A Roger Puta Photograph
Lots of "stuff" to see in this photo. Three tunnel motors bring a freight through the yard lead by Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8334, followed by SP SD40T-2, 8278 and SP SD45T-2, 9288. Behind 928... (more)
WS-2 with the power for road train SU-99.
An eastbound train of empties for the Rogue Valley heads up the Siskiyou Line. Once the train crosses the Klamath River and reaches Hornbrook, the 3+% grades to Siskiyou Summit will begin.
The last active SD40T-2 on the NYS&W is sharing space at the fuel facility with the SU99 road power, to the left.
This is the aftermath of the November 22, 1994 taconite train runaway on Tennessee Pass. The train ran away on the 3% grade, and ended up in a pile at the bottom of the Mitchell Curves. This is a... (more)
This is the aftermath of the November 22, 1994 taconite train runaway on Tennessee Pass. The train ran away on the 3% grade, and ended up in a pile at the bottom of the Mitchell Curves. Remarkabl... (more)
The end of an era, at lease for me. D&RGW 5401, 5385, 5361 near the Roper terminal with the Denver to Salt Lake manifest. This would be my last time ever seeing a pure set of Rio Grande run the wh... (more)
Trona Railway SD40T-2 2005 continues the southward climb out of the Searles Valley as it passes through the Trona Pinnacles.
I am really glad I was turned onto this era that the UP went thru in early 2000's. Helper Utah seemed to be the holding ground for the last life of the Rio Grande tunnel motors. The main attracti... (more)
Inaugural ECO Run
The Susquehanna's only active SD40T-2 leads a rare daylight move on the Southern Tier with the railroads first of two brand new SD33-ECO's in the trailing pos... (more)