SP's hot RODVF roars east through Sutro cut with a train of piggyback trailers for Denver.
A Southern Pacific freight curves into Kirkwood, Missouri on the afternoon of June 12, 1990. On the point is Cotton Belt (SSW) EMD GP60 No. 9672, built in March of 1990.
A trio of big '45 series EMDs lead an eastbound Rio Grande freight into Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. My hometown was more than 90 miles from Ogden, and the opportunity to witness anything Southe... (more)
After a short thunderstorm over Roseville the sun came out again, Cotton Belt 7261 didn't look much cleaner, though.
Cotton Belt's local arrives Tyler, Texas yard from Corsicana behind Alco RS-3 309, one of the road's RS-3's originally delivered with a steam generator (for passenger service).
A westbound intermodal train with a Cotton Belt GP60 on the point grinds up the stiff grade out of Mojave with a Santa Fe manifest right on his tail.
Unpatched SSW 9652 slowly crawls forward to couple to a string of empty "dirty dirt" hoppers for forwarding to South San Francisco.
On a cold, snowy afternoon, CP 182's pair of SOO SD60's pass G39's trio of GP60's, two being Cotton Belt painted units and the other being an unpatched Southern Pacific. Talk about old school!
As evening falls sets in, Mother Nature is building up for another winter storm in Iowa. Here 2 northbound UP trains wait for rested crew in Flint Yard, on the south side of Mason City. From here ... (more)
A SSW GP60 leads a westbound down Beaumont Hill.
With a new track warrant, the North Local is headed home for Bloomington, moving right along at 60 MPH.
After making a pickup, the North Local reverses back to the rest of its train. It would then head south for Bloomington Yard.
A Cotton Belt painted GP60 rockets through Gardner. About a half mile north of here, he hit the 62.8 detector doing 60 MPH.
After making a ten car pickup, the North Local heads south for Bloomington Yard.
As a southbound work train sits in the siding, a patched Cotton Belt GP60 highballs down the main, just south of Odell.