scheme in the newer dulux gold and maroon. The oldest loco on the WC roster, this was built as NYC 683 in Dec. 1941. It became CR 8480,... (more)
Flambeau Paper Co. SW1 at the Park Falls Paper Mill July 1985. This unit has no number that I can see and I'm not sure of the heritage of this SW1 either. This unit replaced a GE 44 Ton switcher. ... (more)
Cold at Cold Storage. On the frigid night of November 25, 2019, former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad SW-1 (211) now numbered as 8411 sits Chambersburg Cold Storage in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It se... (more)
Your Friendly Sand Man Green Dubuque Sand & Gravel EMD SW1 No. 537 sits on the company’s trackage at East Dubuque, Illinois, on August 21, 1994. The switcher was originally built by EMD... (more)
Pasta Switcher. This 1950s era switcher works the Treehouse Farms pasta plant outside of Columbia. It was built for the Chicago & North Western RR in 1953, then worked for NAEX for awhile ... (more)
November has arrived, and some fall foliage remains in Eastern Pennsylvania. Here Anthracite Railway SW1 735 rolls past a tree that hasn’t shed its leaves.