A midafternoon Polar Express run was added on many days to accommodate the demand for tickets. #1510 will be withdrawn from service for a 92-day inspection after second week of December.
GN 679 and 680 were the road's only two passenger GP9s and were delivered with boilers, torpedo tube air tanks, and larger than normal water/fuel tanks. They operated in all three of GN's color sc... (more)
Running extra #287 twists through the curves defined by the Clark Fork River valley on the approach to Alberton.
Running extra #287 passes Joe E79 at the Alberton yard office with a hot train.
It appears Rail Switching Service is adding another GP9 to its fleet. This unit (which does not currently show up on their roster) was spotted being serviced at the BNSF engine facility in Denver... (more)
Polar Express southbound past the Eustis Tool World Depot, which has some ex-MP & MILW rolling stock. The stepstool ended up following the train in my ride to Tavares....
FCEN has been running Sunday extras that run the mainline gathering cars and assembling the Taft interchange with CSXT.
We're stopped at Watertown,WI. with an FRA special eastbound headed for Chicago. The 270 was at this time a Minneapolis based locomotive so I hadn't seen it since the 60's when we used to get it o... (more)
Some fresh paint is seen on the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. Formerly known as #40, this GP9 has been repainted and has been renumbered to its former Chesapeake and Ohio number #5940. It is pared... (more)
The Soo Line passed under the Great Northern at Westminster Junction as well, just to the west of the Northern Pacific Tracks. In this view, my father lensed a short local traveling northbound wi... (more)
Action at the Butte terminal reveals a rainbow of boxcar colors behind #293.
Electric wires over the BAP were de-energized in 1967, here is the future.
Fresh out of the paint shop and on its way back to LINES WEST.