This roundhouse has disappeared when the Guadalupe shops were demolished, a few months after this picture was taken. The state in which it is shown on the picture reflects the lack of maintenance ... (more)
Some spring color is starting to show in the mountains as an eastbound rolls through Singer on its way into Roanoke. This one is admittedly backlit, but I felt like the subject matter and location... (more)
I sure do miss these units, although they probably are not missed much by the NS Mechanical Department. Either way, they had a fierce appearance to them and it was always great catching them in ac... (more)
NS 8623 has reached Melrose, NC having passed through the steepest part of the Saluda Grade with a Watertree coal train. - March 1996
Conrail C39 6614 at Liberty Park, in Jersey City, NJ is assembling a train of empty friction bearing ore cars on the National Docks line,. This train will run onto NJTransit. It will return loade... (more)
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
Crusin' the Andes
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft
A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)
PNR power rests in the yard at Lansdale. PNR SD40-2 #5577 ex-CP and C39-8 #2211 face north.
PNR has replaced CSX as operator of the Lansdale Cluster. Number 8212 is one of two operating C39-8's in the US.
Nothing like a good chat at the (turn)table
Oops, we’ve got a little problem
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the tra... (more)
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the transition period is a bit tricky. The turntable remai... (more)