With Orion and his belt standing guard in the dark sky, the impressive figure of Norfolk Southern's inactive signal at Melrose, the bottom of the Saluda Grade is also quite a presence.
This is one of the GE motors were ordered by Russia but not delivered. Three went to the South Shore and the remainder was divided between the Milwaukee Road and the Paulina Railroad in Brazil.
For the details of this CB&Q/CRI&P wreck see:
At the west end of the South Shore's Burnham Yard with the Illinois Central Kensington Tower on the hill where the South Shore leaves the IC Electric. This is one of the GE motors were ordered by ... (more)
Don Helper waits to back the 40 through Ely Yard
Skip Allen eases the 93 forward
Don Helper waits for his next move
Dave Turner pulls the whistle cord as the 93 backs through Ely Yard.
The coal and water tower complex in the East Ely Yard is the focus of activity on this sunny, and relatively mild February morning. Two very different locomotives from the Nevada Northern ... (more)
It's not typically a good sign when you see a hot steam locomotive being pushed into a machine shop by a diesel yard goat. It generally means there's a mechanical issue, and it often means... (more)
With Nevada Northern 4-6-0 #40 leading, 2-8-0 #93 shoves on the rear as they take a mixed train north from Ely towards McGill on the High Line.
Tucked away at the back of the East Ely Engine House are a couple of pieces of the Nevada Northern collection that haven't been out much lately. On the left is the Alco RS-3 Locomotive #10... (more)
Dave Turner and Lennox Purinton (standing) wait on Nevada Consolidated Copper Company #93 for the steam crane crew to finish their work on re-railing an ore car.