The contrasting colors between new and old wheels are easy to spot on any freight car, especially when you light them up at night. That's certainly true for this Conrad Yelvington hopper car whic... (more)
Unit trains are the name of the game in Pueblo these days as many types are seen at the former Rio Grande yard. From left to right we have a unit crude oil train, unit empty and loaded rail train... (more)
A Rio Grande dolomite hopper car, built in 1958 to haul coal, waits at Provo Yard for a trip to Geneva Steeel's Keigley quarry for loading on Nov. 12, 1987.
Having visited a car repair shop somewhere along the system recently, this aggregate hopper stands out from its neighbors with a fresh coat of paint. But what’s really surprising and noteworthy h... (more)
Nearly fifteen years after Conrail's takeover by NS and CSX, Conrail equipment keeps on rolling. This standard hopper car with non-rotary couplers is hauling coal well into the days of more moder... (more)
The Grande “Action Road” logo is still looking good on this Bethlehem 3483 cuft quad hopper as it hauls another load of black diamonds through the Centennial State. This particular hopper was ver... (more)
Two fallen flags schemes can be seen on this one woodchip hopper as it still displays the double "S" Seaboard System paint as well as the patch work that covered up the Family Lines verbiage and l... (more)
An overview of the yard at Lamberts Point: The special Pier 6 hopper car was on display during the day for employees to enjoy before being sent out for its first load of coal. Pier 6 itself can ... (more)
September 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of operations at Lamberts Point Pier 6 in Norfolk, VA. To mark the occasion, NS applied a special paint scheme to coal hopper number 146313. The car was... (more)
Two fallen symbols of the past are serendipitously found side by side on an open top hopper in Pueblo as this product from Pullman Standard in 1976 still proudly displays its Butler built PS logo ... (more)
Still wearing its original paint applied by the Pullman Standard paint shop at Butler, PA in June of 1974, this PS2CD keeps the Milwaukee Road legacy alive even after its official demise in 1986.
Rocks, Racks and Waiting After patiently sitting for B237, Q648, Q237 and finally more)
Formerly patched C&EI Buzzsaw on a hopper has lots its extra paint.
Fallen Flags The names of former Midwestern roads are still seen adorned on the sides of coal hoppers as these cars sit and wait for their next customer.
Full House The side by side yards of Union Pacific and BNSF look relatively full today with freight cars of various types, each having its own reason for being here. For example, the cove... (more)