So you went railfanning and saw a geep. Big deal, you didn't see a Jeep. This 0-4-0 is so reflective of Army versatility and practicality and the WWII barracks reflect an earlier time. Ft. Chaf... (more)
Apparently before deploying their new GP10s the Army had them overhauled at VMV in Paducah where these new builder's plates were affixed. Not exactly accurate if you assume the date is the build ... (more)
The new kid on the block. Nice color but this replaced an FM H12-44. By this time the 194th AR BDE was a shadow of its former self so chances are they never had to work much at all. I wonder if... (more)
Imagine my delight to find these working and well maintained. The overhang on the cab was a long addition by those unwlling to be blinded by the sun. They rested in the classic enginehouse most ... (more)
Not many of these were left. I bet they rode ride a rock with those switcher trucks. I would like to know the logic of that idea. Yes those are EMD RSD-1s in the background and it was the only ... (more)
Or DOD 1401. I am not sure what the real nomenclature on this unit was but it and 001 were the queens of the fleet, immaculately maintained and specially painted. This old SP horse got lucky in ... (more)
Or DOD 1400. I am not sure what the real nomenclature on this unit was but it and 002 were the queens of the fleet, immaculately maintained and specially painted. The old SP horse got lucky in r... (more)
With it's safety idler flat this old rarity is switching big cars of JP-4 jet fuel. Note to photographers: Don't let familiarity breed contempt. I was there for seven years and shot this operat... (more)
With the friendly civilian crew member hamming it up, this little beast is headed for the house. Unable to move a sufficient number of the giant M1 tank car flats of the 194 AR BDE (the "Dollar N... (more)
One of the fringe benefits of taking one of the many courses in the cirriculum of the transportation school was this little dude. Adjustable gauge and all that, they weren't being used for much b... (more)
The evidence of FMs excellent craftsmanship when manufacturers were proud of their products. Hand me peel-and-stick.
Imagine my delight at finding these when I came here. Always a big FM fan, I got to ride and visit the classic shortline-style engine house and saw one being overhauled just before they were reti... (more)
This type is not legal to operate on the road so if you have an old jeep laying around you might want to try this. It worked pretty well.
Working the BNSF interchange, before heading back to Ft. Carson. (Thank you to Joe B. for acting as tour guide this day.)
After picking up its cars from the BNSF interchange, this Army crew heads back into Ft. Carson. (Thank you to Joe B. for acting as tour guide this day.)