Union Pacific C30-7 #2450 and SD40-2 #3291 await the call to power a Memphis bound train. #2450 was built January 1979.
ATSF freight descends from Palmer lake en route to Monument
The backbone of UP's diesel locomotive fleet from the late 1970s into the mid-1980s were the GE C30-7 and the EMD SD40-2. A well maintained pair are serviced and ready to earn revenue for Uncle Pa... (more)
The aftermath of the runaway crude oil train that derailed and exploded in the middle of the village, burning down 30 buildings and killing many on the 6th of July 2013. The blaze was so intense, ... (more)
Rather neat that unit remained in paint sheme until this late.
A pair of C30-7's, a GP38AC and a switcher lead this southbound HESR train toward Durand. Today, three out of these four locomotives are no longer running on the HESR. The only one running is th... (more)
During this era it was not uncommon for the crew to uncouple the power from their train, so as not to block the road crossings, and run engine light uptown, tie down on the main, and "go to beans"... (more)
The cellulose train L67 leaving canguera yard, running to Mairink.
Back to one of my favorite spots at Mairink city: Southbound train X54 running to Guaiana yard with two old C30-7s as DPUs, crossing the huge viaduct at Km 154.
Southbound X54 double heading C30-7´s as DPU´s
Southbound L16 at Km 155, with old C30´s as DPU.
Better Days..... I'd say this C30-7 has seen better days, cut up for scrap the cab is used as a "break room" for the workers of the Recycling center.
The old C30´s as DPU´s at southbound loaded X40, running to Guaiana yard.
During the "rent-a-wreck" era on CSX, it seemed like anything was possible. On Oct. 21, 2000 former BN, now AGTX C30-7 No. 5513, leads westbound D720 out of Randolph Tunnel near Doe Gully, WV on ... (more)