Shooting the Western Allegheny RR had to be done in the longer days of the year. The day would begin between between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the engine house in Kaylor. With a set of power on eac... (more)
A westbound Western Allegheny RR freight drops downgrade near Hooker, PA on August 24, 1979 with F7A No. 728 and a F7B.
A westbound Western Allegheny RR freight slows to make a pick up of empty ballast hoppers near Buena Vista, PA on August 24, 1979. Back in 1979, real money was being sunk into the Western Alleghe... (more)
A westbound unit coal train enters the yard at Loyall, KY on May 30, 1978, led by SD40-2 No. 3579. This was a time of change. There were plenty of unit coal trains and they would be the future o... (more)
L&N C420s No's. 1325 and 1353 idle away in the engine terminal at Loyall, KY on the night of May 30, 1978, awaiting their next mine run assignment.
L&N RS36 No. 910, mated with a slug, rests between shifts at Loyall, KY on a steamy May 30, 1978. No. 910 began life as Tennessee Central No. 301. L&N had some interesting slug sets. They did a... (more)
In the late 1970's, L&N was hit by a coal boom that left it in need of any and all power it could get its hands on. SCL's Alcos were somewhat orphans in its roster, so its entire fleet was transf... (more)
A westbound L&N unit coal train passes near Blackmont, KY on the CV Subdivision on May 30, 1978, led by SD40-2 No. 3579.
A westbound L&N coal train crosses at bridge near Hazard, KY on Nov. 13, 1977, led by C420 No.1329.
L&N power lays over in the engine terminal at Loyall, KY on the evening of Nov. 12, 1977.
A westbound BN unit grain train eases down the west side of Marias Pass and the abandoned station at Blacktail, MT on June 5, 1990.
Westbound BN manifest No. 603 climbs out of Browning, MT on June 5, 1990 with three SD40-2s.
The morning fog had almost lifted as a LTV Steel Mining taconite train unloads at Taconite Harbor, MN on June 20, 1997. The ore boat "St. Clair" was taking on a load.
A northbound empty taconite train crosses a trestle near Cramer, MN on June 20, 1997, led by F9A No. 4211.
I will always remember June 2, 1990. It was the day I learned a lot about Montana weather and necessity shopping at K Mart. This Virginia boy had just left the world of short sleeve shirts only ... (more)