First locomotive purchased in 1982. That's the numbering system.
I went nuts when I saw this thing, rare anywhere, down on the Gulf, the absolute ends of the earth in BN-land.
First unit acquired in 1976. That's how they derived the number. Good as any I guess. It was built with the old oil bath air filter system and had a paint job that John Fishwick would have love... (more)
I had to blow it up to find the number (on the front). She's probably retired and sold but still at home for a while. By the way, for the youngsters, those big buildings in the background are ca... (more)
a pair of TASD switchers led by the "City of Dothan" lead a transfer run during a heavy downpour on a Sunday afternoon
GM&O GP30 #530 in Mobile, AL. [8-73]
GM&O GP38AC #727 in Mobile, AL. [8/73]
Mobile is great. At the time there was IC, NS, CSX, TASD and BN all in a little area.
Wow, I couldn't believe it. Here at the furthest extent of the vast BN system what should appear but this ex-BN rare bird leading a SB freight.
Ex-SLSF in a really great little railroad town.
Roundhouse in background