In stark contrast to earlier in the day, the #101 shows off her new paint scheme in the shining sun.
Not bad looking for homemade rhinoplasty victims these old units lasted long past their time, probably due to the superb maintenance on this fine little shortline.
On a visit to Willot Model Railroad Shop in Prattville, I caught this one freshly painted. Does anyone out there remember that fine old hobby store?
AWW RS-1 #4 sitting in Oakland City, Nov. 1980.
An Alco parked in a soulful environment that one could only expect from the GM&O.
Just beautiful sitting by the turntable despite 38 years, this old shot was taken with my first SLR, an old focal plane shutter type and some "off-brand" film such as AGFA but it held up well. If... (more)
Tom Sink will often get a wistful look in his eye and say, "You know, she was a soulful old road". And aye, that she was and then she was delivered into the hands of the enemy. To see the other ... (more)
GMRC RS1 405 with the Green Mountain Flyer holds west of the diamond as Amtrak's Vermonter eases into the station at Bellows Falls. Scanned from a Kodachrome 64 slide.
Up until the 70s Montgomery was a sleepy little place with lots of railroads. GM&O was the arguably the sleepiest, with these ratty old treasures burbling away on the slow side of town.
GMRC RS1 405 shows off it's new paint for a small night photo session in the North Walpole NH yard. Scanned from a Kodachrome 64 slide.
Restored DSS&A 101 crosses Highway 61 on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. This bridge is slated to be replaced this winter.
DSS&A 101 rolls across a rural grade crossing near Knife River.
DSS&A 101 crosses the Highway 61 bridge near Knife River, which will be demolished and replaced starting this fall. Note the faded DM&IR logos.