CBRW 166 and 171 pair up at Warden, WA on the Columbia Basin Railway. The 166 was once Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Phase 4 SD9 166. It was the last Missabe unit in the original color scheme, modi... (more)
DMIR 166, a phase 4 SD9, resists the temptation of the newer arrowhead scheme while waiting with a mix of SD18s, other SD9s and SD38ACs for its next assignment. The yellow vertical stripe on the n... (more)
A group of classic first generation EMDs idle away at Rio Grande's Roper Yard on Friday, July 2, 1976.
Four SDs represent four phases of Missabe power at Duluth's Endion Yard. SD9 143 is a Phase 3 SD9 featuring the original SD9 car body with 48 inch roof fans. Behind it engine 128 is a phase 2, sam... (more)
All four AWW SD9 were onhand this day before moving to new adventures elsewhere.
Winchester & Western leased this SD9 from the Black River & Western for approximately a year. The railroad was looking for larger power than its stable of GP9/10s, and this type seemed like a nat... (more)
My 1,000th photograph!
Here we see an eclectic group of OmniTrax engines found at the old Great Western Sugar Beet Factory in Loveland, Colorado, including OMLX 4327 (Ex Southern Pacific and No... (more)
DMIR SD9 162 leads an SD18 and another SD9 with an empty ore train as it heads out of Proctor Yard and north to the iron range. This location has always been a favorite spot to watch Missabe actio... (more)
DMIR SD9 170 and SD18 183 bask in summer evening warmth outside Missabe's Proctor diesel shop. Soon the units will be back at work either switching ore jennies or hauling long ore drag between the... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 southbound on the Sweet Home Branch.
In the early 80's, the main attraction at Lambert's Point was C630's with slugs made from cut-down FM Trainmasters. A group of SD9's, including this one in classic N&W blue paint, were a nice bonu... (more)
A quartet of SD9's idle near the North Bessemer enginehouse.
Rio Grande SD9s 5312, 5306, and 5310 kick a cut of cars at Roper Yard on Aug. 11, 1979.
Pulling a string of cars of dimensional lumber from the Weyerhaeuser Co. Santiam Sawmill.