Dave Vannes,Bill Stauss and myself drove from Madison,WI. to Chattanooga,TN.back in 1972 to ride a Southern steam excursion...….stopped at Paducah,KY. to see all the stored IC&GM&O E-units.
Awaiting the torch........
Freight pool caboose at Portage Yard circa mid 70's......The small door to the right of the bay window was for the loading and unloading of ice and coal and for removing ash from the coal stove. T... (more)
Milwaukee Road.... Pacific Car and Foundry Renton,WA... caboose 2300 99 added for computer functions......caboose 2300 and 2301 were built in 1975 for coal train service on BN specifications.In it... (more)
Though Southern Pacific had already officially taken over, an encore for Denver & Rio Grande Western power was had on June 22, 1994, as the Denver, CO to Roseville, CA train 1DVROM-21 is seen appr... (more)
One of two of Milwaukee Road's/BN coal train caboose's for the Columbia coal trains is on our eastbound train out of the yard today. The 2300 and 2301 built on BN specs added a 99 for computer pur... (more)
The local is in the siding by the old section foreman's house switching Light Milling. Unfortunately Light seems to be another customer who has left.
The westbound "Chief" arriving at Joliet.
While running under the Southern Pacific banner, this train is purely DRGW on home turf! DRGW GP40-2 3110, SD45 5339 and GP40 3088 lead SP symbol 1DVROM-21 westbound through Desert Siding, Utah o... (more)