Quite a few years between the first and second units of this power set about to be serviced at Settegast.
Dodging southbound trains all night from Spring northward, this train is about to meet yet another coal train before making it in to Fort Worth.
An MP SD40-2 sits on the front of a freight train waiting to leave Dolton yard. Doors open to help cool the cab. No AC on these units.
After sitting on the paint shop lead on a cold morning, MP 6030 with a GP18, another SD40 and a B23-7 are throttled up for movement to the servicing tracks.
A set of brand new SD50's take a coal train east towards North Platte.
WP GP40-2 3557 and MP SD40-2 3131 share the load test tracks at Centennial on a cold winter night.
I think this was one that had been recently repainted at the Settegast paint shop, but not 100% sure.
We knew this scheme wouldn't last long so we were nailing the c### out of all the MP yellow we could get. The buffalos were mainstays in Houston so they were easy pickins.
"Honorary buffalos" in homage to the real buffalo, the Alco C636. These units held down Z train and chemical trains from Freeport.
We took that MP blue for granted, now we were scrambling to shoot everything blue.
I was on my way to the airport to head out to my monthly rotation in the oilfields of Wyoming, soon to become permanent, when hostlers poked this out of the south side of the shed. I just rolled ... (more)
One of the few, the proud, the MP yellow.
In the as-built number series.
Rare unit. At some point upgraded to 2000HP. Note, one of the few non-turbo units to wear the eagle.
Look after Uncle Pete got his mitts on this fine railroad this unit's "between scheme" has faded to something other than Armour Yellow.