I liked the SBD paint scheme -- it just didn't last long.
Richard Beal photo
Early after the Chessie-Seaboard merger, a large number of SBD/Family Lines big GEs found their way north to Michigan, here we see 3 big six axles pulling a freight east out ... (more)
Seaboard System train #380, after a new crew has boarded, is departing Manchester via the "Old Way" to access the Lineville Subdivision and the route to Birmingham, Alabama
The morning fog has yet to lift as an early trackage-rights train climbs Oreton Hill out of "Jones' Cut" behind three Seaboard System SD50s. This train accessed the SR/NS main at Appalachia, since... (more)
Seaboard System SD40-2 #8076 and Clinchfield Railroad SD40 #3007 power Manchester-Ideal (GA) "Sand-Turn" on its return trip to the yard at Manchester. This is a historically heavy train with mult... (more)
Seaboard System's ex-Clinchfield F units pull a Erwin,Tenn-Elkhorn City,KY excursion passing the ETSU campus on the "High Line" at Johnson City.
The engineer has just notched out the throttle and is looking back over his 5 six-axle locomotives as Seaboard System train #329 struggles to start the climb from South Manchester up Pine Mountain... (more)
C30-7 #7040, leading a GP16, another C30-7 and an SD45, pull Birmingham, AL to Waycross, GA train #307 up to the yard office for a crew change. The dimensional loads on the head-end reqiured the ... (more)
The speed restriction on the curve, combined with the grade, results in the use of very high throttle positions for trains southbound at this location. There will be a stop in 400 feet for a crew... (more)
Units two and three are U25C's 1521 & 1522, obtained by L&N upon their completion of duty with the Oro Dam
project. The U25C's were delivered in May 1964 as Oro Dam #'s 8014 & 8015
Seaboard System U30C #1482 & U25C's 1521 and 1522 lead a loaded Florida bound coal train up to the Yard Office for a crew change. #1482 was built July 1972 and delivered as Louisville & Nashville... (more)
A westbound wet rock train headed for East Tampa is waiting its turn as Amtrak headed for Tampa blows by at 79mph.
Three boats and a canoe move wet rock west towards East Tampa on the mainline just west of Lakeland, Florida.
My first unbesmirched GP-7. This one was originally SAL, then SCL and probably never was rebuilt into a GP-16.
Still wearing the old L&N number this "basic" SD-40 seems to have just a bit better aesthetic balance than the -2 in my opinion.