An eastbound local with 8 cars trundles along on some pretty shaky track as it makes its way slowly toward Chadron. The 6614 and 6606 even have a couple cars of TOFC in the short train.
Common power at Northtown in the 1990s included SD9s and end cab switchers. Here a former GN SD9 works the south end of the yard while a pair of switchers rest near the Soo Line bridge. A few wee... (more)
Rio Grande's one and only 'chop nose' SD9 works at the hump yard in Grand Junction on June 14, 1981.
DMIR 129 heads a freight east towards South Itasca, WI and the CNW interchange. This unit is painted in original "heritage" DMIR scheme, and was one of two steam generator equipped SD9s on the ra... (more)
A former Northwestern Pacific SD9 sits next to the Great Western Sugar Mill in Longmont, CO. This unit is generally used as a switcher here that switches around grain hoppers to and from the BNSF ... (more)
Burlington Northern SD9 No. 6180 rests at Centralia, Illinois, on a September 1984 night. Next to the former CB&Q motor is “Yard Service Only” caboose No. 11280 in faded and touched up Cascade gre... (more)
When a boulder rolled onto the tracks near Keystone just before the 2005 photographer's weekend, the Nevada Northern dispatched this train with SD9 204 and a crane to dislodge it. Here's the extr... (more)
Originally built for Southern Pacific in January of 1955, this old warhorse was later operated by OMLX and was rehabilitated for Northwestern Pacific Railroad in June of 1996 by Omnitrax Equipment... (more)
The track maintenance crew works to clear snow and ice from a switch by the old Longmont sugar mill as Northwestern Pacific Railroad 4327 (a SD-9 built 59 years ago) waits for action.
On a snowy day the Ckin takes loaded cars from Malden to Interchange in Thomaston with Norfolk Southern. The 804 is acting like a maned helper with engineer Rob at the throttle.
MILW 502 works with their wreck crane putting derailed cars back on the track at Auburn, WA while UP's Valley Local from Kent heads south towards Sumner. This is MILW-UP joint trackage, and UP wou... (more)
BN 6185 at North La Crosse. Someone had either stuck a tree branch near the number boards on the long hood or it had been involved in working a tree overgrown track somewhere.