Look after Uncle Pete got his mitts on this fine railroad this unit's "between scheme" has faded to something other than Armour Yellow.
A pair of new SD50's glide through Buttermilk curve on an eastbound coal train. I was used to seeing four SD40-2's on coal trains prior to the delivery of the SD50's.
Built on AAR trucks from retired Alcos these units were commonplace on MP.
Nice looking units.
Early numbering series.
Caboose hop with a slightly later version of the MP
This was really a side show conpared to the Warren & Saline River Whitcombs.
I really like these gutsy sounding stubby little units, kind of like an SD-45T-2 with a short guy syndrome.
I guess it's a chop nose but this almost likes like an as built configuration.
The "Garland L. Tucker" is already working for its new owner on this westbound freight because the Rock Island is history.
The fireman on MP B23-7 #4606 prepares to grab orders at the Santa Fe station at Alvin,Tx.
This train entered the Santa Fe at Algoa Jct (a few miles away) from the Missouri Pacific Kingsville Div... (more)
Classic MP, with 4 stacks and that odd little piece of metal behind the air intake, leading a train at SoSan yard.
Hump unit and slug on the hump.
Check out those footboards and the cool ACI label. These had a 1200 HP 12 cylinder 12-567 engine, probably from a retired E unit.
An early version on the model, with oil bath air filter.