When CSX took over operation of a section of the former Rock Island between Blue Island and Henry, they used all sorts of geeps, and - once in a Blue Moon - U-boats. After sufficient numbers of GP... (more)
An abandoned privy leans precariously as a westbound freight crosses ICG at Iles tower, just out of frame on the right.
Power for Athens branch service waits out a Sunday afternoon in the Union Point yard.
It isn't a pretty spot where the Palmetto, northbound on the former ACL mainline, is seen crossing the Southern Railway in 1980. But it is a very historic one as Southern began life here one hundr... (more)
In a part of Columbia that in 1980 was blanketed with every kind of rail line from mains to one-customer spurs, a GP38-2 works on a bright winter morning. Most mains are still here today, but non-... (more)
GP38 726 will be the trailing unit on the train to Artesia, but gets to lead for a bit as the power is backed through the yard to couple to the head end.
A former GM&O GP30 is in familiar territory as it sits in front of the old roundhouse at Montgomery's West End Yard.
The final GA/West Point paint scheme was basic black with almost no ornamentation. This earlier version, with the road name high on the hood, was maybe a bit more interesting.
Three former SLSF GEs - two B30-7s in green and a U30B still in orange and white - lead a westbound freight past the Hasting depot.
Three of Clinchfield's SD45-2s - yellow number boards and all - are parked beside an ancient building in the back shop area. That's the Erwin 'hump' in the background.
Two examples of Santa Fe shop forces expertise - an upgraded GP7 and a CF7 - head into the yard with - what else - covered hoppers.
An Artesia-bound freight is just a couple miles out of Montgomery's West End Yard. Ex-GM&O 635 and a trio of Paducah rebuilds are in charge, as the head end passes a speed limit sign and whistle b... (more)