Getting ready to depart
Waiting outside the shop: One GP15-1, one SD45 with "L" windshield, 5 ancient U25Bs, 2 GP38-2s, and two U30Bs.
Headed for Springfield from St Louis
Headed for Springfield from St. Louis
Headed for Springfield
Baldwin 4-8-2 Mountain, built in 1926 for the Frisco. Engine was restored between 1985 and 1988 and operated in excursion service until September 2002. One of the reasons I came out to the MOT w... (more)
Frisco, Burlington, and Chicago & Illinois Midland engines at the Museum of Transportation. 1621 was built by Baldwin in 1918, 9908 was built in 1939 by EMC, and 551 was built by Lima in 1928.
St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (FRISCO) SW7 #303 in East Thomas Yard. #303 was built January 1951 and later became Burlington Northern #78 and later became Schusters Express (SCHE) #78
Frisco #113, is taking on fuel and seems to be getting the royal treatment with four maintance workers buzzing around this GP15-1.
I was used to seeing these in the early 70s on the old AB&C in Georgia but was pleasantly surprised to see this one coming out of the locomotive washer here in NC. Locomotive washers, a part of t... (more)
Back in the days when those "shock absorbers" and no springs on that truck looked rather subversive.