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.
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.
Face it, this is the end we usually we see on a "butthead" and this one is okay in its DT&I parent's scheme.