A classic example of a standard gondola's capacity. Seen here with a unique load as it is being shoved and set out on a siding.
The sky blue color of an Oregon Steel Mills Thrall gondolas shows the abuse that one expects from a car used to haul either scrap steel or finished products from the famous steel mill in Pueblo.
Southern serves Woodchips As the fallen railroad’s logo still holds onto the side of this 1980 built wood chip gondola from Ortner, this class of car represent a rarity for the Southern si... (more)
31 years after the merger, you can still find remnants of the Norfolk and Western. This gondola is still in use as MoW equipment.
Work crews unload the first of 3 panel switches to be used as replacements in Kenwood Yard. The switches had been salvaged from unused sidings on the North End of the D&H.
Renewable Couplers from scrapped railcars head into the BNSF yard where they’ll most likely be sent to a foundry that manufactures this railway component so their metal compositions can be... (more)
Remnants of the Missouri Pacific still ride the rails.
Even after all these years you can still find remnants of the Penn Central riding the rails.
a loaded gondola of new ties for the Caramat Sub was set off by a 313 earlier in the week. The auto carrier next to it didn't want to let go!
Light Weight The weight of empty aluminum coal gondolas show their rail bending capabilities as they sit atop 90 lb rail rolled only miles east of this location at the more)
While these mating worms have lasted longer than the parent railroad they represented, their deterioration is a good example of how tough life got on that railroad in the mid-70s.
Beginning in 1992 by NS as a program to remanufacture its aging coal hopper fleet into higher capacity assets, the Top Gon rebuilds were constructed for NS by the Roanoke East Shops to a tune of 1... (more)
Reminder of the railroad that "used" to pass through town.
Southern Pacific Lines Tracing its origin to the 1870s, Southern Pacific’s Sunset medallion could be found on railroad maps, timetables, bridges and even on the nose of E-unit locomotives.... (more)
Railgon Incorporated on May 24, 1979 as the Railgon Company, Railgon would go on to acquire a fleet of standardized, high-quality gondola cars that were pooled and could be freely reload... (more)