Coors beer train coming back into Denver alongside the D&RGW Yard with three SD9's. The Engineer on the train that day was John Radtke Jr.. John was a CNS&M Motorman from 1959-1963 then a Milwauke... (more)
The 507 and two slugs sit just west of 5-rings along the Menominee River with an unidentified coach and a caboose. Most everything that was stored here has been sold by the Assets Dispositions dep... (more)
Oregon is home to two Black Widow diesels: PNWR GP9 1801 and LLW SD9 5399. Built as Southern Pacific 4364 in February 1955, this engine was later renumbered SP 3877. Rebuilt in early 1973, it w... (more)
A happy ending (so far) for former DMIR (Missabe) SD9 no. 166. With the nose chopped, it now works former NP/BN branch lines in central Washington on the Columbia Basin Railway. Trips may include ... (more)
In 1967, Chicago Burlington & Quincy‘s 114-mile Alliance to Sterling line is not at all what it will become in just a few years, when the flood of coal from the Powder River Basin starts moving so... (more)
On the last day of 1966, Burlington’s Longmont local out of Denver trundles along north of Broomfield, as faithful and reliable as an old dog. Led by SD9s 326 and 363, cars for cement loading, pet... (more)
With code line wire & black widows, an almost timeless scene occurs here on the Niles Canyon Railway. This is the first time these units have been paired up in 7 years.
The first excursion of the day slides through the farmers crossing as it approaches Sunol with SP 5472 on the point.
Upon exiting yard limits at Brightside, SP 5472 and SP 5623 dash downhill into the depths of Niles Canyon, following approximately 5 minutes behind the daylight limited excursion.
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through a private crossing near the Sunol Depot on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through Brightside on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers over the bridge at Farwell on the Niles Canyon Railway
Two DMIR SD9s and an SD18 prepare to back down to the Duluth ore docks to pick up an empty train for the trip back to Proctor. They had just brought a loaded train down the hill and will soon head... (more)