Is an SD40-2 rare? Well maybe not a few years ago when I made my first trip to the storied Marias Pass line in northwest Montana, but after a year of living in the area, the sight of an SD4... (more)
One of the funkiest work trains I've ever witnessed takes a short break on the west pass at Provo Yard. The TOFC is a Rio Grande Motorway classic. Do you suppose that two EMD SD45s could handle th... (more)
A UP work train powered by GP9 139 and GP30 842 wait at North Powder siding. Those are the Elkhorn Mountains in the background.
A B&O work extra was hurrying west at Magnolia, WV on Sept, 16, 1978 in the morning haze and drizzle, led by WM GP9 No. 6413. At the time, this was known on the B&O as a ballast cleaner. The cra... (more)
B&O I-5 caboose No. C-2075 was assigned to work train service in Rowlesburg, WV when I shot this view of the logo on Aug. 17, 1975. If I recall correctly, within a couple years, it caught fire an... (more)
After spending most of the day working main track 3 between North Salt Lake and Salt Lake City, a Loram Rail Grinder slowly makes its way through Grant Tower, bound for Roper Yard to tie it down.
While on my way home to plow out my driveway I made a quick stop down in the Village to see if anything was happening. I happened upon this guy backing off the Albany Main. He tucked in there for ... (more)
How can the Rock get no respect with colorful scenes like this? In the summer of '76 the Rock still had money for weed control and West Dav trackage gets the treatment admidst other rail activity... (more)
Proving that there WAS a budget on the Rock Island for weed control, at least in 1976, as a crew work a sprayer in the yard at West Dav, getting a good tan in the process.
Pictured on National Train Day, a Herzog Railway Services work train prepares to take the set out track at Uintah under the direction of Union Pacific Maintenance of Way personnel.
With the snowy Wasatch Front for a backdrop, a Union Pacific rail train heads east along UP North yard in Salt Lake City.
EJ&E 665 is a bright spot in a rather dismal looking Olivers Yard. The Work Train will be headed for Woodcrest in a matter of hours.
On the last day of my Fall 2010 visit to Alaska I captures these two original paint GP40-2s lugging a company work train north. A perfect ending to a great trip.
After a few days of work train duty dropping rail in the South Bend area, 656 is set to head long hood forward for Woodcrest with an empty rail trail.