Burlington Northern and CSX operated a passenger special between Minneapolis, MN and Baltimore, MD on October 16-17, 1990 for senior executives. The train departed Minneapolis the morning of the 1... (more)
“Blue Suits”B947, the Saturday version of the Frederick District Switcher, shown here on the Old Main Line at Frederick Junction (mp 54.2), is preparing to spot several ADM covered hopp... (more)
While I don’t recall the specific reason behind the May 19, 1985 excursion on the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad, there was an American Cancer Society “Fight Cancer” banner hung off the side of BL... (more)
Detail of MPA Tool Car X11, photographed (with permission) while it was privately owned and residing in East Baltimore in 1984. It was subsequently moved to the Ma & Pa mainline at Muddy Creek For... (more)
"Sunrise Orange Blossom"On 12/15/1985 at 07:30, eleven minutes after a 07:19 sunrise, the OBSS (Orange Blossom Special-South), led by RF&P GP40-2 142, is westbound on track 1 crossing t... (more)
RARE: Not the Alco, the weather--it was sunny in Binghamton!
"OBSS at the Viaduct"In the year 1986 B.D. (Before Drones), elevated positions could be tough to come by. Shot from the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895) overpass, this POV was on... (more)
“Jesus Saves”Despite the signage, the same can’t be said of the Chessie System livery, the elimination of which would begin within two weeks of this photo, with the re- paint/numbering ... (more)
The newly repainted CSX/B&O 6344 is the former Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4446, photographed at Riverside on June 29, 1986. This is the first locomotive painted at a Chessie shop in the new CSX sch... (more)
“Fresh Air”A crewman of the “East End Local” (B829), with Chessie System/B&O GP38 2047, gets some fresh air and conducts a “roll by” inspection of R171 (Orange Blossom Special South), w... (more)
It may look like unit coal, but it’s actually D&H RPPY (symbolled as R403 on CSX), powered by NS C39-8 8605 and NS GP38AC 4113, westbound—main to No. 1—at Rossville (mp 84.4) on CSX's Philadelphia... (more)
CR manifest, led by CR GP38-2 8188, southbound on Amtrak's NEC near GUNPOW Interlocking (mp 79.3) on February 8, 1987.
“Off the Showroom Floor. Almost.”By October 21, 1984, this pair of Chessie System units looks to have seen some very limited revenue service, but, having just been built in August, they... (more)
CSX R171 (OBSS, Orange Blossom Special), with RF&P GP40 123 plus three, westbound approaching Poplar (mp 82.5) on CSX's (former B&O) Philadelphia Sub.
A short CSX trailer train, with Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4438 as the sole power, westbound approaching Poplar (mp 82.5) on CSX's (former B&O) Philadelphia Sub, on July 26, 1987. (Kodachrome)