A westbound Seaboard System trackage rights empty hopper train rolls through Tacoma, VA (on the N&W) en route from St. Paul, VA to Loyall, KY. Trios of the big SD50s were standard "big power" on t... (more)
Train 175 departs Moncrief Yard with SBD 1733, 5526, 5532, 5538 and U36B 1813.
Among the very first GP-38s built were those owned by Clinchfield. This one is stored in the Willams yard as evidenced by the 1/2 55 gallon drums used as stack caps (not a bad idea).
Originally CRR, then SCL these units always seemed to be an odd buy for the Clinchfield and anecdotal evidence is that they went to SCL because they were being damaged if they rocked at all inside... (more)
This ex-SCL unit is nicely reserviced and heading for "the field" to await assignment to an outbound train.
At least some of their units got this nice paint scheme before CSwhatever came along.
It's a shame these didn't catch on more. They were chunky and powerful looking. Most of SBD's were built with recycled EMD trucks (except the lightweight ones). This is a regular but with FB-2 ... (more)
Red-lined for retirement, most of the ex-L&N U25Cs are lined up at Corbin in the old passenger yard. After years of service in heavy coal train service, the old, worn-out GEs are not destined to t... (more)
Nice close up of a well preserved paint job.
A class leader on the point with great mixed consist. It's actually CSX but lettered SBD and in the Family Lines scheme. During the transition to CSX all sorts of wierd combinations appeared.
This unit is probably in for inspection and minor maintenance which used to be done by Hamlet shops.
By this point the main is more or less just a inbound track. The trains hold here a lot the go to the north end of the yard to back in. It makes CSX sense. Here a nicely painted leads a train of ... (more)
Here a northbound train is crossing the river after just departing the huge yard.
Well it is CSX but it wasn't "butchered" so I choose to consider it SBD.
I still don't know what happened to this train but it was having a bad day.