GTW SD40-2 5930 and Shoving Platform resides under the lights at Kilgore Yard in Kalamazoo while the crew takes their dinner break on this very hot and humid 4th of July night.
CN L515 is working the Shared Assets interchange at East Yard in Hamtramck. The 5930 is a former MoPac SD40 that was recently included in local service out of Pontiac.
Last Man Standing - While there are a considerable amount of former GTW painted geeps still roaming the rails in the Great Lake states, there's only one SD40-2 left, being 5936. Here, it's trailin... (more)
Grand Trunk Western SD40-2 #5931, ex Union Pacific #4180, nee Missouri Pacific #3180. 35MM slide from my collection. Photo taken by Gary Zuters.
GTW SD40-2 5930 and CN SD60 5433 lead the River Line Local through Minooka.
A neat lash-up heads south through Plainfield on the L509. A GTW SD40-2 leads the way, followed by a CN SD60.
CN L501's power leads a dead M316 into MacMillan Yard.
CN L501's two SD40 variants coast eastbound to assist a dead M316 at mile 21.
A nice surprise in the form of a W90031 23 crawls around the bend at Gerdau. The train was going into the yard to tie the train down for the afternoon and the crew would cab back to Mac Yard. From... (more)
GTW 5930, 4622, CN 9433 head east with CN train 412 near Dafter. The CN GP40's were common power in Upper Michigan at the time along with "grey ghost" SD40-3's, but the straight GTW SD and Geep we... (more)
Yard power sits idle at Dubuque.
GTW 5930 rests on blocks while roundhouse personel change out a traction motor with the assistance of Hulcher.
With heavy repair work no longer taking place in Waterloo, IA on a regular basis, Hulcher was called in to assist with a traction motor change out.
Always fresh-looking GTW locomotives 5930 and 5935 rip south through Pesotum, IL, into bright December sunshine.