A westbound McCook, IL, to Los Angeles, CA, auto train has somewhat an odd ball leader. These ex-Amtrak cowl units really weren't leader much as Santa Fe didn't like them for liability of crews cl... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local parallels a frozen Flathead River just east of Paradise, Montana, on February 9, 2014. Three vintage EMDs power the eastbound train through the frigid landscape. Lead... (more)
MRL SDP40 no. 290 rolls east on the point of an Eastern Washington Gateway "Scooter" grain train that originated in Coulee City, WA and will unload at an elevator near Cheney, WA for tra... (more)
MRL 290, near the end of it's lease by the EWG, finds itself leading the WRIX 8702 and the NIWX 9129 at the head of a scoot/shuttle train. The power has cut off from the train in order to pick up ... (more)
A nice little display courtesy of the Minnesota Transportation Museum. BN 325 and Northern Pacific Railway Post Office/Combine Car No. 1102 where on display at St. Paul Union Depot for Train Days.
Eastern Washington Gateway's "scooter" train has picked up at Almira, WA and is following a shallow coulee east through sagebrush and wheat fields to Govan and Wilbur. The train will sto... (more)
Eastern Washington Gateway's "scooter" train heads east through Hartline, WA after making a stop to pick up two grain loads. Next stop Almira for 15 more. The train cruises the former CW... (more)
MRL 290, former GN SDP40 321/BN 6395, is on lease to Eastern Washington Gateway. The crew has gone to work by driving out two hours to Coulee City, WA from Cheney, fired up the power and have move... (more)
An Eastern Washington Gateway "Scooter" train climbs a crest in the undulating wheat fields at Hanson Station, WA a few miles west of Almira. The train originated at Coulee City, WA with... (more)
Far from the green trees of Montana, MRL 290, on lease to the Eastern Washington Gateway, finds itself in the midst of sagebrush at the lonely spot of Odair, just outside of Coulee City, WA, en ro... (more)
Westbound Great Northern SDP40 9854 with BN numbers at Seattle, Washington May 24,1970.
So, what happens when the wye you plan to turn your train on is inaccessible due to trackwork? You grab what you plan to restore to GN 325 and run the other way. I can actually remember getting ... (more)
The only SDP40 to receive the "Whiteface" scheme, BN 6399 heads West with the "Beer Run" that is heading to the Coors brewery located in Golden. It is passing an old Rotary sno... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local flies though the snow at Dixon, Montana, on a cold February 9, 2014. On the lead is MRL’s only EMD SDP40, No. 290.
The classic #290 leads the Jimbo train east.