In a never-to-be-repeated scene, LR&W's C420s and GP7 103 ease onto the UP for the short run over to the yard in North Little Rock.
Two Rock Island GP7 units are idle on a hot July 4th holiday in Little Rock.
UP 1692 & 1659 lead a 55 car empty ballast train over the Arkansas River. In 1929 Missouri Pacific rebuilt the Bearing Cross Bridge as we know it today. Photographed at 14:30.
This ex-MP unit carried its house on its back. Actually that is a rock deflection. And yes, there is a place called Big Rock, not nearly so famous as that aforementioned miniscule monolith.
Rock Island SW8 #834 resting at Little Rock, AR on a damp May day in 1975.
Union Pacific's DD40X 6938 stands guard at the front of the Jenks Locomotive Facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas
Two Alco C420 locomotives make their way across an old wooden trestle bridge alongside the Arkansas River in Little Rock
I got to spend a few months in Little Rock and found a shortline paradise even in those days. RELCO was one of the few leasers in those days. Back in the 50s, when the anthracite industry tanked... (more)
I like the d'turbo'd units. They sound better.
3063 and sister units bask in the warm December sunlight.
UPY 852 and 859 push a cut over the hump at Union Pacific's Broadway Yard in North Little Rock, Arkansas
Rare bird. Taking out the turbo may have robbed 500HP but sure helped the sound.
For a while after the demise of RI, this train went to Perry. Today's lead unit is really unusual, a newly rebuilt deturbo'd GP-35, one of five on the railroad. Sound was much improved. Hey, do... (more)
Named unit C.M. "Charlie" McClarnon, rare for this type as is the four stack feature. Less than a month left.