EMD’s in four paint schemes wait for a new crew in the passing siding on the Monongahela Railway at White Cottage, Pennsylvania. The train is half-loaded with coal from Consolidated Energy’s Baile... (more)
A Southern Pacific refugee, Nekoosa Paper S6 22 works the paper mill at Port Edwards, Wisconsin. The crewmen seem to enjoy riding the front deck of the old Alco on a warm August day.
The Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer positions cars to be unloaded at the Superior, Wisconsin grain docks, while a grain ship is in position to receive its cargo.
With storms rolling in, Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer EMD switchers work the grain docks in Superior, Wisconsin.
An SW8 in one of the Lehigh Valley’s later paint schemes works the west end of the yard in Allentown Pennsylvania. Today, I would never expect to see a piggyback car in a classification yard, but ... (more)
One of the Lehigh Valley’s dynamic brake-equipped SW8’s idles at the west end of Allentown yard. Those 50’ Vermont Railway boxcars were a common sight in that era.
3600-horsepower units are the order of the day, as a B36-7/F45/SD45-2/SD45 combination has brought an eastbound train over Cajon Pass and is off to the races through Hesperia, California.
An 81 car eastbound Santa Fe grain train approached the New Mexico border as it rolls through Lupton, Arizona.
A southern Pacific B30-7/SD40T-2 combo drifts through Englewood Yard in Houston, Texas.
Chesapeake & Ohio C30-7’s meet at Charlottesville, Virginia, as a local crew gives a roll-by to a train of westbound empties. Seeing two GE’s together was a treat on the C&O but the units did not ... (more)
GATX tank cars came in a seemingly unlimited variety of sizes and paint schemes, for many specialized loads. Here a car of SCM titanium dioxide rolls through Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Boeing-Vertol produced the US Standard Light Rail Vehicle. A total of 275 articulated railcars were sold to Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s MUNI. The LRV’s w... (more)
Built Like a Mack Truck
That phrase was very much a part of the fabric of Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the world headquarters of Mack Trucks. Although I grew up about twenty mi... (more)
Cream with Orange and Chocolate
That pretty much describes an ice cream treat or the paint scheme of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s two F7A’s that provided commuter servi... (more)
Scores of Separation
Three forms of commuter train propulsion are seen in NJ Transit’s yard in Dover, New Jersey, representing two twenty-year intervals. in railroad technology. ... (more)