These fuel tenders didn't last long in service.
Fuel tenders were pretty popular for a few years as railroads were looking for ways to buy cheap fuel in fewer locations rather than pay many different suppliers, all of who had different prices. ... (more)
Still toting fuel around over two decades on from its original role. Now it appears to be used for delivering diesel to fuel depots such as Clyde Diesel Shop.
Late in 1995, Union Pacific began a fuel tender program to expand the fuel capacity of locomotives working in Power River Basin coal train service. By 1998, the experiment was deemed a failure due... (more)
Southern Pacific converted one of their tank cars into an experimental fuel tender, seen here sitting in the shops at Sacramento, California.
I know of three of these converted fuel tenders that are left. They served on the Big Boy's and Challengers prior to being converted to fuel tenders for the GE Turbine use. This one served with UP... (more)
The Small Yard in Crawford is home to 4 sets of Pushers for use over Crawford Hill, The pushers usually consist of 3 SD60M's and a Fuel Tender.