This former Milwaukee Road SD9 is painted in a unique scheme to celebrate the 1993 centennial for the town of Oacoma located across the Missouri from Chamberlain. An Alco C420 and an SD7 join it.
A Montana Rail Link local switches an industry in Belgrade, Montana. On the point is a former Missabe SD9. The device shown on the left is a Lock Box for the switch off of the main for the industr... (more)
With ore cars full of steaming taconite, a southbound Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range train curves through Alborn, Minnesota, on September 25, 1994. The orange vertical stripes seen every four cars... (more)
Rio Grande's Provo Switcher returns from Geneva Works with a long train dolomite empties, coil steel, and coking coal. D&RGW 5314 was the Grande's last SD9 in a series of 10 units acquired from EM... (more)
The Utah Railway Company was power short in the late 1990s and turned to OmniTRAX for help. A pair of SD9s were leased for a short time, working as yard switchers. Here the OMLX 200 takes Christma... (more)
The final sunset of 1966 at Craig, Colo. where D&RGW "Yampa Valley" Train No. 9 with an ex-C&O round-end Obs car has arrived at the end of the line and will be turned by the crew off SD-9 5311, id... (more)
Happy 25th Anniversary MRL! It's hard to believe, but MRL has been running trains in this territory for longer than Burlington Northern did, and in the not so distant future, MRL itself will have ... (more)
The Grand Rapids Local accelerates after picking up orders at Saunders Tower.
This is the intimidating view you would have if you were about to crouch underneath a Montana Rail Link SD9. Here MRL no. 608 is in the Livingston, Montana, shop to receive some minor sheet metal ... (more)
While waiting for the two big storms to hit the area, I dug up this shot of an SD9 awaiting disposition. Others include GP28m 1507, GP9 1661, SW1000 3618, SD9 6146: where are they now?
Under a typical Pacific Northwest sky, the Albany and Eastern local makes its way west toward Albany and the Portland and Western interchange. On this day, Oct. 15, 2012, Southern Pacific S... (more)
Southern Pacific Heritage: Daylight 4-8-4 No. 4449 wasn't the only piece of SP heritage running in Oregon last week. On Monday, Oct. 22, SP SD9 No. 5399 was hauling revenue freight on the A... (more)
Two SD9s hustle a local west and catch some late afternoon light.
Benkelman, in the far southwestern corner of Nebraska, is home to a new grain elevator, which is switched by DeBruce Grain SD9 6129. This venerable EMD product rolled out of the La Grange IL plan... (more)
On September 25, 1994, Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range SD9 No. 166 leads a taconite ore train toward Proctor at Zim, Minnesota, in a pacing view from parallel Highway 7.