The 1201 crawls along Park Street, nearing the end of its morning turn to Mill 5 and back, loaded up with fresh-cut boards. The railroad has begun swapping out the old A-frame cars with newly acq... (more)
Switchers that are not needed and ones requiring repair occupy the whisker tracks at Shoreham.
Power at the rear of a log train pushing up the aptly named "Sand Cut". At 2.2%, the grade is the steepest and most challenging piece of the railroad. Once in a while, if the rail is wet or the ... (more)
After helping to shove a log train up the 2.2% "Sand Cut" these two switchers have cut off at the top and are returning light to town. The railroad passes through sections of deep woods with a fee... (more)
The 1202 and 1201 await their job at the rear of the log train which is soon to depart the dock with 40 loads of waterwood destined for the dry-sort yard, 9½ miles away.
Pulling one car from the refinery.
Emerging from the (coal) mist! This rarely visible unit until recently served as a plant switcher for the Mirant Energy coal-fired power plant in Alexandria, VA. Usually hidden behind rows... (more)
Still in green three months before the ITC's acquisition by Norfolk & Western.
Hoggers Sterling and Brandon shoot the breeze while waiting for the log train to be unloaded. Mill 5 is just beyond the fence, and South Mountain is shrouded in clouds. When they leave, the 1201... (more)
The stacker has finally removed the last load of logs and the 1200 winds up for the return to Shelton.
Eastside Freight grinds uphill at a slow 4 MPH in notch 8. They had an unusually big load for this run. Here they are seen rounding the curve at Cathcart.
Classic American locomotive and classic American muscle! Both built in the 1960's, Eastside Freight's EMD SW1200 and a gorgeous 1969 Z28 Camaro pose together in the sunlight at Maltby.
When green over red means stop! A contract switcher works an oil refinery in east Toledo.
Rio Grande's 'Short Line Transfer' from Roper Yard moves a lengthy cut of cars through Grant Tower, bound for UP North Yard in Salt Lake City. Most of the elements that make up this 1987 photograp... (more)