The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, is rolling westbound through the Southern Pacific Mojave yard. Santa Fe 5702 is slo... (more)
“Boiling heat, summer stench…” ~ Burning. Time. Land. Light. ¶ EWG is on the move and hogger Zach Hastings has a firm set applied; pinching 456 wheels wanting to roll on half as many axles. Hastin... (more)
A visit to Mingo Junction in the late 1970’s was usually accompanied with expectations of seeing big Alco’s, but a Cleveland Electric GP38-2 and a matched set of Conrail SD45-2’s were not bad find... (more)
Cresting Sparta Mountain
NYS&W WS-5 continues Westbound to Sparta as they’ve reached the highest point on rails in New Jersey at JC 51 in Stockholm. The crew will have an easy... (more)
The daily freight from Salamanca, NY to Punxsutawney, PA is just about to cross the state line as it splits what's left of the B&O signals that used to guard the line.
Uphill Battle in Downtown Butler
The Susquehanna’s only active SD45 leads an unusual daylight Sparta turn west through Butler in stellar evening light. The veteran EMDs are not... (more)
"Almira, 03:30" ~ Turning another silent into a violent night. A methodical violence that is: disturbing the dead and the dead-asleep alike. Hootin’, rootin’ and a tootin’ – Cowboys and ... (more)
Two big SD45-2s lead a heavy Santa Fe manifest up the steep grade at Woodford. The eastbound will meet an SP on the Loop that is already in the hole waiting for it. Some of Santa Fe's 45-2s are st... (more)
"Stopping on the Diamond"
"Fighting 45 thru the Thorn"
Having just made a crew change, Santa Fe 5628 west heads out of the Belen yard at 7:45 am with the hot 188 intermodal train.
Santa Fe manifest 5806 West rolls past classic ATSF signals at Oakley, CA, near the western edge of the San Joaquin Delta. No. 5806 was repainted into the "Southern Pacific Santa Fe" red... (more)
The monsoons have created large thunderstorms over eastern New Mexico as Santa Fe 5660 west leads the hot 199 intermodal train out of Willard and around the sweeping curve just west of town.
"SD45 Mainline Return"
The USS Ling
The crew on board WS-5 is just beginning their Sunday evening run to Sparta as they exit the yard limits and accelerate to trackspeed in Hackensack. Of note in the... (more)