Doing a great steam locomotive impersonation, the black-widow heritage SD9 accelerates with a load of lumber on the Albany & Easter.
Lavacott Locomotive Works SD9 5399, in full Southern Pacific paint, leads a deadhead move down West Olive Street in Lebanon, Ore., after the annual pre-Winterail excursion.
Former Southern Pacific SD9 5399 is parked outside the Albany & Eastern offices in Lebanon, OR. The unit is "lightly" used at present, handling some switching assignments mostly. It did ... (more)
An Albany & Eastern Halloween excursion makes its way along one of the streets in downtown Lebanon.
Southern Pacific SD9 No. 5399 sits in the morning sun at Lebanon, Oregon, on September 26, 2016. The 1955 EMD product was originally numbered No. 5399, which was later rebuilt by SP into SD9E No. ... (more)
Armed with information from one of the crew members, that the 5399 would be working on this beautiful summer day, I made a 4 hour trip to Lebanon, Oregon. A great day was spent following the tra... (more)
The Weyerhaeuser Lumber turn makes its way down the Sweet Home Branch with empty center beams and a wood chip car.
Former SP power beautifully restored rides the Sweet Home Branch. The train switches out empties for lumber loads on the Albany Eastern.
On a hot spring day, LLW 5399 in all of it's SP glory rolls a small train of empties to the Weyerhaeuser Lumber corp. The locomotive had just received a new traction motor and is out earning reven... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 southbound on the Sweet Home Branch.
Pulling a string of cars of dimensional lumber from the Weyerhaeuser Co. Santiam Sawmill.
A special move of a transformer in a siding as the "Albany Hauler" passes. The power for the Hauler was RFRX 4202 4201. The hills in the background are the Coastal Range. We are in th... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 with special move of a transformer.
The first time I have seen a train on this bridge and it was a winner! 5399 is painted in Black Widow colors and is ex-SP 4364.