These units were ordered by SCL and came in Family Lines colors. Early in CSX there were several interesting situations, with paint/numbers. This one has gotten its CSX lettering but keeps the o... (more)
Just another southbound train in the morning, a great time, like the late afternoon. During midday go to the ice cream shop, get some buttah peacan, relax and just watch.
ACL only bought one SDP and this was it. It became SCL, then L&N, then SBD and wound up switching the yard in the coal country. How I would love to see a shot of this one in the glory days, hand... (more)
This unit started out on L&N and was fortunate enough to stay home moving cars around the big yard and its environs.
From Monon, to L&N, to SBD to the wilds of rural New York for another owner filling in on the D&H.
Originally L&N and then SBD, this unit is sitting around waiting for work on this occasion. NIghtfall will probably find it shuffling cars for many of the local heavy industries.
The big celebrity is on the other end of the train, that is, UP3985, disguised as CRR 676. But the big celebrity couldn't get her centipede tender around the wye so a lowly freight unit gets the ... (more)
With a nice looking set of similar power a southbound Electric Fuels unit train running on NS passes through the growing metropolis at the junction of US 23 and 58. I chased for hours.
By the advent of CSXT time was short for the 35s. A few got CSX but I didn't get many of the former Chessie units before they were gone.
Though we weren't happy about the lack of engines, I think most railfans were happy that the new units had preserved "the greatest profile in dieseldom".
Shop forces have used a little ingenuity on the numberboards of this former-C&O unit now clad in the somber tones known as "stealth".
These units and slugs had become the yard switchers here in those days and as Corbin was a showplace, they had a nice paint job.
Another "facelift" unit has invaded the area once reserved for interesting stuff.
A southbound extra with a great matched set at this late date was a thrill. At the time two tracks extended from Osborne Yard all the way to the south end of E'town but north of this point it was... (more)