Has it really been almost 40 years? Ugly lasts forever maybe? Some people may have changed their opinion but these have not grown on me.
The storage line in Ravenna has just about doubled since November.
They won't pass this way again. Unique units await dismantling back in the woods in a tiny southern town. I was there 6 weeks ago and there was no indication this operation ever existed.
A Norfolk & Western (former Nickel Plate Road) yard scene in 1978 featuring a stranger from the West.
I know it was SBD at this point but hey, I won't tell if you won't. I'm pushing the idea of a Ohio to Savannah MRL-type railroad with equal access and we could name it, well, Clinchfield. I can ... (more)
I was in town for a conference and had some time to get the exotica afterwards. I liked these ex-SOU rebuilt SD-24s.
Idling away the time until it returns to Avon.
For lack of a better name I guess you could call it Conrail crud, sort of a mix of road dirt and some kind of greenish fungus that splotched up older units. It looked contagious. This ex-PRR uni... (more)
In 1993 you never knew what you might still find wandering around.... This GP38 was still in its original paint when seen at Cumberland, Maryland .
I have a thing for rebuilds and the little variations that make them interesting. There are clues on sight with most of them. This one started work for UP.
Originally L&N, ex SBD an early repaint that has had a rough life already.
An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.
Two units and a seemingly endless string of hopper ready to head back to the mine for a refill.