Empty coal hoppers from Bethlehem Steel begin their journey back to the mines. The early Conrail motive power consist includes an Erie-Lackawanna SD45, a Penn Central GP30, and a Reading C424.
A patched SP SD45 was rebuilt by the SP as SD40m-2, no doubt one of the last remaining SP SD40M-2 locomotives on the UP roster. The T-2's remained a while longer but the SD40M-2 were rare on the U... (more)
In March of 1973 one could still find non-BN painted predecessor locomotives, but green was getting a foot hold. Here former GN 424, a factory painted Big Sky Blue SD45 can be compared to BN's cas... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s “day” gas local curves eastbound through Weeksville, Montana, on September 20, 2012, led by venerable EMD SD45 No. 346.
WC 6501 crosses the Fox River in Oshkosh in January of 1992. This was the original Soo Line alignment that was abandoned in favor of the ex-CNW bridge east of here. The new route also eliminated O... (more)
By the end of 2001 the WC would be CN owned, and changes would be coming soon for railroad in Wisconsin. Here a short freight train bound for Chicago has a good roll on them as they pass thru the ... (more)
Adam Farence Photo
A pair of engines in fresh SPSF paint, the 5346 and F45 # 5975 along with SD45 #5322 in traditional blue and yellow head Eastbound early in the morning.
The silence of a hot muggy August afternoon is broken by an amply powered Milwaukee Road freight roaring westbound through Sparta, WI. The power features a pair of SD45s, an FP45, GP40s and SD9s, ... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Long Hood Forward Special Duty
Due to the volume of work at Sparta Junction over the winter the NYSW operates a job out of Sparta with the sole purpose of switching Sparta Junc... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe train crosses Canyon Diablo on the Fourth of July 1988.
Eastbound on Track 2 on curve between Alta and Towle, CA in Donner Pass. A Roger Puta Photograph
A westbound IMRL freight train heads towards Mason City out of Marquette. The train is seen here 8 miles west of Marquette near Spook Cave and campground. The train is working the 13 mile grade ou... (more)