A westbound wet rock train headed for East Tampa is waiting its turn as Amtrak headed for Tampa blows by at 79mph.
Three boats and a canoe move wet rock west towards East Tampa on the mainline just west of Lakeland, Florida.
My first unbesmirched GP-7. This one was originally SAL, then SCL and probably never was rebuilt into a GP-16.
Still wearing the old L&N number this "basic" SD-40 seems to have just a bit better aesthetic balance than the -2 in my opinion.
Just another nice looking SBD unit.
This is an amazing picture, to me. I had considered all these gone for a few years when two showed up in the yard in Hamlet getting periodic inspections. I don't know how they survived so long.
Bring back the chuggers! Sure, they liked water almost as well as diesel fuel but they sure sounded good. We L&N ran out of space in the 1500 series they backed these into the 1400s, otherwise o... (more)
Not one of my favorites from the fan stand point but undoubtedly "the" locomotive of the 70s and 80s. This one looks great in it's short-lived paint job as it waits to go north and back into the ... (more)
Well folks here is my nomination for the worst post-merger renumbering job. This used to be....., oh let me see, I think it was L&N 1007. She's in for her quarterlies or whatever.
Gosh, I wish these had caught on. They sounded kind of like a big tractor, nothing like the usual chugging FDL and the were, for lack of a better term, "cute". The early order had FB-2 trucks, l... (more)
Another nice rarity on the SBD.
Gosh, for a simple scheme that didn't cost a fortune to apply, for my money you just can't beat this one. And there were only four of the ex-L&N GP-18s. One was destroyed prior to SBD. So this ... (more)
Passing the depot at College Park is Atlanta & West Point train #413, originated at L&N's Atlanta Tilford Yard
Returning to Etowah