CNW GP7 1573 and a pair of newer SDs get some sand at the Altoona roundhouse area at Altoona, WI on a chilly January 1970 afternoon.
The Iowa Interstate for a long time was a small geep railroad. In 2008 they step into the big power world buy purchasing 12 GEVO's from GE. That put an end to the small geep era. Here the west tra... (more)
The crew of OSCR 104 take a load of scrap ties through Jackson, Ohio. This is along the Wellston-Jackson Belt Line R-O-W. The depot pictured left belonged to the belt line. Jackson was once the ho... (more)
Done with their work for today, they will likely come back tomorrow and continue south, spotting cars at different grain elevators for loading along the line.
CNW 4144 is heading to Mitchell yard in Milwaukee, WI with a transfer run from Butler yard in December of 1988. The bridge in the background crosses over the SOO/MILW mainline.
CNW made a lot of improvements in the 1970s and 80s, but were pretty frugal when it came to yard trackage. Here at Altoona this view shows a transition track to a scale, which obviously has seen b... (more)
Deep in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley lies BUGX 1322, former ATSF 2109 built in 1952 and based out of Barstow. The locomotive has been leased to the new Northwestern Pacific and SMVR since b... (more)
An eastbound weed spray train is passing the old station called Dumas in far northern Missouri. The train will cross into Iowa here in less than a mile and is 18 miles from Ft. Madison. Couple old... (more)
CNW 4105 brings a transfer run thru St. Paul, MN in August of 1983.
The little engine that could, or old meets new. CNW GP7 4287 leads a UP C40-8 thru Oak Creek, WI in March of 1992. Notable in this unusual consist are the auto frames coming from A.O. Smith.
A CNJ passenger GP7 in CNJ's Red Barron paint scheme leads a long string of ex Missouri Pacific coaches on a train from Raritan to Newark in a muggy and rainy New Jersey morning.
Ohio South Central 104 creeps through Coalton with one hopper for Aluchem.
Chesapeake and Ohio GP7 #5828 is seen sitting at the C&O Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia.
RSSX 4471 switches loads of petroleum coke on UP's Chevron spur in Salt Lake City on Dec. 28, 2016. The RSSX (Rail Switching Service) geep was built in 1951 and traces its origins to the Chicago, ... (more)
KLSC's former Santa Fe GP7u leads two passenger cars and two former EJ&E cabooses on a passenger excursion. Tom Bowers photo.