We're on the "2spot" one of the ex-MILW passenger FP45's that were delivered in 1969 and were placed in freight service when Amtrak started in 1971. We've made our pick-up at the Cut-off... (more)
Super "C" accelerates through Joliet.
As a little trivia, when I was hanging around near the end of Joliet Union Station as a passenger station(2014) I spent several nice evenings ta... (more)
Super Bowl BoundOn a stormy January 30th, 1988, a four-car Santa Fe officers' special rushes south across the San Luis Rey River Bridge at the river's mouth (where it empties into t... (more)
No longer operating on (or dressed for) Santa Fe passenger trains
A storm is threatening Santa Fe’s southbound freight on Colorado’s Joint Line as it leaves Larkspur and climbs to the fifth highest summit on the AT&SF at Palmer Lake, 7,237-ft. FP-45 91 restore... (more)
Three FP45's bring an eastbound stack train into Argentine Yard, where one of the units was set out prior to continuing east.
Why do the best things always show up after the sun disappears? – In the era just before Santa Fe’s unsuccessful merger with the SP, and before Superfleet, it was uncommon to encounter matched set... (more)
We're stopped on the hill westbound between Watertown and the westward absolute signal for Voltz on a Wyoming coal train. On the eastbound the extra 3 east drops down the hill heading into Waterto... (more)
Smell the paint! The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
Still Santa Fe’s elegant flagship and one of the last of the great passenger trains in February, 1969, the Super Chief, Train 18, slows for a meet with a unit coal train just south of Glorieta, Ne... (more)
ATSF 92, WC 7525 and CBQ 504 make for a really nice line-up at the IRM's Diesel Department. It was a beautiful day for photos.
Santa Fe FP45 sits on display for Museum Showcase Weekend at the IRM. This is the first time this unit has been outside in a couple of years.
The 92 has been pulled out for showcase weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum... and with this evenings storm, she is freshly washed... a little lightning to brighten the sky.