A Lot of Horsepower for a Transfer RunA quartet of six-axle Alco diesels (C628s and C630s) heads east out of the Southern Pacific's West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on a... (more)
A Sled Where It Never SnowsAmong the engine sets handling switching duties at the Southern Pacific's large West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on March 2, 1975, are SP C-63... (more)
Waiting for the winter to pass.
Classic Alco and EMD power, with the 5308 making like a steam engine during the 1991 Reading and Northern Railfan Weekend. No. 5308 was built by Alco in September of 1967 as Reading Class RSA-14;... (more)
Working the yard in Norfolk, Virginia, in November 1984, is Norfolk & Western C630 135 and 6-axle slug 9903. N&W 135 was built by Alco in September 1967 as N&W 1135. The slug was built in Novemb... (more)
A big Reading Alco Century 630 smokes it up while leaving Port Clinton for Cressona Yard during the 1991 Reading and Northern Railfan Weekend. No. 5308 was built by Alco in September of 1967 as R... (more)
When I began photography, the N&W, the SP, and the CP were still running Fairbanks Morse H-24-66 Trainmasters, but their territory was prohibitively beyond my range of travel. As a result, this is... (more)
Doing what Alco’s do best, Norfolk & Western C630 1133 shoves hard on a heavy cut of loaded hoppers at the Lambert’s Point coal docks, as it belches black smoke worthy of a steam locomotive.
Of all of the types of yard power that I have encountered over the years, the Norfolk & Western switchers at Lambert’s Point in the early 1980’s were my favorites. Taken out of road service, but n... (more)
VIA's Canadian was still using CP Rail east from Winnipeg when this photo was made at Kenora, ON in June 1983. Montreal Locomotive Works M630 no. 4729 idles away as the passenger train makes its s... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Bringing in train from Hagerstown, MD
The pride of Reading Tech, C630 5308, poses at Temple, PA during the Blue Mountain and Reading 1988 railfan weekend.
The Reading's first Alco Century C630, christened as the "Rocket II" (with a nameplate below the cab) heads west in this scene scanned from a slide from the collection of the late Hen We... (more)
In steam days, Union Pacific was one of Alco’s best customers, turning to the Schenectady, New York, builder for the Northerns, Challengers and Big Boys that were the epitome of modern power. With... (more)