Yet another SP alumnus has found a home. This line would later become part of Gulf & Ohio's empire and is now owned by the almighty GWI.
In its original configuration, this unit still sports two stacks. A later rebuild would leave some with one larger stack. I got to ride one at Ft. Bliss.
Apparently before deploying their new GP10s the Army had them overhauled at VMV in Paducah where these new builder's plates were affixed. Not exactly accurate if you assume the date is the build ... (more)
The new kid on the block. Nice color but this replaced an FM H12-44. By this time the 194th AR BDE was a shadow of its former self so chances are they never had to work much at all. I wonder if... (more)
Imagine my delight to find these working and well maintained. The overhang on the cab was a long addition by those unwlling to be blinded by the sun. They rested in the classic enginehouse most ... (more)
Not many of these were left. I bet they rode ride a rock with those switcher trucks. I would like to know the logic of that idea. Yes those are EMD RSD-1s in the background and it was the only ... (more)
The smoke lifters and winterization hood didn't seem to last long but they sure looked different. It sort of reminds me of one of those Australian lizards which throws out flaps around its head t... (more)
The BN paint job was beginning to take on some character just before the merger. The headlight installation puts me off a little but after talking to crews I am convinced that it is much better i... (more)
CSX was short on power and had to lease some of these beauties for coal service. They looked great working Elkatawa Hill. Did I spell that right?
A cold sunrise over Lake Superior as a yard crew uses a road set to position empty ore cars towards the outgoing.
I love the quaint old shortline caboose. This on obviously had some IC influence. I was to this location a couple of years ago, where once stood buildings, tracks, roundhouse there is only a bar... (more)
Great looking pair on a bigone operation. I believe these went to KCS but I don't recall ever seeing a shot of them in KCS colors. Anybody got one?
Multi-functional duct tape works great to hold a numberboard in place as exhibited by 400 as it leads a loaded ore train by a Herzog slot train stored at Proctor for the winter.