Poor man's remote control. One man operated this unit from the little box where the steps used to be. This is what we think of as the "classic" 65-tonner. I always wondered what would have happ... (more)
Poor man's remote control. One man operated this unit from the little box where the steps used to be. The unit apparently has been reengined with new Caterpilars.
Cargill Grain GP9 #305 switches cars in Stockton, CA.
Cargill's GP9 at Devore is about to be fired up for some switching in the morning. The spur has the same incline as the BNSF mainline in front of it. That's 2.2 %
While this locomotive bears no outright number, this is the last known number it was assigned, for BNSF. Former ATSF 2696.
Sometimes tracking down ownership of an engine can be tough. Case in point ... this SW1200RS working the Gavilon Grain elevator in Saginaw, Texas. This engine rolled out of GMD's London, Ontario... (more)
This neat old GP9 can often be found "parked" by having been run into a dirt pile at the large Cargill Facility in Verdemont (San Bernardino) CA. It has a remote control light package and is used ... (more)
CGAX 2053, a former Wisconsin & Southern unit, now serves the Cargill elevator at Ord, NE.
Cargill Grain Company industrial switcher calmly idling away at the grain facility as it awaits its next assignment on a beautiful crisp early fall afternoon
It must be lonely being a grain elevator switcher.