Wearing its fourth paint scheme, Black River and Western RS3 1554 stands near the engine house in Ringoes, New Jersey. The Alco began life as Jersey Central 1554, wearing the CNJ’s green scheme wi... (more)
A Dorchester (Junction) Turn out of Loyall, KY claws upgrade at the mining community of Blackwood, VA in 1965. This was the second of two such southbound trains that evening with coal destined for... (more)
Three days after Christmas 1964, the first trick yard crew makes a move at the south end of the yard at Loyall, KY. The building on the left is a motorcar shed, while the distant building holds th... (more)
Hearing these two old warriors gurgle while pulling a few cars around the yard made my 1000 miles trip worth it!
Idling next to a wrecked tank car that is in the Bethlehem engine terminal for unknown reasons (perhaps to be cut up), Lehigh Valley “hammerhead” RS3 #211 waits for its next assignment. The unusua... (more)
The usual gaggle of Alcos fronts L&N's daytime Norton, VA to Corbin, KY through freight number 66. This was a time of transition in the company's diesel liveries, so you see examples of the origin... (more)
Southern was fond of shuttling all types of road freight units from the Carolinas down to Pegram Shop in Atlanta for inspections or running repairs. The best way to get them there was to stack the... (more)
Batten Kill Alco RS-3 #605 leads its train south along the Owl Kill in White Creek, NY. The train is on its way to the Pan Am Southern interchange at Eagle Bridge.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Western Maryland Alco RS-3 No. 195
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) began producing road switchers starting with the RS-1 in 1941. The RS series (Road Switchers) were similar to ALC... (more)
Susquehanna RS3 101 couples to the Stourbridge Line excursion train as it is readied for its return journey to Honesdale.
The museum's restored Also RS-3 in MOPAC colors looks fine at the "Rails At Night" event.
Amtrak ALCO RS3 114 and 136 were Pennsylvania 8604 and New york Central 8291. I shot them at the Amtrak facility at the old New Haven Northup Avenue yard.
Who's that 6 year-old railfan? That's me armed with the Instamatic camera and Kodachrome film (yes, they made Kodachrome for Instamatics). By 1976, I would move up to a single-lens reflex. My f... (more)