With a crumbling roof, CN plans to remove the "Mallet House" section of this facility in the future (the black roof in the photo).
This was a Christmas Eve present that the BN received courtesy of vandals in my hometown of Oswego, IL. Three of four SD9s derailed when the "mainline" half of the crossover switch was thrown rev... (more)
DMIR 155,WC 587 have 30 cars of train 41 put together and have backed around the SW wye and are now departing for Marquette. The high nose SD9's were regular visitors to the eastern end of the WC,... (more)
Soo's lone SD9 didn't really roam very much, Glenwood and Shoreham were normally its home. With power tight in the late 70's it did get free once in awhile. Most engine crews equated 6 axle with S... (more)
The good old Conrail days at Pavonia Yard in Camden.
DM&IR 157,212,185 are leaving Proctor yard heading to the docks in Duluth on a bright September afternoon.
After setting off 10 cars for CSX, the W&W heads back to Inwood with a long train of nearly 50 cars.
A pair of Colorado & Southern SD9s, one still in the colors of former owner Chicago Burlington & Quincy and the other in new owner Burlington Northern's colors, lay over at the Denver engine facil... (more)
Sadly, all that is left of this old SD9 is the cab and ladders. Even had it not been scrapped, it wouldn't have been going anywhere as most of the Port of Tillamook Bay railway was destroyed by a ... (more)
southbound DMIR taconite train headed for Duluth, MN ore docks.
Back in the 1990's the BN still used Clyde Yard in Chicago to classify manifest traffic.Nice older power was used to work the yard such as this SD-9 working the East-End in early 1997.
DMIR 129,222 swing around the wye in Powers with a Minoreca enpty.
Old rusty wheels describe the fate of the Port of Tillamook Bay very well. With a good part of the mainline destroyed in a rainstorm a couple years ago, these old BN GP9's are stranded in Tillamo... (more)
The W&W's Inwood-Hagerstown turn heads south near Martinsburg with a very shiny SD9 on the point.
Heading back to Sparks on the, by then, truncated Mina Branch, SP #4391 has the Thorne Turn in tow as it leaves Silver Springs, Nevada