The Alexander crew enters Statesville for the second time today. After dropping their short train from Taylorsville on the "main" north of town and spending all morning shuffling cars in... (more)
While some shortlines have withered away over the years, the Alexander seems to be adding new customers and new sidings every time I visit. This small yard near the line's northern terminus of Tay... (more)
Each weekday morning the ARC days starts with pulling one of the line's 4 spotless SW1500's from the engine house. The shop once held the line's small fleet of ALCO switchers painted in the bright... (more)
Running light to reach their first switching duties of the morning, the day's run leaves some ominous clouds behind.
Becoming all but a rarity in modern times, an end-cab switcher sits as the yard power for Radford yard. This is the only SW1500 owned by NPBL and it does not have ditch lights.
Switching cars in Randolph MN. PGR 74 advertises its value.
CSX SW1500 #1112 resting at Nashville, TN || March 1989
IHB 1501 leads a sister and an empty coal train through East Chicago.
ATMX 305 and GMTX 115 shove loads into the plant on a sunny morning.
A pair of Harbor SW1500's lead an empty coal train off the Harbison Walker Lead, passing Calumet.
Pre sunrise in Morristown.
Far From Home
Using Conrail symbol, "SK-87", M&E 18 hauls 20 up the Garden State Secondary. Once they get to Oak Island, they'll pull through Stock and shove down the P&H... (more)
M&E on the GSS
Morristown & Erie makes a rare appearance on Conrail's Garden State Secondary. Earlier on this frigid but clear morning, M&E 18 delivered GP7u 23 to the refinery at Bay... (more)
Several Montana Rail Link locomotives line the backshop of MRL’s Livingston Shops on May 7, 2012.