The heavens open up as Colorado & Southern 839 performs the last photo runby of the day during a S&B Productions photo charter on the Osceola & St. Croix Valley. The unit was re-lettered to its 1... (more)
Colorado & Southern 839 (Minnesota Transportation Museum's BN 6234 wearing it's 1970-1979 number) crosses the Cedar Bend Drawbridge over the St. Croix River during an S&B Productions photo charter... (more)
Quaint Settings: Breaking the silence of a peaceful afternoon, a BN ballast train blasts through a rural crossing. Headed for another load of rock. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
Heading West: At lunch time, the morning train crew brings the rock train around the wye, and into the siding, preparing to head west in the afternoon. Taken while off duty, wearing full PP... (more)
Getting Orders: Before departing, the crew get their orders "hooped up" from the station agent. Looks like this SD9 is getting worked today with a heavy load of rock. Taken while ... (more)
A pair of Cadillacs painted for the SPSF merger rest outside of the hallowed Brooklyn Roundhouse.
Lavacott Locomotive Works SD9 5399, in full Southern Pacific paint, leads a deadhead move down West Olive Street in Lebanon, Ore., after the annual pre-Winterail excursion.
AWW 204 leads a load of ties to interchange with the NS.
A chopped-nose former CB&Q SD9 leads a transfer from the BN's Cicero Yard to CSX's former B&OCT Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Sometimes when extra empty covered hoppers came into Mason City off the Marquette Trains, an extra job would be called to go out and spot them. As is the case with this job this day. Here the extr... (more)
I remember this chase very well! The 942 Spencer Local would come into Mason City sometimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays because they didn't connect with 940 in Spencer. That meant somedays there wou... (more)
ELS 1223 stops to pick up a switch list at the Ontonagon, MI depot in July of 2000. Unfortunately, this line is no longer in service and the tracks are gone.
First Generation QuartetA westbound Burlington Northern freight passes through Arapahoe, Nebraska, on August 5, 1985. SD9 6167 (the former Chicago Burlington & Quincy 365) leads a ... (more)
One of Portland & Westerns SD9s works the Oregon Electric Yard in Albany.
Brand new ATSF C44-9W units await delivery next to a couple of DMIR units at Clearing Yard.....Adam Farence Photo.