As a line of thunderstorms approaches from the west, all is quiet in the small town of Malden, Indiana as ex-BNSF GP9u #1653 rests at the local Co-Alliance grain elevator.
An Indiana hidden gem, BNSF 1653, still in its original Santa Fe ‘Bluebonnet’ paint scheme rests outside Co-Alliance Malden
The sun has just risen in this glint view of the ex-CN Geep sitting in rural Indiana.
Strange Clouds fill the sky over northern Indiana farm country shortly after sunrise while the Co-Alliance grain facility's ex AT&SF GP9 sits quietly waiting for it's next assignment.
During the month of October I was in Indiana, more specifically Gary,IN for CDL training for Truck Driving. On one of our trips in the truck I was riding as passenger in the truck as one of the ot... (more)
After delivering empties to the Co-Alliance grain elevator at Malden, CKIN 1706 will spend the next few days just outside of town waiting for the train to be loaded so it can be delivered back to ... (more)
This good looking Bluebonnet is waiting out the weekend at Co-Alliance. 1653 is a GP9u and was built in 1956 as the ATSF 725.
Built in May 1956 as ATSF 725, it got renumbered by the Santa Fe twice before BNSF was born and was sold in 2001 where it found its way to Co-Alliance here in Malden, IN.
Built in Jan 1963, this Chessie System SD18 has been stuck on the CKIN property for years... It was moved up to Wellsboro 2006 from the Hoosier Valley Railway Museum, but never left the Chesapeake... (more)
Chessie paint lives in 2011! The much photographed unit has been moved numerous times between LaCrosse, Wellsboro, and Malden. For a few weeks now it sits with what I believe is a HVRM boxcar, wit... (more)
You never know who will show these days while out taking photos of trains...a dragon shows up in the middle of no where to check out a cat in the form of a Chessie System SD18.
BNSF geep rebuild sits in frozen rural Indiana.
The grain elevator in Malden soars high above this former Blue Bonnet. Go Lowell Red Devils!
C&I's GP-16 sits on the siding by the co-op grain elevator in Malden.