The wind always blows in Chicago but it's summer in Peoria and the heat and haze rest over the river and in the valleys. Makes you want a personal air conditioner. Along comes a unit train with ... (more)
Necessity and marketing are the mothers of some really fuggly equipment. This thing started as a tender and somehow acquired a steam generator or two, and diaphram. I hope someone at least saved... (more)
After a late afternoon rain shower, clear skies returned to Rutland, Vt., and the sun bounced off of the raindrops on the coupler lift ring of NREX No. 4211. The roundness and softness of the rai... (more)
Back in the days of prosperity when the railroad still had two types of units and there was business on line, a coal train is ready to go. I wonder if all the Ts are still there and operational. ... (more)
A GP-7 & a late model GP-9 used to commonly show up and just wait around until the the train of coal for the Kingston plant showed up. I think it all moves in unit trains now.
Once again CPR 8171 has run over a derail and is waiting for help to get back on the track.
These are Ts but are unique to AN because unlike CSX Ts these have no D/B and no centrifugal air filtering.
The nose has been chopped but not the single beam headlight and the distinctive friction bearing Canadian B tranks. The always looked like they might be sturdier and better riding.
This one has been sitting a while. Notice the rust is running out of the battery box and staining the ballast. Either that or the engineer is a very precise parker.
I was used to seeing these in the early 70s on the old AB&C in Georgia but was pleasantly surprised to see this one coming out of the locomotive washer here in NC. Locomotive washers, a part of t... (more)
Westbound Local at Ray Junction with a set of 3 GP-18's. Digital Photo.
The westbound OT-1 (Ore Train 1) is headed to the mine at Ray Junction in late afternoon sun. Provia 100F film.
Ex Copper Range 2-8-0 #29 is ready for another passenger run on the Keweenaw Central. This engine is now at North Freedom, Wisconsin.
Back in the days when those "shock absorbers" and no springs on that truck looked rather subversive.
Photographer unknown, from my collection. Back when they were green these units lead a SB train back to the mines. Until I started scanning these I didn't realize this operation was around for a... (more)