DMIR SD9 162 leads an SD18 and another SD9 with an empty ore train as it heads out of Proctor Yard and north to the iron range. This location has always been a favorite spot to watch Missabe actio... (more)
DMIR SD9 170 and SD18 183 bask in summer evening warmth outside Missabe's Proctor diesel shop. Soon the units will be back at work either switching ore jennies or hauling long ore drag between the... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 southbound on the Sweet Home Branch.
In the early 80's, the main attraction at Lambert's Point was C630's with slugs made from cut-down FM Trainmasters. A group of SD9's, including this one in classic N&W blue paint, were a nice bonu... (more)
A quartet of SD9's idle near the North Bessemer enginehouse.
Rio Grande SD9s 5312, 5306, and 5310 kick a cut of cars at Roper Yard on Aug. 11, 1979.
Pulling a string of cars of dimensional lumber from the Weyerhaeuser Co. Santiam Sawmill.
A pair of SD9s bracket Southern's only SD7 as they bring a transfer by what's left of the Southern station on their way to Norris Yard in Irondale. The Crescent was daily north of Birmingham,but ... (more)
A special move of a transformer in a siding as the "Albany Hauler" passes. The power for the Hauler was RFRX 4202 4201. The hills in the background are the Coastal Range. We are in th... (more)
Are you sure you want to work for the railroad? Being a switchman in BN’s 31st Street Denver Yard with SD-9 6217 on January 15, 1987 probably wasn’t an enviable job. Is it quitting time yet?
Ex-SP 4364 with special move of a transformer.
Originally the unique visitors in the center caught the attention of my lens but some 20 plus years later it is the string of MRL SD9s and geeps on the left that draw my eyes. The relatively fresh... (more)
The first time I have seen a train on this bridge and it was a winner! 5399 is painted in Black Widow colors and is ex-SP 4364.
The "Train of Lights" Excursion has returned to Niles Canyon in time for the holidays! Here, the Southern Pacific 5472 sits at Sunol Depot waiting for passengers to board the train that ... (more)