"Back in the day" doesn't seem that long ago but it has been almost 26 years. They were still using 4-axle manned helpers and the hillside was not so overgrown with cedars as to be impa... (more)
The Taylor Turn heads west through Round Rock, TX with a nice pair of SD40N's. The two EMD's are in run 8, headed for interchange with the Austin & Western in McNeil, before heading back for Taylo... (more)
It won't be be CSXT for long. Built for SAL, this unit had been SCL, SBD and was now ready go to probably its last owner Nashville & Eastern. Being in the early carbody, which resembled the U28B... (more)
Newly arrived from BNSF these units were hurriedly pressed into service with only the minimum of relettering. They seemed to be everywhere that day.
It's months after the startup of CSX but this unit still retains its C&O number. Here two trains coming from the west are waiting for permission to enter the yard.
I like that smudge. All too often excursion engines are so squeaky clean they look like they don't work at all. As she prepares to go for some servicing there's no it has been a hard pull this t... (more)
It's redbud time in southwest Virginia as an eastbound manned helper passes a local homestead which is now part of Natural Tunnel State Park. The head end is already in the tunnel. The bus is f... (more)
A southbound grain train is going onto single triack out in the country. Remember when you thought those C-boats would never go away? And the searchlight signals had been there forever? Well gue... (more)
Out for a little light ballast work on of the more interesting pieces of equipment in the inventory. I saw it in the distance and started looking at the sky to find that damn cloud. You know the... (more)
Kinda nice early in a merger, not so hard to figure where every thing came from. Here a southbound rolls thru a great little town.
Southbound train to Florence, Alabama is roaring through one of the many tiny communities on south central part of the Volunteer State. They will lay over for the night in Lawrenceburg where they ... (more)
While we were in town to buy an industrial 65-ton GE this great looking nee-L&N, ex- SBD unit passed by. Few ended up looking this good. The smoke was a nice touch I think.
The early run of road slugs used mostly GP30 and GP35 cores so the few 40s were something to find. I was delighted to locate this one. We had no idea this idea would work as well as it has.
Nearing the locale with the unlikely name of Gluck, the daily job climbs a short rise making its distinct "big tractor" sound, unique to this 8-cylinder version of the FDL prime mover. I... (more)
A southbound single stack container train is crossing the drawbridge which appears to be getting some work. I had only recently discovered the great variety available in the area.