Reading crane 90906 and Jersey Central crane 5 and accompanying cars are at East Penn Jct. to clean up a derailment of several freight cars.
Brand-new Budd RDCs 9156 & 9155 sit on display at Bethlehem. The trucks and undercarriage were painted blue which brought to mind the 1937 streamlined G1sas Pacifics that pulled the Budd-built CRU... (more)
Lehigh and Hudson River RS-3 units 11, 2 and 10 pull a morning eastbound freight from Allentown Yard. The freight will proceed over the Jersey Central to Phillipsburg, NJ. The last RS-3 is in a si... (more)
Reading GP30 5505 is less than a year old and paired with FM H24-66 TrainMaster 808. The eastbound freight will soon cross the Lehigh River and proceed down the Bethlehem Branch on this early morn... (more)
Brand new GP18 units 1804 and 1800 are switching at Passaic Jct. in Saddle Brook, NJ. The three EMD units were the first new diesels bought by the railroad for many years. The Susquehanna had pow... (more)
The refurbished driving wheel sets for FLYING SCOTSMAN arrived at the York workshop during my visit. The leading set has already been installed and it is interesting to see the cranked middle axle... (more)
The last steam locomotive built for British Railways is 92220, EVENING STAR, constructed at Swindon in 1960. It has been exhibited at the National Railway Museum for some time but was sandwiched b... (more)
One of the railroad's new E9 units pulls a one car mid-day train to Elgin, Ill.
The first section of U.P.'s combined CITY OF LOS ANGELES / CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO is on the last lap to Chicago. The B units are missing some of the stainless steel grill. I left for the east that ... (more)
The long CITY OF NEW ORLEANS accelerates on its southbound run.
The last day of my week in Chicago was a beautiful Wednesday. Illinois Central's CITY OF NEW ORLEANS passes the coach yards behind A-B E8 units.
The solitary GM&O commuter train from Chicago has made its last stop at Joliet and pulls away from the station.
The eastbound GRAND CANYON rolls into Joliet behind an A-B-B-B-A set of F units. Lead unit F7 306L is a dual-service F7 that was delivered in 1952.
Santa Fe's first four GP30s 1200, 1201, 1203 & 1202 are stopped with an eastbound freight at Joliet. All of the other freights that day had been behind GP20 units and these new diesels were a real... (more)
ATSF A-B-B-A F3 units are pulling the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF away from Joliet.