DMIR units normally could be found working on the WC almost year round after the WC started to snare a substantial amount of all rail ore runs from Duluth to connections in Chicago. These were mos... (more)
Just after putting a two-car train away in the yard and spotting caboose No. 10286, the crew of SD9 No. 6223 have put the locomotive to rest inside the spiffy looking wooden roundhouse at Leadvill... (more)
SP's East Pleasanton Turn was descending Altamont Pass through Niles Canyon westbound led by a pair of boiler equipped SD9's kept in captive Bay area service for commuter train backup power.
Humping cars at Northtown on a snowless March day in 1981.
A bit of a close clearance on the lead results in this miner collision between the Nahant yard job and a road train lite power. Afterwards with no injuries and minimal damage the locomotives were ... (more)
A bit of a close clearance on the lead results in this miner collision between the Nahant yard job and a road train lite power.
Sunning itself in San Luis Obispo, Califonria, is Southern Pacific SD9E 4327. Built by EMD in January 1955 as SP SD9 5378, this unit was renumbered SP 3856 in the 1965 renumbering. When rebuilt/... (more)
IMRL 602 at Nahant,IA..
Marquette switch engine on the IMRL.
The E&LS SD9 duo continues north along Rte 607 as the fog begins to lift. They will soon stop at Randville for a pickup and again at Sagola before arriving at Channing with a rather long train.
The ex-Reserve Mining SD9s #1221 & 1224 head north along Hwy 95 just north of Iron Mountain, MI as the fog begins to lift.
Northbound E&LS train to Channing breaks through the thick fog with the ex-Reserve Mining SD9s #1221 & 1224.
One of Missabe’s late-phase SD9s cruises toward the docks at Duluth at Zim, Minnesota, on September 25, 1994. Number 166 was built in 1959, and still carries the original paint scheme.
Northbound E&LS train to Channing heads through the northwoods of the Upper Peninsula with a pair of ex-Reserve Mining high hood SD9s.
Even in 1984 this was a rare lashup. Five first-generation SDs and GPs pulling a long mixed freight. The engine music was terrific!