A once in a life time opportunity. A friend of my father's, Nils Huxtable of Steamsceenes publication made an arrangements with Utah Railway management to have the Utah Railway F45 lead. The night... (more)
This happened to be my lucky day. We were on our way home from an Altmont weekend at the Issac Walton Inn. We stopped on the MRL to try and catch a train. What do we get but a train lead by F45's ... (more)
NORMAN OK June 12 1978 -- Santa Fe F45 5910, F45 5925, U25B 6606 and a U23B lead train 503 under clear skies.
WC 6654 brings a cut of ore jennies thru Empire Junction in June of 1997. Once home to CNW FM's and Alco's, regular runs to the Empire Mine have ceased as the mine has closed. Only a limited stock... (more)
EMD F45 No. 391 leads Montana Rail Link’s ML (Missoula to Laurel manifest freight) through the Bonita Tunnel No. 5 at Bonita, Montana, on September 2, 2003.
MELROSE NM May 25 1980 -- ATSF F45 5903, two SD26s and another cowl unit lead a westbound mixed freight onto the single track toward Belen and its next crew change.
Utah Railway F45s No. 6613, 6606 and SD45 No. 9147 load a train of UP coal hoppers at the Plateau mine at the foot of Gentry Mountain on Aug. 13, 1985.
In a scene that looks vastly different today, WC F45 6654 crests Byron Hill with a southbound freight. This line is now CN and double tracked. Helpers however, are still sometimes used p the hill.
When the Susquehanna won the right to run haulage trains over Conrail’s Southern Tier line between the Southern Division in Little Ferry and the Northern Division in Bing... (more)
BN F45 6620 leads an EMD trio of six axle units on an eastbound manifest at the west end of Baring, WA on the 243rd anniversary of George Washington's birthday. The train will add helpers about 8 ... (more)
BOVINA TX Jan 1974 -- This has to be my favorite paint scheme for Santa Fe F45s.
Not long after sunrise, a pair of Santa Fe cowls leads Amtrak No. 3 up the eastern slope of Cajon Pass.
A Splash of Color in a Drab YardOn July 24, 1986, the Interstate Commerce Commission would put the kibosh on the proposed Santa Fe-Southern Pacific merger. At Santa Fe's San Bernar... (more)
Utah Railway F45s No. 6613, 6606 and SD45 No. 9147 lead the Wattis Turn out of Martin Yard on Aug. 13, 1985.
Compared to the C&NW, UP's and WC's ownership of the ore lines north of Escanaba were short lived. So seeing a FP45 on a loaded ore train was quite a catch. WC 6654 ducks under the M35 bridge and ... (more)