A faded beauty, this classic has dynamic brakes, winterization hatch and the distinctive single bulb steam style headlight.
Undoubtedly the best options package for an Alco is WP's tall stack and number boards. This old goat is out to pasture with the rest of the Alcos.
The location is a little uncertain, (Its California, maybe I should say shaky.) but after all it all looks the same, magnificent. EB freight.
Just out of college, newly married, with a secure well-paying job, new car, on the way to California and you spy the first rare and exotic WP unit. Light up a cigar, it don't get no better than t... (more)
Accelerating out of the yard with another train of mixed freight on a day unbelievably nice for summer in the valley.
The Datsun "mustard jar" was a great train chaser. Here it's checking out the "Milpitas Fs" as they race by.
Returning from the north (RR east) this old goat is crossing the ATSF. I never saw it again. I really like those "stove pipe" stacks.
Sorry, Nevada but by this time everything along I-80 looked alike. I love the non-standard hood and very non-standard headlight. I'd like to have heard that buying decision being make. Anyone wh... (more)
EB freight crosses over to the west bank. At first glance I thought that 4th unit was a EMD leaser which was delivered in solid black. Thanks to the eagle eyes of Mike Cates were have determined... (more)
Oh, the sun shines bright on this old decrepid F. She'll become a member of the famous 4 "Milpitas Fs" and go on to greater glories.
Just across the line from Utah for my first time, I found Nevada welcoming, with two units in perfect sun.
Westbound wreck train has brought out the big hook and is heading home.
An eastbound piggyback in the middle of nowhere somewhere along US80. I was moving to CA and this western railroad really did whet my appetite.
Classic dynamic brake equipped unit has recently gotten it's new WP paint job.
This was the yard switcher for the day. I could find GP-7s all over but these were somehow scarce. Where did they hang out?