Rio Grande and Southern Pacific power team up to drag D&RGW's daily 151 train from Grand Junction through Price Canyon approaching Castle Gate.
Extra SP 8390 West has stopped at Nahant,IA.(Davenport) for a crew change. This is a flood detour train.
Northern Plains Railroad's Thief River Falls Turn pulls through the 8th street grade crossing past the series of grain elevators lining the right-of-way switching its cut of empty gravel hoppers a... (more)
Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8530 is still painted up in the colors of the failed SP + Santa Fe merger as it leads a six unit light helper set Westbound back down the hill towards Bakersfield. Also i... (more)
D&RGW SD40T-2 5345 leads a westbound TOFC train exiting Glenwood Canyon at Glenwood Springs in late Summer 1982. This was the last summer of a relatively pure Rio Grande operation. The Zephyr woul... (more)
This is a fully tricked out unit. Considering SP's precarious financial position I find all the options to be quite surprising. I wonder what the price difference was between these and "generic"... (more)
The July 31, 2013 New England Central Railroad northbound 323 was headed up by fresh orange NECR SD40T--2 3317! BONUS was the trailing six unit consist that included five other paint schemes! En... (more)
GECX 8635 (General Electric leasing) lettering under the cab window on an EMD locomotive. Interesting.
Craig Branch coal nears the end of its Phippsburg to Denver run as it eases down the Front Range between Clay and Rocky.
Three EMD tunnel motors lead SP's Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder near Soldier Summit on May 21, 1993. This 71 car KCOAF had a pair of manned SP B40-8 helpers cut in mid-train.
Northbound aluminum ingots emerge from the Frankfort Tunnel and slowly make their way down Broadway Street in the state capitol's downtown commercial district. The brick building visible on the h... (more)
In December '76 SP was testing borrowed CN GP40W's tractive effort systems, here remote "slave" unit 8350 along with the trio of CN units leads an RCE power set on 8300 east at Beaumont, CA
In December '76 SP was testing borrowed CN GP40W's tractive effort systems, here remote "master" unit 8300 leads an RCE train east at Beaumont, CA