Luckily, the heritage unit trails. At first, I was a little disappointed that the Penn Central heritage unit (NS 1073) was third out on this loaded grain train. Not long after this shot was... (more)
A September 1984 night line up of Burlington Northern equipment at Centralia, Illinois. On the left is the local switcher, SD9 No. 6180, along with the locals’s caboose. On the right, a freight pr... (more)
These SD60's are prepped for the paint shop and now are parked outside waiting the next step. The GMTX 9075 is tagged to become the CN 5030 once it receives it new paint job. Takes about 5 days to... (more)
The next SD60 to be put in service on CN will be this CN 5420. The unit will get final touches done tomorrow before the unit spends the day in the yard getting the bugs worked out. Centralia is wo... (more)
This E-unit has been out of service for over 1000 days, but rumor has it that it is in Centralia to get a new paint job. The GTW 4620 is waiting outside the shops too for a new wheel slip transduc... (more)
These SD60's were built in 1986, and now 26 years later they will get a new life for CN. These 3 SD60's have been modified to CN standards and now are prepped for the paint shop and are just waiti... (more)
1 of the 2 CN painted E-units is parked outside the Centralia shop. Photo: taken on CN property by CN employee.
The next 2 ex-EMD SD60's to be put into service on the CN is the 5420 and 5432. Here this 2 units sit in the shops getting all the final touches put on and ready for testing. As short of power as ... (more)
NS local with an ex Southern GP38-2 running as the train gods intended.
Eastbound NS train 111 from Kansas City makes an appearance at the BN in Centralia.
Great looking Illinois Central E9 on display at the Centralia Amtrak station. Ex. CBQ 9938.
Trailing DPU on a southbound coal train.
A pair of ex BNSF units await the paint shop at Centralia Illinois where this old faded warbonnet will get a fresh coat of CN red, black and white.
A couple of newly repainted CN Dash 8s await a few final adjustments before they will be put into service on the CN.