It's Labor Day weekend in the states and up here it's already very chilly as this chunky little Canada-only switcher has little to do but siit and idle with that delightful Alco wheeze.
I'm not even sure it's Washington. Nothing on the slide. Is that an enhanced cab heater or what behind the cab.
Just before WM disappeared forever, their Chessis System friends transferred a few old geeps to
WM ownership. They probably were scrapped in this paint job.
Does the sun ever shine in Hagerstown? Apparently not during the seventies. Of several railfan trips this was the best we got. Not a bad little black dress.
As snow falls the Proctor Switch with a pair of former Missabe units moves cars into the yard while an empty ore train prepares to depart. Cleaning switches is the "Air Forced 1" truck. Of interes... (more)
The late afternoon sun makes it look warmer than it was. The air temp was -13F when I shot this, the wind-chill far south of that. The B&LE trio are on train U-710 with 133 empties for Minntac. T... (more)
The commuter train to Albuquerque is pulling out of Santa Fe as the day comes to an end. Also in the small yard is the Santa Fe Southern excursion train that runs to Lamy and back.
In honor of General Norman Schwarzkopf who passed away today, this shot shows top brass from nearby F. E. Warren airbase and the governor of Wyoming (Mike Sullivan, cowboy hat - naturally) attendi... (more)
to the Decay V. Only three remained from more than five hundred USATC S160 Class locos (2-8-0), which were bought by MÁV after the World War II. The 411,264 (Lima 8434) is displayed in Hatv... (more)
A machinist works on the air system of DME 6075 prior to its departure that evening on the turn to Crawford. Who knows what the future holds for this track and employees now that CP wants to rid i... (more)
Although BN SD60Ms no longer have favored status, back in 1992 they were cutting edge. Here a pair of empty coal trains are stopped for a crew change on the former NP.
A section crew struggles to clear a switch during a blizzard with near white-out conditions.
The D&NE's "big" engine moves cars near the Potlatch Mill. Today this railroad is known as the Cloquet Terminal and No. 35 wears red and black.
A unit no longer on the roster shuffles around the yard with the autumn disease, leafy air intake.
As fog rolls in off Lake Superior a sun break shines on empties ready to head back to the mine. This leased unit is scheduled to be returned this month.