Originally from the Chessie System, now equipped with radio control and economy air conditioning (a white roof) this unit is serving as a yard switcher.
Just like older humans, reduced to yard service. This one began on L&N. Note the builders plate intact and an older type headlight housing.
The pumpkins were pretty neat. The lineage is something like this ACL>SCL>SBD>CSX.
Many shortlines have needed the "OUCH" reporting marks but the Ouachita Railroad has them. The 1200 HP EMD roadswitcher was not accepted in the US but fortunately we now have a few of these nice ... (more)
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.
The Harrisonburg yard was quite full today with these for units in the normal tie down spots while two more NS & two UP units brought up the rear near the old depot. But what caught my eye the mos... (more)
Discussion among the crew before heading west from Lewistown.
A former military switcher now hustles tourists on the Sierra Railway
6093,8552 have a freight southbound sitting in Hamilton yard.
A rare combination finds the last two DM&IR-painted/lettered units assigned together on the E-Lead Switch at Proctor on a rainy morning. This assignment is typically handled by SD38-2s 211, 212 an... (more)
Unsure of the linage of this unit, but a MNA SD40-2 rests on a quiet Sunday morning.
Many argue FEC's new paint scheme is the most attractive. Living in FEC country, I think KCS EMDs dolled up as "Southern Belles" look mighty fine!
the ash train returns empty to load again.
a loaded 16-car train with ~100 tons of peat for the power station stumbles over the switches in the inbound Yard.