Great old freight beasts in their last days pulling a local. And by the way don't let old timers tell you trackwork was better "in the old days".
Great old freight beasts in their last days.
A friend was on the way to USAF OTS at San Antonio so it was an opportunity of a road trip. Thank goodness for such opportunities, and Kodachrome 25.
Southbound excursion has let a few die-hards off for some shots. What's not in this photo? It was done right, special excursion, special price and people who really wanted to be there.
Nice simple and visible paint job.
Nice paint job. This was primarily a carshop operation and is long gone.
I'd like to say it was snowing but there must have been a large flight of birds overhead recently.
The only place I know of where you'll see this model with a high hood and a steam generator. I wonder if they ever used it.
A distinctive little crummy as so many are.
Reflecting the MEC affiliation this old Portland Terminal yard unit was a beautiful sight to two southern boys out to find as many units as possible of a whirlwind trip of 4000 miles in 8 days.
The only one on the roster. We always hoped these would take off. If you ever heard that 8 cylinder engine roaring like a big old tractor you'd gain an affection for them.
Fading has betrayed the former owner of the is unit but not the original, Nickel Plate. Nothing is left of this operation in Danville.
The last version of the Baldwin long hood has a boxy look of strength.