An eastbound (southbound) Wisconsin Central ore load crosses a small stream just north of the Highway 28 grade crossing at Theresa, Wisconsin, on July 23, 1995, led by a pair of EMD SD45s.
"Toys for Tots Special"
On a cold and rainy December day, one of the Susquehanna's two remaining SD45s is on the point of the first NYSW/USMC Toys-for-Tots train. The train has rea... (more)
Appalachia Division train 256--an Andover to Bulls Gap schedule usually filled by a Duke Power unit coal train--is climbing the hill between Duffield and Sunbright, VA. Today's 256 is just a "... (more)
Westbound SP train climbing Cajon Pass near Canyon siding
A NP SD45 was in the company of other BN units and ATSF F units at the rather polluted fuel rack at Pueblo, Colo. April 29, 1972
An eastbound manifest powers up on the approach to Spanish Fork Canyon on Feb. 19, 1977.
Photographer- James Claflin- from my collection.
NW 1776 with passenger consist at Orland Park, IL August, 14, 1974.
Spent diesel fuel fills the sky as 92 cylinders of EMD 645's battle hard up the 1.0% grade past the NP-era searchlights protecting the control point at West Louisville. The crawl will end in a lit... (more)
Helena-based helpers have cut-off from the headend and are out of view... Leaving two badass SD45's, the leader being of Great Northern heritage, on the point of a high priority rail train bound f... (more)
One never has to work very hard to figure out a line operated by R.J. Corman, the name is abundantly placed on everything. Here two SD45 display shells are bracketed by a couple of cabooses placed... (more)
Atlantic Coast Line No. 109 leaving South Rocky Mount, NC, joins the mainline lead by SD45 1025 accompanied by an Alco C628, an E8, E7, and E6 on April 2, 1967.
A set of 3 SD45's lugs a manifest train west with a variety of cars including many loads of wood pulp.
Three MRL SD45s are in charge of this Laurel to Spokane freight on a gorgeous July afternoon. Who would have thought that in 2014 one could still find trios of SD45s hauling freight for a class on... (more)
MRL 315, one of the few remaining SD45s meets the scrapper's torch at Livingston, MT. Many parts are being salvaged for remaining older EMD power.
Railroading is a game of numbers.
90 cylinders. 10,800 horsepower. 7,894 tons. 17,200 more horsepower. 2.2 percent.
Three MRL SD45's, with the help of four more EMD's cu... (more)