Like viewing a masterpiece at an art museum, here is the last U25C in existence; well, actually at the time the 2500 had not yet been scrapped, so almost. It was the last to run, having caught th... (more)
Through freight 864 sits in the siding at Big Stone Gap for a meet with a southbound coal extra.
The first six-motor units to ever operate on the "south end" of the former Cumberland Valley Division drop downgrade with fast freight 66 to Corbin. A U25C is mated with two SD35s on the point. No... (more)
A northbound Merna Turn is rolling at track speed by the old commissary and post office owned by my great, great grandfather Chavies. He fathered 12 children during his 96 years on the Earth (litt... (more)
At the higest point on the Penn Central in New England. Conrail is just gearing up and PC units along with sister units from EL have teamed up to bring the old Penn Central out of the dark ages.
Four L&N U25Cs are loading one of the earlier flood-loaded unit trains--the Merna to JacMac (Georgia Power) train. The 16-notch throttles of the GEs were useful in shoving upgrade on the 3 to 4 pe... (more)
In 1991 2501 was the the last U25C in service on the LS&I with 2500 preserved in Marquette MI.
A mid-day passenger train (the westbound Juniata most likely), climbs Horseshoe Curve with some help. From another angle, see the eastbound Juniata, Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: GE U25CLocation: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 6511Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April, 1966
The head brakeman on this northbound is on the front platform with red flag in hand, ready to flag across the Kilbourne Ave crossing. The 1523 is an ex-Oro Dam R.R. unit.
An ex-Northern Pacific U25C plus two more 6 axle GEs hustle an empty westbound coal train beneath the EJ&E bridge on a fine June morning some 35 years ago. Scanned from a Kodachrome original slid... (more)
Early "stealth"---L&N's all gray dip--necessary to get power out of the paint booth faster and back on the road to ease its motive power shortage.
Unit coal train climbing upgrade in the snow at Blackwood, on trackage dormant since 1986.
Southbound mty hops take the siding at Jackson to meet a northbound coal train.
Inbound mty hoppers pass L&N's first U25C on a northbound coal train.
Early flood-loaded unit train at Merna, using four 16-notch throttle GE U25Cs loading upgrade on a 3 percent hill.