A daily ritual from Bakersfield to Los Angeles Harbor is the operation of the GATX TankTrain by Southern Pacific, at Warren near Mojave, California.
Westbound BNSF freight HKCKSPO is taking the siding to meet an eastbound at Thompson Falls, Montana, on October 1, 2014. Three leased Montana Rail Link SD45s (382, 319 and 328, now labeled SD45-2s... (more)
Running long hood forward N&W SD45 1751 leads a manifest up Christiansburg Grade.
CNW 974 is in the round house at Altoona, WI for servicing in January 1974. The SD45 pretty much took up the whole stall compared to older Geeps and F units as well as smaller steam locomotives th... (more)
An SD45 and a couple tunnel motor roll over the now abandon Tennessee Pass.
A high hood SD45 leads a manifest freight east across the swing bridge in 1977.
CB&Q's triple track is now the BN (merger of the CB&Q/SP&S/NP/GN)as of 1970.....always an enjoyable place to be trackside plus just to the east was the IHB handling many Chicago RR's and of course... (more)
Late in the afternoon, with the bluffs on the north side of the Colorado River eating up the main line, 5347 storms into view with a long manifest in tow.
Santa Fe SD45 5314 and a GE get a servicing stop at Richmond before heading southeast toward Bakersfield on a cool, sunny Pearl Harbor Day in 1985.
A non-dynamic braking equipped CNW SD45 leads a Union Pacific C30-7 on a westbound freight on the IHB. Tom Golden photo.
A westbound SP coal train out of the Intermountain West has D&RGW SD45 No. 5344 on the point as it glides downhill a little west of Shed 10. This part of the Donner Pass line used to sport two mai... (more)
The locomotives that were bread and butter of the Santa Fe fleet for many years. SD45 5353, SD45-2 5850, and SD40-2 5058 race across the transcon westbound.
WC 6553 brings a Milwaukee turn thru Grand Avenue on the Soo Line (ex-MILW) in December of 1994.