Not a pair of locomotives you can find just any where... The WC unit began life as BN 6539 in 1971. The MN&S is a DT6-6-2000 and was built 12/48.
Heading home. After being repainted by NS in Chattanooga, NW 1776 returns to the Virginia Museum of Transportation for a dedication ceremony the following day. A fitting scene for my 1776th... (more)
Wisconsin Central train No. 2 trundles through Van Dyne, Wisconsin, on the pretty afternnon of November 6, 1994. The train is powered by a pair of SD45s, Nos. 6587 and 6677.
Clinchfield's SD-45 3612 is about to plunge into Speedy Tunnel (one of three in a straight-arrow row) at Mile Post 193.29 on the train's northbound climb up to the crest at Altapass, N.C. No di... (more)
Do you like wiggles? There are few locations on Rio Grande's twisting, climbing route across the Wasatch Range where you can see an entire 84 car coal train in one view: here's one of them, from a... (more)
Early in the transition period from NRE to Morrison-Knudsen fleet management, a Utah Railway coal load descends the 1.4% grade across the state's highest railroad bridge at Gordon Creek. Up front,... (more)
Seen from a hilltop overlooking Gordon Creek bridge, we get a good view of the morning Wattis Turn steadily climbing across the high desert towards our location, a pair of ex-SP SD45's bracketing ... (more)
Four former Southern Pacific SD45's throttle up for the climb to the new Wattis flood loader only a few minutes after departing Martin Yard, just after sunrise. Eleven ex-SP SD45s eventually joine... (more)
eastbound UP train with typical for the day mixed power climbing Cajon Pass at Cajon station
WC 6555 and 6586 trundle through the snow with ore loads south of Little Lake during the winter of 1997.
The former CofG Columbus, GA main and the Southern Atlanta main paralleled each other through Weems. This freight - bound for Norris Yard in Irondale - is about to duck under SCL's former SAL Atl... (more)
NS SD45 3106, Southern SD40-2 3207 and Southern SD40 3172 lead a westbound coal train through Morristown, TN in August 1984.
The IR's SD45 and GP35 head South to Streator.