The ICG has been around for 3 years, but if you can ignore that 3rd unit (an ex-IC Paducah rebuild), this scene at Tuscaloosa looks like the good old days. This train has come from the old GM&O m... (more)
With the start up of Amtrak and the loss of jobs I ended up back Hostling in Milwaukee on the Milwaukee Road. All was not lost as I got to run these old GM&O E7's as the Abraham Lincoln(Prarie Sta... (more)
With temperatures outside well below the freezing mark it has prompted me to keep warm inside and revisit some pictures from last summer. In this scene, it is a quiet late August evening in Chicag... (more)
Its 567s already removed for transplanting into a pair of RS-1s, 101A will soon be towed to West End Yard, where it will spend a few weeks before heading to the scrapper.
Still in GM&O colors, 1051 rests in the Meridian yard, coupled to an Alco switcher. In the background is ICG GP30 522, in already faded ICG paint, but still with its GM&O number.
With a pair of each, F3's and F7's -- 812B, B80, B66, 834A -- GM&O's freight leaves Kansas City eastbound to cross Missouri to Roodhouse, Illinois where some of the tonnage may go to St. Louis an... (more)
Ex-GM&O 706 sits on the turntable at West End Yard with RS-1 1122 on one end, and IC's first GP38 on the other.
The Artesia train eases out of the north end of Montgomery's West End Yard, headed for Tuscaloosa, AL and Artesia, MS behind 706 and a quartet of Paducah rebuilds.
Two very different GM&O F-3A's are sunning themselves outside the ICG locomotive shop.
Four EMD units, 3 GP30s and a GP35, all riding on Alco trucks, are northbound toward St. Louis in the short days of the year and the sun sets quickly.
Three years after the merger with IC, GM&O 645 still has its black and white scheme - including unusual nose lettering - as it shares space with an orange and white geep.
As a CB&Q switcher putters in Burlington's coach yard, GM&O Train 1, "The Limited," with E7 103A and E8 100A, leaves Chicago on Aug. 1, 1968, taken from railfan's favorite overlook -- Roosevelt Av... (more)
A southbound passenger train is stopped at the Dwight Station giving me time to get a roster photo.
A couple of crew members ride the footboards as they switch West End Yard. The ICG years haven't been kind to 502, which is losing paint about as quickly as it is gaining dirt and rust.