The Line Forms Here...Tucked away in the Arizona desert near Benson is a spur with a long deadline of locomotives - reportedly, almost 300 of them stretching for about three miles! ... (more)
What a Recession Looks LikeA visit to Southern Pacific's primary yard and shop complex in Los Angeles, Taylor Yard (located just north of downtown), during the 1973-1975 recession p... (more)
Thirty-Three Years of Service to the SPRetired from the Southern Pacific roster on January 8th, 1987, SW900R (some call them SW900Es, but I'll defer to what Joe "Mr. Espee"... (more)
Reagan Recession StorageA downturn in the economy in the early 1980s caused the Union Pacific to store power that was deemed surplus in late 1981. Much of it was stored in the warm... (more)
An interesting collection of locomotive models occupy the deadline at Chamberlain.
Looking like a model railroader's kitbashing project, Rock Island GP40 4710 sits in the deadline in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in May 1985. The deadline is made up of former Rock Island and Wes... (more)
The Q2 Duplexes are reported to have been retired by '51 (wiki), but John was told that they died 6 months prior to his arrival in Crestline. Let the debate begin. Here are the largest non-artic... (more)
A huge assortment of stored Conrail engines could be found at East Altoona in the late 80's. Most wore faded blue paint, but there were still a few in PC black and even one or two in EL and Readi... (more)
A pair of patched SP SD40M-2s sit at Proviso Yard waiting to be moved west to Sterling for storage.
A former mainline of mid america SD40-2 sits at the head of a long string of retired EMD's from IC, WC, GT and CN. With the recent shots of similar units being cut up, the future doesnt look brigh... (more)
A long string of interesting units occupy s the deadline at DeButt's yard in Chattanooga. First up is MP15DC 2420, which must have had a major problem to end up here. Of interest are the three GP5... (more)
The former BCOL 3604 is bound for the scrapper in Georgia, as it's been relettered ASDX.
DM&IR SD40-3 417 and all sorts of CN family units of different heritages sit in the deadline at Homewood.
WC GP40 3006 leads the deadline at Homewood. Unfortunatly the economy is hitting hard and causing a lot of the remaining WCs to be stored.
Ottawa Central RS18s 1865 and 1828 sit in the deadline at Homewood.