As the engineer intently eyes him move the guy on the ground appears to be heading for that bench. The unit was originally SAL, then SCL, then L&N.
Extended D/B and high headlight are dead giveaways that this is an ex-CRR unit. Train behind is a daily train 466 on the Winston Salem Southbound which mixed power from the two competitors.
So good to see some of these oldsters repainted. At some point the railroad had shortened the steam generator compartment to allow a little more walkway space at the far end. Built for SAL, went... (more)
Originally SCL, this model was somewhat overshadowed by the more numerouse U36Bs.
Sounding more like a overgrown tractor than most GEs, these were always neat to find. Looks like the hostler is moving her to the ready track in the "field".
Originally L&N this unit is actually CSX at this point but they didn't letter yet so it's fair SBD game in my book. Note the wimpy little tank. EMD reduced the length to decrease capacity, GE th... (more)
I didn't see this very often. Four of the rebuilds bring up an inbound ballast train. This was the spot. Almost everything passed by the washer.
#4619 was built October 1956 as Seaboard Air Line GP9 #1968 and later became Seaboard Coast Line #1041. In March 1980, unit was released from Uceta Shops GP16 rebuild program as SCL #4619. Unit la... (more)
Seaboard System GP16 #4742, leading Fitzgerald Subdivision long distance local #510. #4742 was built February 1951 as Atlantic Coast Line GP7 #133; later re# SCL 721, then sent to Tampa for GP16 ... (more)
Seaboard System GP40 #6743 tied down outside the Yard Office. #6743 was built January 1970 as Seaboard Coast Line #1588. After leaving roster, unit became Saint Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW) #... (more)
In the South overpasses are few and far between but essential to shooting in the summertime it seems. Here the "Pennyroyal" coal train is heading south looking like a publicity shot with niice ne... (more)
Another ex-L&N unit, looking spiffy, and wearing its original number. Hamlet was great in those days. Pack a lunch, park and let 'em parade by.
Originally SCL, traded to CRR for U36Cs, now back in the compilation, we wonder if there hasn't been a fan out late at night with a little MEK and a rag and dreams of altering a sad reality.
I think this is the only one of two of the 38s I got in SBD paint and in its original number series. An ex-L&N unit.
It's so close....., but bad clone tool, evil clone tool!