The closest I thought I would ever get to an FTB is this repurposed derelict. Looking at the connections I suspect this might have earlier been a Locotrol receiver car. Arguably the most histori... (more)
As the harbingers of spring timidly peek out from their buds, a light drizzle falls from chilly clouds cloaking the steep ridges south of the former Southern as this westbound local descends the ... (more)
Yes Virginia, locomotives do lean, to one degree or another.
Commonplace boring at the time.
The local was headed eastbound this afternoon when a fire developed in the dynamic brakes. Fortunately they were almost right next door to the intrepid volunteer fire department of this tiny town... (more)
Imagine my surprise at finding this one one a kind just by chance one day on a visit to the yard. Never figured out the bulge on the side and why the unit sounded like an RS-3 instead of an RS-11... (more)
Yes, it’s probably a reproduction but it’s class nevertheless, especially when today’s multimillion dollar products get a tacky peel and stick label. IMHO that just says something about us.
Oh, yes we do understand Annie. Take the best product of the first generation, make it better, and she’s still on the job almost 65 years later.
Has anyone done a book on the GP10? They are ubiquitous products of a great rebuild program and deserve recognition for longevity, superior service as well a looks, if you disregard the “frog-eye... (more)
Back when they still had some reputation a matched of a late model EMDs wheels a northbound mixed merchandise train through the city at a good clip.
As I recall this was coming thru the former C of G Yard. There so many in those days I still marvel that they are gone. The show was over by 1974 though.
Something about the Alco trucks makes these look better. Photo by Tom Sink. I miss him.
Northbound inbound train on the CSX to nowhere, the former SAL main, now truncated in northern North Carolina. This train would run to the north end of the yard and back in, the default way of do... (more)
SOO got 10 of these very early version 30s (Note the little fairing between the engine compartment and the radiator). Photo by unknown.
Looking resplendent in one of the best cheapo paint jobs, this new unit is out back at the old enginehouse.