The slug running in front of the mother unit imparted a distinctive look of length and power to this combination. It didn't get much better than a day in Barstow, finding a good spot, shooting pi... (more)
Harbinger of the present-day 12 cylinder 6-axle unit these were never very popular. This example is showing the results for desert sun and hard work.
Even the years of hard work cannot destroy the look of distinction imparted by this paint scheme. The exhaust silencers leave me wondering how anyone could not love to hear the throaty roar of a ... (more)
Nice IC SD70 departs Proctor for Ranier while an empty ore train (U-711) waits to follow it north on the Missabe Subdivision.
Steam vapor rises in a steady stream from ore cars at Proctor on a very cold morning (temp of -24F and windchill of -41F).
Mid-to-late January is traditionally the coldest time of the year in Minnesota and today lived up to that statistic. The reading at nearby Duluth International Airport was -24F with a windchill of... (more)
Heading out for a trip with the visitors, a trio of B&O GP-40s leased and renumbered in the 9000s.
Just an ordinary unit rare on any other railroad.
Those guys on the end of 564 are delegation from the shop. They were going to pull that unit out of the stub track and take it somewhere, I hope to be repaired. Poor 575 appeared to have had the... (more)
Those guys on the end of the unit are delegation from the shop. They were going to pull this unit out of the stub track and take it somewhere, I hope to be repaired.
This is a great old-school RS-3. Bulb headlight, footboards and friction bearings, the whole nine yards.
This thing was probably out of service with the coming of the M-420Bs. It was converted from an SP&S FB-1. I really like the smokestack. There must be a stove in there!
None of the units had an "F" on either end (Some wierd Canadian thing?) but his end has a pilot, marker lights and a bell. That says "front" to me. Very likely the only RS-10 I ever saw.
Somehow the paint shop had missed this unit and we got a shot of something me didn't expect, particularly with a fairly new unit.
This one has had some hard days for a relatively young unit.