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.
A Union Pacific work extra heads east to meet a westbound passenger special at the end of double track at East Midvale.
Working the drifts and is a short way from a stop to inspect at Calmar.
A special move, this work train heads south under the C&NW signal bridge at HWY K.
Consecutive numbered units drag a work train southbound on the Milwaukee subdivision. Both cranes have C&NW reporting marks. Included is ex-CGW transfer caboose and ex-MoPac bay window caboose.
It always was good to get out of the freight pool once in a while so when a work train came to be and if I had enough seni I'd mark the job. Here we're in the clear on the new track at Watertown,W... (more)
Standing on one of the brand new curves on the Peavine the rock train with the surfacing crew is putting the finishing touches on a new and improved Barstow Subdivision.
Coming out of the Kicking Horse Canyon, rafters take a leisurely float at the end of the trip. Meanwhile, the work train crew leisurely wait for CP 217 to clear the east end of the yard. Taken us... (more)
Three young girl cautiously check to be sure the train is not moving before crossing the tracks. This work train with 3 cars of ballast and 5 flats of panel track is stopped while Hulcher and BNSF... (more)
It's early in the morning and the Loram Rail Grinder is prepared to begin a day of rail resurfacing through Echo Canyon. They'll get their chance once the morning fleet out of Ogden is clear of ma... (more)
Work extra running to & from Hayden Yard, working in the Florence & Magma blocks west of Ray Junction.
Rebuilt as a GP18, CRIP 4421/1239 began life as F7B 676B! Seen here on a work train that spent the week running up & down the Florence/Magma blocks west of Ray Junction.
A pair of GP9s lead the "Work Train" back to the yard at Hayden. The train consisted of a b/o ore car, a flat with a bulldozer, an empty flat and 5 side dump ballast cars.
There are times when I wonder where American shortlines would be if it hadn't been for IC hand-me-downs!!