On Sept. 10, 1986, the weather just would not improve. When we got up that morning we were greeted with fog and light drizzle. Faced with a day of shooting in the funk, we asked and received per... (more)
A westbound "Hill Job" has just weighed its train of empty ore jennies and is accelerating away from the scales as it crosses Morgan Creek Trestle, just east of Eagle Mills, MI, on Sept. 8, 1986.
An eastbound LS&I "Hill Job" is undergoing its brake test at Eagle Mills, MI on Sept. 8, 1986 and will soon be headed downgrade to the ore dock with another train of taconite pellets.
In the mid-1970s, Santa Fe rebuilt three Alco RSD15s with EMD components and dubbed them CRSD20 diesels. These were used on the hump at the railroad's massive new yard in Barstow, California, whi... (more)
Indiana Hi-Rail Alco RSD15 Alligators Nos. 442 and 443 sit at Harwood Yard in Evansville, Indiana, on April 25, 1993. They were not to move this day, but we did later chase a different IHRC train ... (more)
Stand back a ways if you don't want to get sprayed with 97 dripping refrigerator cars on Cotton Belt's hotshot perishable "Winter Garden" as it blasts through Marmaduke, Arkansas hell bent for St.... (more)
An Austin Steam Train Association brakeman examines the view forward as the train returns to its Cedar Park, TX depot on a 20th anniversary passenger excursion.
A LS&I local and a WC crew talk about how they are gonna handle the traffic at the mines, In actuality these are some of the equipment being moved around IRM. to get ready for Diesel days.
Six Alco RSD-15 "Alligators" lead Santa Fe's unit coal train from York Canyon, N.M. to Kaiser Steel Corp. at Fontana, Calif. around ATSF's horseshoe curves at Blanchard, N.M. on Sept. 15, 1968. ... (more)
One of the few (maybe the only) times a former LS&I Alco RSD-15 “Alligator” led a Fox River Valley train. The freight is entering Butler Yard on the C&NW on a cold February 24, 1990. Trailing the ... (more)
The Hill Country Flyer nears the end of its line at Burnet, descending from the highest elevation on the line at Summit.
The Austin Steam Train's Hill Country Flyer climbs toward Burnet, passing through scenic Bertram with a 10 car passenger train. Not bad to find a nice looking RSD-15 in 2012.
Ex ATSF RSD-15's are in the late afternoon sun at Eagle Mills, Michigan after being stored pending sale.
A cold day in Michigan far away from the normally warm confines of a Gator. Basking in the glow of a winters sun that is nowhere near as warm as it should be. The red paint looks good against the ... (more)
A line up like this can only be found at the Illinois Railway Museum: GBW 2407, CBQ 504, SP 1518, CNW 6847, WC 7252, and BN 5383... And they all run! A total of 15,900 HP in a row.