A SP jumbo Box car Brings up the rear of a Santa Fe freight at Cosnino In the fall of 1986. I never saw very many of these cars
Union Pacific 127041 was classed with the AAR code XM, making it a "plain, unequipped box car." But it isn’t, really, as it is equipped with pair plug doors with a combined width of 1... (more)
A Huge flat car load. one of the largest loads that I have ever spotted .This beam spanning several flat cars was found while I was looking for a shortline in the summer of 1982
The Other Mopac
Based in Souderton, Pennsylvania, the Moyer Packing Company, at one point the ninth-largest beef processor in the United States, called itself Mopac. The other Mopa... (more)
General American built 100-ton airslide covered hoppers to place in its lease pool in grain service. The cars were adorned with the logos of customer products Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes. Here ... (more)
A pair of patched forty-foot Conrail boxcars stand on a siding in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. These cars are wearing two of the Reading Company’s final paint schemes.
PC 8024 running long hood forward brings new Santa Fe boxcars from the builder, Berwick Forge & Fabricating. First stop will be Newberry Yard on their way to delivery to the ATSF.
Cream and Chocolate
California’s McCloud River Railroad had incentive per diem box cars in a striking, if not unusual, paint scheme. Here one of them pauses in the yard at Allent... (more)
Along with the Pickens and the Norwood & St. Lawrence, the National Railway Utilization Corporation was the parent of New York short line Middletown & New Jersey. A fairly new M&NJ incentive per d... (more)
In August of 1964, John Ingles was aboard a car ferry (probably Ann Arbor No. 7 or the Arthur Atkinson) about to dock at the Soo Line facility in Manitowoc, WI. A maroon Soo Line Alco can be seen ... (more)
Early morning in Phippsburg, Colorado finds a cushioned underframe, double door, fifty foot box car in the most iconic Rio Grande paint scheme at the end of a cut of cars.
It is past dusk as the westbound evening TP&W do-everything train gets to Canton, where it pulls an ancient home-road car from a siding.
Flying a flag that will fall during the year of this photo, a Detroit & Toledo Shore Line covered hopper stands in Toledo, Ohio.
Nine years after the FRA-mandated deadline for cars built before 1966 to have their roofwalks removed, there were still non-compliant cars in service. Here a Chesapeake & Ohio 40-foot boxcar, stil... (more)
By the late 1970’s, 50-ton hoppers were not uncommon, but their ranks were quickly dwindling. Here a Reading survivor visits Allentown Yard in its final years.