Under a typical Pacific Northwest sky, the Albany and Eastern local makes its way west toward Albany and the Portland and Western interchange. On this day, Oct. 15, 2012, Southern Pacific S... (more)
Southern Pacific Heritage: Daylight 4-8-4 No. 4449 wasn't the only piece of SP heritage running in Oregon last week. On Monday, Oct. 22, SP SD9 No. 5399 was hauling revenue freight on the A... (more)
Two SD9s hustle a local west and catch some late afternoon light.
Benkelman, in the far southwestern corner of Nebraska, is home to a new grain elevator, which is switched by DeBruce Grain SD9 6129. This venerable EMD product rolled out of the La Grange IL plan... (more)
On September 25, 1994, Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range SD9 No. 166 leads a taconite ore train toward Proctor at Zim, Minnesota, in a pacing view from parallel Highway 7.
A D&RGW employee offers the Rio Grande Zephyr a rollby from the cab of his SD9 at North Yard in Denver, Colorado. The Rio Grande welcomed riders to take photos from the vestibule of their beautifu... (more)
Southern Pacific SD9 No. 4426 leads a westbound train through Tunnel 2 on Tehachapi Pass above Caliente, California, on March 1, 1988. SP crews and fans fondly called SD9s “Cadillacs.” Trailing 44... (more)
Coal Country Line-Up - Terry Respondek hosted a small group of photographers for a memorable night of photography, at the former Peabody/Squaw Creek Rolling Acre Shops, near Boonville Indiana. Tha... (more)
Photo freight on the Squaw Creek Southern with Mr.Respondeks former AW&W SD-9 leading the way.
Former coal haulers doing what they have done for many years.Now owned by the Respondek Railroad these units ran on a staged train for visiting railfans.
Rio Grande's 'Short Line Transfer' emerges from UP North Yard in Salt Lake City with cars bound for D&RGW's Roper Yard in South Salt Lake.
On a pleasant autumn afternoon at Provo Yard, Rio Grande engineer Bob Pace makes a few mechanical adjustments to SD9 #5314. It appears the number boards could use a little tinkering as well.
On a fine October 1977 afternoon, a pair of Rio Grande SD9s await their next assignment on the mainline out of Provo Yard. D&RGW 5308 and 5309 were built new by EMD for the Rio Grande in July 1957... (more)
A Rio Grande SD9, a GP9 and a pair of leased SSW GP40s lug a heavy Ogden to Roper SP transfer run south through Salt Lake City.
This is not a mirage. A pair of DMIR SD9s is seen hauling a molten steel "bottle" train under wire on the South Shore. Tom Golden photo.