Both of the remaining Missabe maroon and gold units still operating on their home rails pass at the north end of Proctor yard after a morning dusting of snow. DM&IR 403 was on a loaded United Taco... (more)
Coal empties wait heading out of Alliance.
This observation car was built in 1930 for the Reynolds family as the Winette, then became a MoPac business car and a SCL business car. Back into private hands for the Chicago Envelope company as... (more)
Another southbound coal train is today led by something a little special, even more so because the "spoilers" forgot to paint over the WM.
Sitting in the siding with a southbound rail train a second stringer already.
The stealth paint scheme was like a horrible wreck. somehow you just couldn't look away.
Working the yard is a former Chessie System unit, now equipped with radio control, still with 3000HP.
I am rather amazed when I think about how long ago it was when Baldwin folded. These were so rare that finding one operational was amazing, and that was forty years ago!
Built in 1971 this is a SD38DC which the DT&I only had two numbered 253-254.. The other SD 38's they had were built in 1969 numbered 250-252.
Was used in the local switching in the area.
Kicking cars in the yard. From my slide collection. Photo by Mark Clark
One thing I like about this hobby is watching the changes. DCs, a different plant in the background and frequent coal trains, things of the past. Nice string on a southbound coal train.
Former B&O series was way outnumbered in the Chessie System by GPs, though I have never figured out why.
Two US Army MRS-1s, #B2080 & B2081, and SMARRCO #13, an Alco RS-3, sit behind the shop.