Presenting Streamliner #26-and-a-half:
Hoping for a unique photo opportunity, I packed this N-scale model of an NKP PA with the rest of my photo gear. I had tried a few times throughout th... (more)
Sixteen cab units, as viewed from above.
While not a true dome, of course, the Auto Train's Sightseer lounge is certainly the best place to watch the scenery pass by.
Class of 1939:
Spencer's two oldest Streamliners sit side-by-side during the day's festivities. Despite their mutual age of 75 years, they look great.
At the end one of the first public excursions pulled by 611 in her third career, N&W's classic J locomotive was swarmed by fans.
For a fan of Alco diesels, few things are better than meeting your first Alco cab unit. If that cab unit should happen to be a PA, all the better!
One Year Later:
As the Saturday photo shoot began to wind down and was almost ready to close, the fans began to stir: NKP 190 was on the move. It was being pulled from its spot by the roun... (more)
We've seen a good deal of 611 and 2156 lately, but 1218 has managed to stay out of the limelight. With just a few more days until the reunion of the N&W Three, though, here's a pictu... (more)
The Famous Profile -
One of the most famous profiles in American railroading was on display at the night photo shoot at Spencer.
Fresh from a repainting by Norfolk Southern, Southern 6900 practically shone. Although it was, to a certain extent, left out of the lime-light because of the event's more exotic participants, the ... (more)
When CB&Q E5 9911-A was brought out of the roundhouse and parked so it could be prepared for its excursion duties, a large photo line appeared only a few moments after the diesel had stopped movin... (more)
Shovel Noses - 1:
The Streamliners event featured a rare opportunity to see the NCTM's superb ACL E-unit o... (more)
Spencer didn't only have Streamliners:
Although the invading fleet of cab units got the most attention (and rightfully so), the NCTM still had an interesting collection of non-streamlined ... (more)
No nose doors on those noses:
I'd always had a vague notion that there was 'something missing' on these units; a Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD E9(A)Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USALocomotive #: UP 949Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 31, 2014
Shovel Noses - 2:
Though the two locomotives had many similarities, the two pre-war E-units on display at ... (more)