I'm on layover at Portage from a nocturnal freight run but before I go to bed I drive the 18 miles to the Dells to shoot the combined Empire Builder/North Coast Ltd. which Amtrak has been running ... (more)
Waiting for rebirth – Bamgor & Arootook F3A 46 stands outside of the former Reading Company shops in Reading, Pennsylvania. Missing its prime mover, the 1948 EMD is now owned by the Anthracite Rai... (more)
The Palmetto for Augusta. A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph
Battered and dirty, still equipped with the old "honker" horns and the jaunty bell, this old cab unit is again ready to venture into the north woods in search of traffic.
Boston & Maine F-3A 4228 is ready to start "The Ambassador" south to New York via Springfield. I had come up from Boston on the RDC train in the background and photographed some of the ... (more)
The Thoroughbred A Roger Puta Photograph
The Kansas City Chief A Roger Puta Photograph
A westbound wayfreight with A-B-A F-units passes closed West Davenport Tower. This is the junction with Rock Island's mainline to Kansas City. The Rock Island installed the sign on the tower to ... (more)
Monon F3(A) 81A with F3(A) 85B in the colors of Monon's freight diesels were Black and Gold, pulling Chicago to Louisville train No.6 (The Thoroughbred) August 9, 1960 at Smithville, Indiana. Pho... (more)
Former CGW F3s 212 and 213 lead GP38-2 4634 on a southbound towards Albert Lea on the former Minneapolis and St. Louis. The F3s, built in February 1949, are 30 years more senior than the brand ne... (more)
CNWs secondary lines in Minnesota offered some interesting motive power into the early 1980s. In addition to the famed "Alco" line, the former Minneapolis and Saint Louis, which crossed... (more)
An A-B-B set of F units climb the new line over Sherman Hill. Photo by Jack A Pfeifer.
A Roger Puta photograph
The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.