In the heart of grain country reliable small power would congregate. Unknown photographer.
Cash strapped Northwestern was eager to pick up power wherever and provided a home for many great “orphans” like the ex-MKT re-engined Baldwin. Photographer unknown.
The only one painted into blue, this old veteran rests in front of the ramshackle engine facilities of one of the last of the legendary Southern short lines.
WB intermodal AKA “The JB Hunt Train” cruises thru the middle of the beautiful rural campus of Emory & Henry college after passing “dead-on-the-law” #127 at CP Washington, a couple of miles east ... (more)
On my way to USAF Survival School we took a few days for some railfanning. The railfanning was fun, the school, well, not so much. This unit is actually BCR but bears the old paint scheme.
Class and style, two things mostly lost in America, still exist at firms proud of their accomplishments. Two stuffEd and mounted units and two old L&N cabeese in a park like setting make a helluv... (more)
Looking good after many years and enjoying a distinguished retirement.
Call it the little engine that got no respect. Former NPBL unit was acquired by NS along with sister 1231 around 1988 but neither appear on most NS rosters. Leased to Louisville, New Albany & C... (more)
Gloriously unrebuilt and fully equipped with that remarkable “ashcan” light this beauty idles in the sun. There must be a story behind that paint job.
Back when the mills and foundries and factories still created a haze this cab hop is roaring north. I only got one shot. Must have been the end of a roll. Remember those?
Transferred from the C&O to what was already almost a “paper railroad”. This unit sits among probably fifty units shut down for the holidays. I was there for only the second time last year. Sad.
Nothing on the slide. From my collection. Cumberland, MD maybe?
My MP pal, who undertook to offer a welcome to a young Air Force guy by showing me around the oddball (on MP) GE behind him. In the few weeks I was there I got a couple of cab rides around the te... (more)
They had some stick-on lettering problems.
Across town the Rock Island was dying.