Ersatz Monon but looking magnificent the lead units of the "Fair Train" are outside on a beautiful winter day. Photo by Mike Dolenski.
Back to back buttheads on a local freight. I love it! And one in this B&M inspired scheme. Maine weather, not so much.
Cute. No frills. I bet this thing was a rolling sauna in the Mississippi/Alabama summers. I've always wondered what the curved handrail on the side of cabooses is for. I've never seen it used f... (more)
Wood! That's what it's all about on the M&B especially back here in the pre-Big Orange days. Here a local is doing some work. Interesting line to follow. Pretty much BFE all the way.
MCCORMICK, ASHLAND CITY AND NASHVILLE was one of several names carried by the former Tennessee Central track west of Nashville after the incredibly shortsighted and anti competitive breakup of tha... (more)
In the latter years a butthead was hard to find (not as hard as an SD38-2!). I was glad to see this over ever near sundown.
I always wanted to watch these working but most I've were dead. Originally B&O, ex C&O. Photo by Dave Petke, from my collection.
I was about to give up on ever seeing a three porthole Phase I F3 when we spotted this thing. Last one also.
It took some chutzpah to go with a white locomotive paint scheme, or was it Murphy's law. Hey, it was interesting. Photo by Dave Petke, from my collection.
Originally owned by DRGW this old veteran has fresh paint that belies her advanced age as she prepares to ascend the grade from that last operating coal mine on the line.
Originally a PC unit, then CR and the leasers. Photo by Tony Vanier, from my collection.
Rebuilt by ATSF and looking good in a second hand paint scheme. One of these lasted for years after the others as something like a mascot. I wonder what happened to it. Photo by Dave Petke, fro... (more)
Originally SP, this unit is now confined to a more restricted region.
They offered me a ride but I had to be somewhere. Lousy luck. Unit was leased.
Photo by Tony Vanier, from my collection.