Bearing a number from a numbering scheme that just never fully materialized this unit appears to have never had a nose herald but it least it's relatively clean.
Spartan but welcome after seeing nothing but SCL black.
Not a native, this one started on the Seaboard, then went to SCL and ended up going hauling black diamonds.
These morphed a little and actually got a repaint before their demise. Somebody important must have visited.
Another L&N orginal doing mine runs and switching the yard.
Originally bought by the L&N this unit and its slug were the yard switchers for the day. I knew they were living on borrowed time and did a lot of driving but didn't get them all.
A former EJ&E SW1 that is over 70 years old picks up a much newer low emissions switcher from the BNSF interchange. This locomotive was originally built for the Modoc Railroad Academy using an IC ... (more)
Taking a little turn this former SLSF unit is far from home. This location used to be good for a varied string of 4-axle power. It was undoubtedly the farthest outpost of the BN which used to be... (more)
Originally SAL, then SCL, this unit is being backed by a hostler in the process of moving from servicing areas to the ready tracks known as "the field".
Can you say "eclectic". This mess is ex-almost everybody and lays over for the weekend.
New Years Eve and I managed to catch one equipped with the ever popular "FRA test dirt" on an inbound train.
Renumbered for (dare I type it?) 666. It got me to thinking. Biblically isn't the "mark of the beast" DCLXVI? Think about it.
Built for Rock Island and displaying the early-style carbody this classic old GE is preparing to join seven or so of its stablemates in taking the daily coal train across the bucolic countryside t... (more)
CP owned a couple dozen GP35s and here a nice looking pair work a local on a late afternoon in 1993.
Happening 30 years ago, another railroad transition with this former SCL unit in the rudimentary lettering of it's short-lived new owner.