Fresh out of the paint shed
In 1980, there was no internet, and news of a new locomotive or paint scheme came via magazines a couple of months after the fact, the “railfan grapevine”, or happenstance discovery. While on a tr... (more)
Throttling out of town to the beat of two non turbo-ed 645s, passing the icicle clad eaves of the old Truckee depot, a westbound flanger is making a 'Fulda flip'.
The freshly painted Vermont Railway 431 switches at North Bennington after making it's first trip down the B & R Main from Rutland. The Sunday extra has dropped some Pan Am interchange cars in the... (more)
The freshly painted Vermont Railway 431 makes it's first trip into New York State on a Sunday extra. The 431 is leading the VTR 201 and 4 lease units into North Hoosick where 69 loaded salt cars a... (more)
Looking splendid in VTR red & white! The 431 leads CLP 263 past the Green Mountain Baptist Church in Center Rutland at 04:11 during a light rain which only enhances the attractive paint scheme.
Newly minted VTR 431 pauses by the beautiful old North Bennington Station as it prepares to head south to pick up 69 salt loads at Hoosick Junction. The 431 is making its maiden voyage down the... (more)
A recently repainted AC4400CW leads a westbound manifest through Grand Island.
BNSF's newest block of rebuilt GP60M-3's have hit California. This batch have bigger number boards, also smaller lettering on the nose. Here 151 awaits assignment at Barstow.
Recently repainted UP 6395 at West Colton.
PRLX 24 in Cat paint awaits being delivered to the PHL at UP's West Colton yard.
Nebraska Central EMD GP38-3 sits quietly in Central City, Nebraska, as a westbound Union Pacific coal empty thunders by in the background. The UP train is about to cross the former diamond of a CB... (more)
Santa Fe SD40-2 5160 with Missouri Pacific SD40-2 3300 at Fort Worth, Texas Centennial yard.
Freshly-painted Vermont Railway SD70M-2 #431, ex-Florida East Coast Railway #101, is posed for an engineer side roster view of the very bright locomotive at Proctorsville, Vermont.