The engineer snags orders as his Cotton Belt SD45 heads an early morning eastbound freight at Mojave.
Just another day at Provo Yard with exotic power serviced and ready to rock: EMD SD45, EMD DD35, EMD GP9B on July 18, 1976. The 1970s were a great time to be a young railfan!
After the Lehigh Valley took over the CNJ lines in Pennsylvania in 1972, the LV main between Bethlehem and Lehighton was redundant trackage. The LV chose to keep the tracks operational, primarily ... (more)
BN train 3, once known as the Pacific Zip, bends around a curve through the rock outcroppings just west of Deception Creek, high up in the ewst slope of the Cascade Mountains near Scenic. This tra... (more)
A four car Operation Lifesaver special rolls through Ridgefield Park behind two former BN SD45s: 6361 & 6542. These units had only been recently acquired and had yet to be repainted or renumbered... (more)
Santa Fe SD45-B 5502 on display next to the San Bernardino passenger station on a clear February 1984 morning.
Lehighton Bicentennials 2 - After the westbound train that I followed to Lehighton cleared the interlocking where the CNJ and LV mains joined after 1972, the helper set with the EL bicentennial SD... (more)
Wired for Safety - The wire mesh guards retrofitted around the cab windows of this SD45 sitting in El Centro California is a testament to how rough it's operating life is in Mexico.
CSX K514 southbound at Hopple Street in Cincinnati with a pair of WC SD45's in 2002. Today, the WC units and the B&O signals are long gone. The signal configuration was quite rare as they had si... (more)
Three Montana Rail Link SD45s (351, 326 and 355) fly along the Second Subdivision just east of Livingston with a BNSF manifest freight on September 28, 2014. Even though these flared motors are re... (more)
What a find at El Centro, FNM SD45!
The all business look of an EMD SD45 leads a Utah Railway coal load into UP's interchange yard at Provo. The 9146 was built by EMD for the Southern Pacific in March 1970. The Utah Railway acquired... (more)
On a warm July morning in 1986, a quartet of ex-Southern Pacific SD45s pull a Utah Railway coal empty east through Castle Gate.
Three matched blue MRL SD45's lead a westbound M-LAUSPO down the Clark Fork River along the narrow rock shelf approaching Plateau Tunnel (the portal of which can be seen on the right).
A quartet of classic Southern Pacific SD45s pull a Utah Railway coal empty east out of Provo Yard the evening of May 19, 1986.