As they become more rare interest develops in the old "buttheads". I like the rebuilds and these were rebuilt by PC to 1200HP as evidenced by the larger radiator.
Warning to those merging. In your efforts to create uniformity don't make everything uniformly crappy. I any case this grizzled old unit has a certain dignity and reflects the agonies of its var... (more)
Date approximate. From the Hyatt Regency Hotel looking west a lone unit with a lone car makes its way east. The remarkable thing is that this shot was not developed until last week. The film ha... (more)
We you get a chance to sit down & get out of the wind and snow and get warm around a caboose stove you develop a grudging affection for them. This one is the height of simplicity but I'd bet they... (more)
So it was 35 years ago but even in those days a consist like this SB on a road train would make any railfan go "HOTDAM".
These things were rare ten years earlier and here they were. Probably the only RSD-4s I ever saw.
It was hard to find one of these uncoupled, the butt head problem.
It's always tempting to post one while scanning thousands of shots and the temptation usually can be resisted but not this time.
Don't they look nice with color and clean and with a builder's plate?
I believe these were about the only blue skies on this entire trip.
This unit still has the three fixed bulb warning light which was an ICG-unique application and short-lived at that.
With the longer frame and lack of "porches" this version of the "40" seems more aesthetically pleasing.
Still in the original paint this unit is switching near the shops.
Using ex-D&H units the last incarcarnation of this little rail is shuffling units around. Unfortunately we didn't catch anything on the road.
Harbinger of things to come, when the entire roster is EMD 4-axle 2000HP.