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
RJ Corman SD40T-2s 8569 and 8718 lead a short train uphill through the reverse curve near downtown Mount Hope on a clear and cold February morning. The train is en route to the CSX interchange at ... (more)
Another load of coal from the Craig deposits winds down the last curves of the Moffat route along the foothills above Denver. Photographed from private property with permission.
Rio Grande power leads an SP eastbound toward Donner Pass.
A consist of howling tunnel motors drags a hefty eastbound manifest up the torturous grade just west of Caliente.