A three-unit set of Evansville Western locomotives lays over for the evening in Mount Vernon, Indiana, on September 28, 2017. Fifty-seven-year-old EVWR 3835 as built in September 1965 as Gulf Mob... (more)
MVPX 500 switches out a grain elevator in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The GP9R was built by the SP, served on the Cal Train after the SP, and now resides in the Port of Indiana.
An old relic has shown up on the Evansville Western property in Mount Vernon Indiana.
A loaded coal train from Patiki Mine near Carmi, Ill., rolls past a rural Posey County farmland west of Mount Vernon, Ind., on February 14, 2015.
The Conrail and Savannah & Atlanta heritage units team up to move empty hoppers north on the Evansville and Western Railway.
The Conrail and Savannah & Atlanta heritage units team up to move empty hoppers north on the Evansville and Western Railway. Inspiration for this shot goes to Andy Leffler.
Two sets of EVWR power rests overnight at the facilities/offices in Mt. Vernon, IN which is located right in the middle of a nice quiet neighborhood. Canon 350D.
Following an empty TVA coal train, train MVL2 passes a restrict and proceed signal at the north end of Nations Siding (formerly Lamott), only a few miles from it's terminus north of town.
EVWR 3837 poses in perfect afternoon sunlight while the MVL2 crew works the ADM facility in Mount Vernon.
It's hard to beat an SD40-2 wearing the P&L paint scheme. Now if we only had some on the P&L too...
EVWR 3834 poses in Mount Vernon prior to doing a little switching around town and heading up the MVT2 to McLeansboro, IL.
Internet research indicates this locomotive is former United States Air Force #1691.
Apparently this unit is owned by a preservation group. I believe it's nee USAF. She's in restorable shape but needs to be kept out of the weather.
Sometimes you get lucky... a one in three chance of getting system locomotive in the lead and not a much better chance of full sun. Nice to be lucky when you are 400 miles away from home.
Evansville Western power is tied up next to a center cab locomotive at the Posey County Farm Bureau Co-Op in Mount Vernon, IN.