Yes, that is a coal seam in the upper background above my favorite CSX GE.
This unit started out on L&N as evidenced by the extended range d/b. On this day it's shut down waiting for work train duties. A four axle anything around here results in considerable railfan in... (more)
Former Conrail unit waits for work.
Originally L&N and then SBD, this early phase U30B was actually on the point of a southbound freight doing some switching.
Nee SAL, ex SCL, ex SBD. I never before noticed the little strap between the electrical compartment air cleaner box and the cab. Is that only on early 40s?
Actually a slightly pre-CSX experimental paint scheme.
Newly repainted and probably on borrowed time, this unit is far away from the high priority freights it was purchased for.
Jimmy Durante, after a smaltzy joke, used to say "I got a million of 'em". CSX ain't got a million of 'em but if you live in East Tennessee or western Virginia it sure seems like it. Thi... (more)
Fairly rare anywhere these were regulars here, from the days when C&O bought them.
L&N acquired only four U28Cs. They were later upgraded to 3000HP and fortunately looked unchanged.
One of two genset switchers assigned to Chicago.
A face only a mother could love?
The beautiful little mike is ready for another trip into the trip into the cathedral that is the center of the redwood forest.
Originally L&N, built in the Family Lines era and one of the few that had a high headlight.
Dead and shoved to the end of track was not a sign of the demise of this unit. These would carry on a few more years.