I&M Rail Link train 919 enters the yard in Nahant, IA returning from the IPSCO steel mill. This photo marks a turning point for me, as I used to hate having people in my photos as a die-hard rost... (more)
Snow crews work to clear the switches of ice and snow as OmniTRAX's 4327 (SD9 in a Widow Maker paint scheme) waits for her crew.
DME 6605 has a land barge in tow along Hwy 14 near Huron, SD in June of 1990.
Washington & Idaho SD9 602 and SD40-2 3000 take their time moving a train load of propane cars (with buffer) northwest from Oaksdale toward the BNSF interchange at Marshall, WA. The line was forme... (more)
Southbound local out of Galesburg bound for Peoria has a classic BN local power for 1996. The train is seen here passes thru the 1st town outside of Galesburg on the Peoria Sub. The train makes al... (more)
Old, Cold, and elegant. Some SP SD9Es await Christmas.
Great Northern Railway no. 599, their last received SD9 hibernates under a blanket of snow at Skykomish, WA at the local museum adjacent to the BNSF mainline. The loco is mostly restored to the as... (more)
Burlington Northern SD9 No. 6102 switches Northtown yard at Minneapolis, Minnesota, in September 1984. Built in 1954, BN No. 6102 is former Great Northern No. 575, and is set up to operate long ho... (more)
Just recently the Schellville dead line lost a former Northcoast Railway, ex-SP GP9. Now three former SP SD9Es await the future with two former BLE F units on a sunny day before Christmas 2016.
Rio Grande SD9 No. 5306 works the north end of Helper Yard on a sunny Feb. 6, 1977 morning. The 1750 HP EMD was from an order for 10 units (DRGW 5305-5314) delivered in July 1957. It would be reti... (more)
Although mostly know for their ore trains, the Missabe did haul some regular freight. Here we see a transfer run coming thru Saunders, WI in May of 1986. Love the sound of those 1st Gen EMDs!
Great Tonnage Pullers: Rio Grande SD9s No. 5311 and 5308 pause just outside the Roper Diesel Shop in South Salt Lake on Jan. 14, 1977.
ELS crosses US Hwy 45 between Rockland and Ontonagon, MI in July of 2000. The main source of revenue on this line was a large mill in Ontonagon. The mill has since closed and the line ripped up.
DMIR 157 shows off a fresh coat of paint in their arrowhead scheme as it waits with caboose C-239 at BN's Rice's Point Yard while in transfer service between Proctor and Duluth. Note the unique ai... (more)
Last Stand of the Mainline SD9: For a while in 2005 and 2006 there were several BNSF SD9's that ran in the St. Louis area, and ran in solid sets most of the time too. Today, 3 SD9's are bra... (more)