An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.
Don't be to quick to say "It ain't prototypical". Sanford had a ramp.
Only F I ever saw riding on Alco trucks. It looks pretty cool and probably pulled better. Unfortunately I don't think any of the As got this treatment.
Former Reading unit in a horrible butchered paint job.
Simpler than the classic scheme but not bad this was the last real D&H paint scheme.
Alcos up against it on Belden Hill. Lending the 6000 HP as a helper on an N&W run through train these units put on a great show.
It's nice when railroad employees, though not railfans, appreciate that their equipment is rare and of interest. This was the case in this little yard, soon to be abandoned for the old DL&W facil... (more)
It was nice to know and appreciate that this would probably be the last I saw of a large number of Alcos. I had several days in town, working nights and plenty of time to prowl around. The yard ... (more)
Two units and a seemingly endless string of hopper ready to head back to the mine for a refill.
W.T. Carter and Brother engine was between gigs here and parked in the middle of nowhere on the line between Pine Bluff and Little Rock.
An CSX southbound coal train is ready to go with a colorful mix of power including a four axle UP.
Just an ordinary toaster getting some attention.
Looking good in what is now almost "back in the day". It now occurs to me that these units are getting a little old and are probably already dropping into the abyss which is whatever CS... (more)
After a interval of four years since our last meeting I caught this unit on a northbound train from an unusual spot.
It's nice after a merger, when the new company doesn't set out to totally butcher the image of the previous. This former L&N, former Seaboard System unit still presents a good image to shippers a... (more)