During the "rent-a-wreck" era on CSX, it seemed like anything was possible. On Oct. 21, 2000 former BN, now AGTX C30-7 No. 5513, leads westbound D720 out of Randolph Tunnel near Doe Gully, WV on ... (more)
The old C30´s at hard work. The Canguera helper set pushing hard at end of southbound loaded X36, handling the grades between the yards of Canguera and Carmo.
The cellulose train L67 departing Canguera yard, heading to Mairink. This is the famous "vaca verde" train. The nickname is because of their low speed and green cars.
It is a beautiful, clear day in Cajon Pass after a winter storm has dumped snow on the mountains. Union Pacific 2507 exits tunnel number 1, which was removed when the third main line was added by ... (more)
Northbound empty L67 departing Canguera yard, at Km 76, running to Mairink.
A fine looking C-boat leads cowls from both EMD and GE into the late evening haze west of Fort Madison. Quite a difference in appearance from today's railroading with a nearly endless string of bo... (more)
Helper set at southbound U68 crossing the Canguera yard.
Southbound loaded X94 departing Canguera with four units working hard as helpers. The brand new AC4400 with less than a month is not enought to handle the 8000 ton train through the hills, so, the... (more)
UP's HKYR heads west up Erda Hill with 32 cars for Yermo.
New Hope & Ivyland #7087 brings a charter back into town.
With nine blue and yellow engines on the point, a westbound Santa Fe freight tackles the Crookton Cutoff on the Seligman Subdivision.
Maneuvers being made at Joaquim Murtinho Yard over a nice spring morning.
This is the same type of crude oil train that derailed and exploded at Lac-Megantic in July 2013. How long before these tired workhorses are withdrawn from service. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the smo... (more)
Sunset at Guaiana yard, and the northbound FCA U59 headed by PRSX C30-7 #8409 standing by.
The engineer opens the throttle of the former C30-7 #8405 refurbished by Progress Rail Services, to handle the grade between the yards of Acrisio and Catarina, at region of Mairink.