All EMD Santa Fe units: SD45-2 #5807 in merger paint, SD40 #5000, SD45 #5311 and SD40-2 #5042.
A trio of SDs - led by an SD45-2 - roar toward the short bridge that carried SCL's ex-SAL Atlanta-Birmingham main over both the SOU and CofG mains at Weems.
Montana Rail Link’s gas local heads eastbound west of Weeksville, Montana, on May 10, 2010. Lead locomotive MRL No. 332 has an interesting history to be told. It began life as Erie Lackawanna EMD ... (more)
Two Clinchfield SDs are working for the L&N at the moment. The SD45-2/SD40 duo has delivered a train of southbound coal to the Interstate at Dorchester Junction, and gone on to Norton with a few m... (more)
A Santa Fe westbound slowly drops down the steep South track from Summit to the bottom of the grade on Cajon Pass. The North track (double tracked these days) is in the distance to the left, and t... (more)
On a warm fall afternoon a leased trio of MRL 45's leads a BNSF train bound for Washington through the beautiful Montana countryside.
We are at Jim Grey on the Mojave Sub of the BNSF, a few miles east of Boron and Kramer Junction when the Q-STOCHI6-22L Stockton to Chicago stacks has stopped at a red and is giving the Boron Local... (more)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe SD45-2 1581 leads a train of empty grain hoppers away from unloading in Superior, Wisconsin on a code blue Sunday.
Steve Smedley photo
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks.
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks. The Joshua Tree really lets ... (more)
A pair of MRL SD45-2s lead a manifest westbound between two Northern Pacific era signals just west of Big Timber on the Second Sub. Sadly, this was the only train we saw with a pair of these gems ... (more)
A four-pack of Santa Fe EMDs, including a cowl-unit, are seen headed through Blue Island Interlocking as they head toward the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A MLAUPAS with leased MRL power rolls west through Drummond (note the D on the hill).
A MLAUPAS with leased MRL power grinds up Mullan Pass over skyline trestle.