Having been born after the doodlebug era, these were about as close as we could get to such an animal. They used to be everywhere. They were railroad looking and even had quarters aboard. Were ... (more)
In those days this was a thriving community in the middle of nowhere. You had to want to go there to get there. The railroad was in beautiful shape. Check the satellite photos to see it now. S... (more)
Entirely too quaint to last much longer, these would soon be swept away.
Mystery locomotive, probably ex-C&O and probably destined for ACWR appeared in the yard from nowhere. The TBRX reporting mark is very obscure and may have been just borrowed for the move.
A heavy wet snow is falling as trains move about Proctor Yard. On the left is the Proctor Switch with a pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s, in the distance is a loaded ore train that has just arrived an... (more)
Although the logo is faded the colors of the DM&IR live on in 2013. The nose of 215 makes for a good place to keep lunch cool.
As snow begins to fall the Proctor Roadswitch yards a train of ore empties from Duluth while a pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s work the E-Lead job.
In those days KCS had a fascinating assortment of "previously owned" and modified units. This was an ex-UP and I noticed the panel under the number boards was flat. Replaced or rebuilt at some p... (more)
Late in their careers these got a renumbering into a yard unit series. Photographer unknown. From the collection of Sid Vaught
It's not that the GP30 was that uncommon to see but, lost in sea of 35s, their appearance did occasion some special interest. Here two of my favorites have set out to head a local on a day when t... (more)
A switch job behind a pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s works the E Lead while an empty ore train for Minntac West prepares to depart.
Returning to the engine facility after dropping their train in the yard.
NS 327 basks in the morning sun with the Shenandoah mountains showing peak foliage behind.