UP has brought two of these relatively new slug sets to Albina Yard. From what i could dig up, most of these are rebuilds of former Missouri Pacific SD38-2s.
After playing a gig with my band Supernatural Beavers at the Museum, i checked out the yard including this original NP F7A. Extremely cool collection and live music on Saturdays following the trai... (more)
After UP has been repainting the holdouts from the mergers and its own fleet aggressively the last few years, this patched Souther Pacific motor is a welcome sight. Former SP 280 has been hanging ... (more)
BNSF 2088 still retains it's classic BN colors as here, switching Green Transfer & Storage in North Portland. The facility receives steel loads frequently. 2088 and sister BNSF 2096 have had PTC u... (more)
UPY 356 was built as CNW 6865. This new slug set includes UPY 456, a former MP SD38-2 converted into a Slug known as a PS6B. The slugs rely on power from the mother unit but provide a higher maxim... (more)
A large portion of Coos Bays former power awaits disposition. New units have arrived on property as of September in a new company paint highlight of teal, instead of white.
I ran into into another one of these units this year at the former McCloud railway here: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/704763/
These yellow units were painted this color by US Steel in Pit... (more)
Built in 1952, this AS-616 has regained its former SP number. After leaving the SP system, the unit worked the Oregon and Northwestern, an eastern Oregon lumber railroad until the closing of the m... (more)
UP stored power consisting of mostly dash-9s and SD9043MACS. 9766 was formally CNW 8662 and was recently repainted.
Oakland bound coal loads cross the famous Keddie Wye on a late summer afternoon.
Locomotives that once pulled the California Zephyr rest at the Portola Railroad Museum.
On Friday the 13th, an eastbound stack train rolls into Home Valley with a Fakebonnet bringing up the rear. Credits to Jeremiah Lietke for previously photographing the spot!
Built in 1952, this veteran GP7 works for the Santa Maria Valley Railroad as it drops empty cars in the Guadalupe Yard.
Recent increase of capacity of the Zenith oil terminal has brought backlash from local environmental groups and increased numbers of Canadian oil trains to the Portland area.