I guess if the Gulf of Mexico is considered the Atlantic Ocean, then we used to have a transcontinental railroad. I think that's green. It would have looked better if I didn't have to think so h... (more)
Originally L&N, ex SBD an early repaint that has had a rough life already.
This will never happen again..... P960 the Return to Service Inspection Train glides along the Pensacola Bay shore. This is the first time in 11 years that Amtrak has ran along this route. The ro... (more)
For the first time in over a decade, Amtrak passes thru on its way on the Sunset Route in the Florida panhandle. The train stayed overnight in Pensacola before heading on east to Jacksonville, Flo... (more)
An old former L&N warrior awaits another assignment.
Yeah, it's BNSF, but it doesn't say so and it on the Gulf Coast, where it shouldn't be, which is neat. This one used to be in "Kodachrome", see elsewhere on this site.
I guess it's an northbound train, anyway it's heading north toward the main at Flomaton. Coming here was always an objective during vacations to Ft Walton Beach.
Taking a little turn this former SLSF unit is far from home. This location used to be good for a varied string of 4-axle power. It was undoubtedly the farthest outpost of the BN which used to be... (more)
This is another unidentified oldie from my collection. The scene is almost certainly L&N’s eight-stall roundhouse (with 75-foot turntable) at Pensacola, FL. Such a calamity pictured here was actua... (more)
Back with Burlington Northern was a transcon this for Frisco unit was in the engine facility. They were common there after the merger.
With a thunderstorm about to arrive CSX 7577 leads
its train into Pensacola.
The eastbound Sunset Limited makes a station stop at Pensacola.
This is the after picture. See 262419. Turntable failed and the good old railroad ingenuity kicked in. It's not an armstrong table but a "forklift strong" turntable.
The before shot. This gentleman was kind enough to spot units for me several times. Today he's started turned this ex-SLSF unit on the turntable.