Light engines and caboose hop head south to pick up a cut of auto racks loaded with GM cars ready to hit the markets out west.
As a yard train went by I noticed it had this old Southern Pacific caboose on it, if only I was alive when a caboose was common.
End of train of a eastbound ATSF freight on its way to Sullivans Curve
One of the first two pieces of equipment was this ex-IC caboose. These were some of my favorite cabooses. I like the "porches", the cushion underframe and the extended cupola.
CSX Y225-23 backs west toward industries along the Ohio River on the new alignment at the site of the former B&O Storrs Yard. The old alignment can be seen in the foreground with cut rails. The ... (more)
For over 100 years, the crew of a caboose would look over passing trains for defects. This task is becoming harder to photograph. But the Union Railroad in Pittsburgh still uses cabooses, making... (more)
With a crew member on the rear platform, this specially painted CSX caboose is about to protect the shove for a one car local at the north end of the C&O Yard.
A caboose on a mainline freight in 2010!This UP caboose trails the DPU motor on UP train QNPINP as it heads north on the A&S.This train will be handed off to the CSX and become a Q687 train.The ca... (more)
The Mine train to Pax returns after dropping off cars at a coal wash plant nearby.
Fake conductor Kelby allows me a shot before he guides the fake shove back. Closest I will ever get to shooting the Missabe bay windows in action.
I took this shot for the sake fo the unusual caboose.
This beautifully painted Burlington Northern caboose sits on a still night in Calera's Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum as rain from earlier in the day reflects the iconic BN logo.
The Caboose Who Got Loose? A lonely ex-Ann Arbor Railroad streamlined-cupola caboose sits on a small trestle over an unnamed creek about two miles east of Bridgewater. This route was once part of ... (more)
Office of the SP train order operator. The ends were painted white so approaching trains would not mistake them for an active caboose.
In Byron along the unused for now Mococco Line sits SP 1212, a C-40-3 class caboose built in 1942. I believe these were the last Cupola Cabooses the SP purchased new.