Power like this made me the railfan I am today, and I can't tell you how much I miss these motors. Former N&W "straight natural blues" SD40 with clasp brakes, dual controls, high-short hood, bay w... (more)
CN 5097,9549 and 5317 struggle upgrade away from Lake Superior near Nopeming. A few fall colors were still on the trees this bright mid October afternoon.
A trio of SD40's haul a transfer on the IHB at LaGrange, IL.
The units wear the classic CP paint scheme.
Clinchfield SD40 3004 and SD45-2 3615 bring a southbound through Appalachia, VA on an L&N train. Power swapping between the L&N and Clinchfield became common beginning in 1973. The 3004 exhibits a... (more)
Santa Fe and BN mingle during the late afternoon in Denver.
By 1982 the Soo F-unit fleet was gone except for a handful of snowplow service units. The Milwaukee Road purchase and its corresponding motive power chaos was in the future and things seemed to be... (more)
A Detroit Edison SD40 leads a westbound on the GT main.
91 buckets of Wildcat coal descend through the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon on April 20, 2000. Within a year, all four of these EMDs will be retired from service on the Utah Railway, replace... (more)
Say goodbye. These units were originally CN and ended their working careers as leasers but by 2009 they wait in line to be parted out and cut up. Despite the necessity it's always sad. I think ... (more)
Helper coming back from Avon to Helena
A duo of SD's and two Geeps (each end) idle at Rigby Yard on a nice, warm afternoon.
A westbound merchandise train led by SD40 6355 and GP40 3270 crosses from track 3 to track four at MO Tower in Cresson, PA.
A trio of Utah engines get a helping hand from MPI painted SD45 9006 as they start their descent from Soldier Summit toward the Gilluly loops.
Dirty-faced SD40 3013 leads Clinchfield's southbound train through scenic Nolichucky Gorge hear the Tennessee/North Carolina state line on July 22, 1976. The same stream in N.C. is named the Toe... (more)