Coming back from Oakland, OR, i made a quick stop in Albany as there is always something interesting to look at. Here, the vintage SP SD7 sits idle on this 1st Saturday of 2019. The old workhorse ... (more)
SP 1518 leads the caboose train east of Union.
An N&W SD7 rests on display in Bellevue, OH.
I'm imagining it was pretty cold on this clear winter day in the twin cities. Here, my father is standing on the bridge carrying the east-west track at Westminster Junction (the North end of the ... (more)
At sunset, a pair of SP SD7s switch cars near the middle of huge Roseville Yard. SP's SD7s had a marvelously successful career, having been built in 1951, and surviving to the very end of SP's exi... (more)
SP 1518 rests at IRM.
Conrail only had 2. The PRR bought 2 customized SD7 units for the 5.98% Madison Hill line in Indiana. The 2 survived into the Conrail era and were eventually assigned to yard/local servic... (more)
Thank goodness for railway museums and their ability to keep and show locomotives that would otherwise be lost to the scrappers torch. SP 1518, the first SD7 built, pulls a short freight at Diesel... (more)
Great Northern Railway EMD SD7 564 (550-572).
After a long, productive career, five members of SP's fleet of SD7s sit quietly in the yard awaiting disposition.
Union Pacific EMD SD7 457, GP9-B 195 and SD40 3060 at Hermosa, Wyoming; April 1967.
The Heart of the Hartwell looks more like a scrapyard next to a defunct railroad that would be incredibly awesome to see any train traverse the rails. This is located on their original line betwee... (more)
Portland & Western SD7 1501 works the yard in Albany, Ore., as Amtrak heads north, approaching its Albany station stop.
DSRC 512 is the east-facing engine in a line up of power (and a plow) holding the main line at Chamberlin, SD.