There is not even a trace of exhaust as the engineer eases a northbound train of empties into motion at the north end of the Heavener yard.
Running on rights granted as a condition of the UP-MP merger, an ATSF freight arrives in Salina via UP's McPherson branch. Downtown elevators serve as a backdrop as the diesels cross Missouri Pac... (more)
The folks in Omaha have decided that the Feather River Route calls for C-C power, so nearly new GP40-2 3556 finds itself demoted to local service on a branchline in Kansas. A few miles from its p... (more)
A two-man crew uses ex-ATSF GP30u 2443 - which celebrated its 55th birthday in January 2018 - to shove 19 gondolas toward a tie-treatment plant a few miles west of Wister. This is the former CRI&... (more)
The return leg of the Fort Smith turn is almost back to the mainline at Poteau. The lead diesel will soon be 50 years old, having started life in October 1968 on the Penn Central. KCS once had a... (more)
Four 6000-series SD40-2s - purchased with unit-train coal service in mind - barrel through the plains with 100 cars of coal received from the D&RGW at Pueblo. No tracks remain at this location.
The daily Parsons-St Louis freight passes through Nevada, MO behind a trio of minimally-patched ex-CR/PC GP40s.
The North Little Rock-Newport train blasts though Beebe behind a GP60/GP38-2/GP60 trio.
After coming up the main from Little Rock, this intermodal train hangs a right to head for Memphis with UP 7770 bringing up the rear.
A Russellville PD cruiser is first in line at the D&R crossing at a spot the railroad refers to as Bernice. The crew will be dropping that bulkhead lumber flat in a shipper's siding just ahead be... (more)
One of D&R's venerable SW!'s - this one dating to 1942 - passes a concrete crossing sign post at 8th Street as it starts its trip home to North Dardanelle.
A pair of ACe's shove on the rear of a northbound train on empties on KCS. Everybody knows about Rich Mountain, but there is some tough going north of Heavener, as well.