One of MET's fleet of GE's was working near the MET shops in the Modesto area.
In the 1975-1976 era many railroads painted locomotives into various red white blue paint schemes to commemorate our country's two hundredth birthday. MET's BiCentennial painted unit 603 was worki... (more)
MET 2003 switches a small yard of the BNSF Stockton Sub mainline in Modesto.
M&ET 613 en-route to its new home at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, Ca.
MET 2005 goes about switching duties the day before Winterail.
Home Again Arriving at Pacific Southwest Railway Museum at Campo, CA after a 500 mile trip from Modesto she is about to be unloaded on to her home rails. She was originally SP 5119 assig... (more)
One of Modesto & Empire Traction's new grasshoppers prowls around the Beard Industrial Park. The M&ET once had a thriving fleet of GE 70-Tonners, all maintained to perfection. Though the railroad ... (more)
Coming back from E&J Gallo
Switching Riverside Yard and Georgia Pacific
It's about five minutes after 1pm, and the crew has just returned from their lunch break. The hard working crew of M&ET 605 continues her chores for the afternoon.
The folks at Modesto & Empire Traction rolled out a welcome mat for trio of Canadian visiters and a couple of 70 tonners were sitting outside the shop.
An end to a beautiful day
Two of the famous fleet of MET GE 70 tonners wait out the weekend at McClure Yard on the south side of Modesto. MET #609 was first delivered to the Klamath Northern as their #205 in 1955. MET #60... (more)
After spotting a string of 74 empty hoppers on a UP siding, M&ET 602 leads the other GE 70 tonners back to the Beard Business District in south Modesto.
Formerly from the SMV, this unit rests in the yard still in its old colors...