I have a thing for rebuilds and the little variations that make them interesting. There are clues on sight with most of them. This one started work for UP.
Originally L&N, ex SBD an early repaint that has had a rough life already.
An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.
Two units and a seemingly endless string of hopper ready to head back to the mine for a refill.
An CSX southbound coal train is ready to go with a colorful mix of power including a four axle UP.
Just an ordinary toaster getting some attention.
With a jaunty bell and my favorite CSX paint job this former Seaboard unit heading an eastbound train.
I don't know about anybody else but it miss the old "pumpkins". They were useful late in life and colorful. We should all do as well. A great example of the pumpkin, this one had many grueling ... (more)
A bustling terminal in those days and now a ghost town. Here two units are waiting for a new assignment. How many SD40-2s got this paint scheme?
Yard switcher du jour, originally from the Family Lines era.
It's better than a -2. It's -2 innards in a old model and that makes it better. Could be I'm envious. My notes indicate this one started out on MP, went to CNW, then to PAL before its transplan... (more)
A westbound empty coal train passes the LUGO line as it approaches the depot for a crew change.
The ground remains damp from a thunderstorm that had just passed over Proctor yard as a limestone train prepares to depart for Minntac.
Originally SCL, then SBD and now in stealth.