SP's Lompoc Local with a pair of SP SD9 "Cadillacs" were switching the large Johns Manville plant in the hills south of Lompoc
Northwestern Pacific 4327 (SD9) catches the last rays of a golden sunset while sitting on a siding at the old sugar mill in Longmont, Colorado.
First and second generation EMDs mingle at Provo Yard on May 21, 1976 (DRGW 5308, 5932, 5952, 3118, 3117).
TXOR SD9's 6183 and 1733 await assignment on a cold winter evening.
Ex-Reserve Mining SD9 ELS 1221 in Crivitz, Wisconsin.
Ex-Reserve Mining SD9 ELS 1224 in Crivitz, built 1956. Stopped by the depot for lunch and caught 1224 and 1221 running light into town off the Marinette branch.
Upon completion of a return trip from Geneva Steel, Rio Grande SD9 5306 shoves caboose 01417 toward the Provo maintenance facility on a beautiful March morning in 1975.
While the I&M has been blocked out on this chop-nose SD9, there is no other visible reporting marks on this elevator switcher. This former Rail Link SD9 is assigned to the South Dakota Wheat Growe... (more)
Quite a massive locomotive for the humble freight. You can identify the caboose by the thin trail of smoke from the rear end.
Dakota Southern SD9, 4427, lays over just east of Kimball, SD, in the last light of the day. The elevator in the background is Liberty Grain's Kimball Elevator that loads out shuttle trains off th... (more)
An eastbound local with 8 cars trundles along on some pretty shaky track as it makes its way slowly toward Chadron. The 6614 and 6606 even have a couple cars of TOFC in the short train.
Common power at Northtown in the 1990s included SD9s and end cab switchers. Here a former GN SD9 works the south end of the yard while a pair of switchers rest near the Soo Line bridge. A few wee... (more)
Rio Grande's one and only 'chop nose' SD9 works at the hump yard in Grand Junction on June 14, 1981.