Ex CN Yadkin Valley unit with a Knoxville & Holston River GP-38-3 and a NS 5194, in for a radio control mod, sit out the weekend at Gulf and Ohio shops. Shot with permission.
Imagine my expletive as a accident spotted this which cruising down the freeway on day. It had been set out as a bad order. Good luck for me, bad luck for SP.
Not only was this the Santa train, its engineer finished a distinquished career in high style, a tradition we should pay more mind to. Way to go!
Heading out on the afternoon dinky parade this oddity was living out it's last days. The RI oddball triuvirate had been broken with the retirement of the "Christine" but I got the other two.
Yes, I was feeling physically sick. There were were carcasses of some really great old units all over the place.
One of three that won't make it thru the day, this old F is being dismembered for parts and scrap. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.
I got two PAs in my first American Flyer train. It's a shame this is the only condition I ever actually saw them in, stripped of parts and waiting for the price of stainless steel to go up.
There were only 3 and they pretty much stayed in the desert, alligators with 16-567 EMDs dubbed by railfans "hermaphrogators" working the hump, wierd ancient beasts in the newest hump yard in Amer... (more)
Crew cleaning up a wreck caused by vandals.
NB freight with a famous leader. Note the telltale, long obsolete.
DURING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANTA TRAIN UP 3985 DISGUISED AS CRR 4-6-6-4 676 IS SB AT GOFF TUNNEL AT STEINMAN, VA ON 11/19/92 ON HER FIRST RUN SOUTH.
Ex military unit put into the civil service to aid in a power shortage.
A real passenger F-unit. It was 1970, I was on a little pre-Vietnam fling, the railroads ran passenger trains, the big city was dangerous, fascinating and I got there on the real "to hell on a da... (more)