DMIR SD38-2s 215 and 212 are together at Proctor Diesel Shops, Proctor, MN. They are set up to handle switching duties. No. 215 is the last active SD38-2 in maroon paint.
January 26th, a friend and I found ourselves in Conneaut, with the expectation of 867 leading south in just about perfect light. Upon arrival to Conneaut, it was confirmed that the 867 would be le... (more)
This last time I saw this unit there was a question as to whether it would ever run again. It's not looking very pretty but everything works and that beautiful "turbo free" EMD 16-645 i... (more)
After a days work, two BC Hydro SD38-2s are tied down for the night at their diesel service area. This was the power I had a cab ride in for the day, as I was working on an article for CTC Board m... (more)
Just like the days of ole', EJ&E 667 leads a short L528 south through the curve between Normantown and Field, headed back to Joliet after a days work in West Chicago and Aurora. The unit retains i... (more)
IAIS 153, one of three SD38-2's left on the roster, leads the extra Silvis to Blue Island road freight east through the searchlights at Robbins, Illinois last April.
Union Pacific EMD SD38-2 No. Y808 sits in railroad’s huge diesel shop at North Platte, Nebraska, on May 4, 2011. The locomotive is former Chicago & North Western No. 6652, and at the time, assigne... (more)
BLE 871 and 862 are parked outside their diesel shops at Albion, PA. The BLE chose a unique headlight setup for the short hood, and also had unique sand fillers in the nose.
The FRA's geometry test train certainly classifies as one of the more unique consists of 2017. Here, EJ&E SD38-2 No. 658 leads two FRA test cars through West Virginia's capitol city of Charleston ... (more)
With dusk quickly approaching, CN-painted EJ&E SD38-2 No. 658 exits the tunnel at Mullens on its final leg into Elmore Yard from Alloy on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad. The CN-painted EMD locomot... (more)
With several inches of fresh snow covering the ground, a Kanawha River Railroad-operated FRA test train continues its southward journey to Mullens, W.Va., and Elmore Yard as it traces the original... (more)
Crossing one of the many Virginian-built trestles on the Princeton-Deepwater District, a FRA test train rolls through Slab Fork on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad.
Spanning Sweeneysburg trestle, CN-painted EJ&E SD38-2 No. 658 heads for Elmore Yard from Alloy on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad.
Navigating through tight rock cuts on the former Virginian Princeton-Deepwater District, a FRA test train heads for Elmore Yard in Mullens on Watco's Kanawha River Railroad.
Operating on NS' former Princeton-Deepwater District at Robson, a Kanawha River Railroad-operated geometry test train battles heavy snow under the lead power of CN-painted EJ&E SD38-2 No. 658.