Outbound power consist has a variety known to older folks as “a duke’s mixture”. Anybody know the origin of that expression?
There is not even a trace of exhaust as the engineer eases a northbound train of empties into motion at the north end of the Heavener yard.
KCS 4736 is on the Fort Smith Dodger and seen here at Howe, OK. This unit was originally built as Milwaukee Road 183 in 1966.
A DPU on a very long southbound train.
A two-man crew uses ex-ATSF GP30u 2443 - which celebrated its 55th birthday in January 2018 - to shove 19 gondolas toward a tie-treatment plant a few miles west of Wister. This is the former CRI&... (more)
The return leg of the Fort Smith turn is almost back to the mainline at Poteau. The lead diesel will soon be 50 years old, having started life in October 1968 on the Penn Central. KCS once had a... (more)
Brand New in 1994. Union Pacific GE #9545 is only a few days old as it leads a coal train into Muskogee, OK.
KCS loaded coal train 3CKCSH22 leaves behind the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma, which comprises the Southeast area of the state. Originally, the entire state of Oklahoma was Indian Territory.
A UP powered CWEKC24 drifts past BNSF lead 3CKCSH22. Powder River Basin bituminous coal comes from both railroads to serve the many power plants on the KCS system.
This SB is moving quickly under one of KCS's high/wide detectors shortly after departing Heavener, OK. Rich Mountain, AR is just a few miles ahead.
A local job out of Tulsa is seen crossing over HWY 169 with sweet set of new rebuilds.
A pair of old school geeps, both still in Santa Fe paint, pull a short 18 car local south to Oklahoma City right before sunset on a rather warm first day of December.
A GE C4 adds both braking and pushing power to a westbound BNSF load of what looks like DDG. The train has just come off Curtis Hill, and is now headed for the open expanses of northwest Oklahoma ... (more)
Early in the morning, a trio of BNSF GEVOs rolls off the hill between the summit and Quinlan with an eastbound stack train in tow.