The Rio Grande had complained for some time that Utah Railway's Alco powered coal trains were too slow on its mainline across Soldier Summit. To remedy the problem, the UTAH established a pool pow... (more)
A pair of SD40X's are used as hump power at North Platte's Bailey yard. Photo taken by James Claflin.
One of two of UP's non flaired radiator SD40X's. Here it sits at Kansas City. Photo taken by Bill Folsom.
A derelict SD40X sits at the Cheyenne turntable surrounded by a collection of MofW cars. The unit was built in 1965.
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, has crossed over the SP diamond at Colton and is headed toward the Santa Fe yard in San Bernar... (more)
This is somewhere between De Queen and Mena with a northbound train I chased all the way, much of it at less than 10 MPH. In the bad old days KCS coupled up everything in Shreveport that was boun... (more)
Before production began on EMD's new line of 645-engine diesels, there were various test bed diesels constructed. Commonly called SD40X diesels (and, less commonly, SDX40s) by railfans, EMD simpl... (more)
KCS power resting at East St. Louis back in late 2006.All of this power is probably razorblades by now.
KCS SD40X #702 (the SD50 prototype) sits in Heavener with SD50 #706 in October 1990.
A Hagerstown grain train crosses Mingo Creek Viaduct as the hillside was being transformed for the construction of the Mon-Fayette Expressway.
A busy day at the west end of Rook Yard.
600 (the class SD40) seems to be having injector troubles as a southbound train swtiches Heavener before proceeding on to Shreveport. Nice lash: 700 (1st of only 4 SD40X built), 600 (1st KCS SD4... (more)