A patched Lehigh & Hudson River C420 and a repainted Lehigh Valley RS11 stand on a house track at Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.
Six months into Conrail’s existence, I’m sure that I took this photo to record the former Erie-Lackawanna U33C in Conrail blue, still a rarity at that time. Almost exactly forty-one years later, t... (more)
What Did They do to You?
Until I came across this forgotten slide, I would have sworn that none of Conrail’s MT4 or MT6 slugs ever locked knuckles with an Alco road switcher of the... (more)
Conrail RS11 7652, a relative newcomer to the Bethlehem Engine Terminal, stands with two long-term veterans. SW900m 8650 has been a regular since the Lehigh Valley took over the Jersey Central’s l... (more)
Utah Railway F45 6606 stands in the road’s yard in Martin, Utah. It appears to have a severe case of runny paint, or more likely, has blown oil all over its roof.
A pair of Utah Railway’s F45’s, purchased from the Burlington Northern, idle in the yard at Martin, Utah. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to see these units pulling freight.
Meet at Colton
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr works its way up the storied Soldier Summit grade at Colton, Utah. A Utah Railway SD45 leads a train of empties eastbound... (more)
A set of four Utah Railway SD45’s bring a train of empties back to the mines at Mill Fork, Utah.
The Western Maryland Spring Grove switcher passes the freight house as it drills the P.H. Glatfelter paper mill in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. Anybody who has been to a paper mill town knows the o... (more)
The familiar rise at Dale, Wyoming is captured in the reflection on the side of one of Union Pacific’s excursion coaches. Standing in the Dutch door was a fine way to see Sherman Hill.
A southbound CP/D&H train accelerates through Alburtis, Pennsylvania on Conrail’s East Penn line. Leased units were becoming increasingly common on the Delaware & Hudson by this time.
Spring wildflowers are blooming on Tehachapi as a 55-car westbound Santa Fe freight drops into Caliente, California.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 puts on a smoky display as it storms through Perkins, Wyoming on a photo runby.
”Someday, This Will Be Mine!”
An aspiring young engineer holds onto the handrail of one of the world’s largest diesel locomotives as he poses for a portrait. In a few short hours, ... (more)
The First Amtrak California Zephyr?
Well, almost. When the Western Pacific received permission to discontinue its portion of the original CZ, the Chicago – Oakland ro... (more)