Daily Unit Train climbs up the hill towards Ray Mine & tonight will have the unexpected duty of helping OT-1 right a couple ore cars that discharged while being loaded.
4th of July local with this set of power is fireworks unto itself. #4384 is the former "Clinchfield" unit with 8040 & 4080 in trail. These "play on numbers" combos are freque... (more)
In 2009, FCEN (with Inland Lakes Railway) operated some short excursions on their Winter Garden branch from the historic depot (now the museum) out towards Ocoee & back. Trips literally came to a... (more)
In 2009, FCEN (with Inland Lakes Railway) operated some short excursions on their Winter Garden branch from the historic depot (now the museum) out towards Ocoee & back. This is the last bit of t... (more)
A trio of unrepainted CBRY Geeps are rolling the empty ore cars up to Ray.
Unit train is drifting down the grade from Ray Mine headed to unload in Hayden with the last rays of light before the hills shadow over. Note the CBRY lettering on the gate.
Three former Kyle units assigned to the sprawling Port of Tucson complex along the Sunset Route. 2200 is Ex-PRR 2200, 2210 is ex-PC 2210 and the real gem here is the GP28 #1827, ex-IC 9432. The ... (more)
Unit Train exits Tunnel 2 with ex-C&O 3912 leading.
No sleeping in on an Arizona summer day....sun hits the rails between 0500 & 0530! Here, it's just after 0600 and #203 is grinding south towards South Siding with their first cut of cars for inte... (more)
After one of Central FL's famous afternoon deluges, the skies clear 30 minutes before sunset in time for Amtrak's "Silver Star" headed north. From this angle, you can see the Taft water... (more)
#202 has swapped trains, and a couple engines, with #203 at South Siding and is taking the interchange southward.
Empty ore train snakes its way out of the dumper heading back west to get a second train of loads. This process has immaculate timing and you can set a clock to it.
Unit Train is not far behind OT-1 into Ray, they typically leave Hayden around the time OT-1 is getting up to Ray. #503 is ex-CSXT 4292/C&O 3912
#502, an original KCC motor in these parts, leads two sisters that haven't yet been repainted into Ray Junction heading up the hill for more loads.
Empty ore shuttle has left Hayden Dumper heading back to Ray Mine for more loads.