Action at the Butte terminal reveals a rainbow of boxcar colors behind #293.
Rolling by with 10-year old NP 298 pulling general manifest through the NP yard limits, wooden caboose #1367 brings up the markers.
The slogan on this caboose reads, "Everyone gains where courtesy reigns". Ahead pulling this train, a Gas Turbine electric. To see the head end, search photo #639380 and thanks to Rick Erben for t... (more)
UP's Gas Turbines were around for a couple more years after this photo was taken in Sept. 67. To see the rear end, check photo 639382 and thanks to Rick Erben for the location ID.
UP rostered 50 GP9's and 50 GP9B's in the first generation of the diesel era. The dawn of the second generation diesel era was about to begin when this train passed.
Eastbound through a very scenic part of the Overland Route bringing up the markers the old fashioned way. The slogan on the caboose reads, "Don't be curt, be courteous". To see what's pulling this... (more)
Eastbound through a very scenic part of the Overland Route just before the dawn of the high horsepower era from EMD. To see the companion view of the rear end, check photo #639377.
I arrived at the Trona facilities early for my appointment with the Road Foreman who graciously showed me around their shop and allowed plenty of pictures. After that it was time to follow the roa... (more)
Repowered with EMD V16-567 power, a westbound freight has manifest behind it as it slips by on the KC Terminal trackage outside of Union Station just a few blocks.
As darkness closes in at an unidentified location in Wyoming near Sherman Hill, a wild consist of 1st generation EMD products is spotted with a freight. Soon their era will end and the second gene... (more)
A pair of IHB Gensets switch at Burnham Yard.
Westbound past the old water tank at Harriman which still stands today
The sign at Federal marks the siding a few miles north of Cheyenne.
In the lonely outpost of Federal a nice looking consist has a manifest in tow.
The tail end of all freight trains back in the 1960s had one of these.