RISI departs the snow cover landscape north of Riker Yard with a train of cars for various yards between here and Buffalo.
RK-1 yard crew drills the north end of Riker Yard with two SD45 rebuilds, a Huron & Eastern SD40-2, and Genesee & Wyoming SW1001. BPRR 457 was the only group of the SD45s that was remotored and es... (more)
North to Johnsonburg the daily manifest has reached track speed. In the consist directly behind the last BPRR engine is new electric engine for Iron Ore of Canada.
North to Johnsonburg the daily manifest has reached track speed. At Johnsonburg the crew will swap trains with the crew heading south from Salamanca,NY and bring SIRI back to Ricker’s Yard in Pu... (more)
BPRR 3889, 3885, & 3884 depart Riker Yard with this day's Salamanca, NY freight.
BPRR 3888, 3880, & 3886 power this day's freight for Riker Yard. It'll be arriving there shortly.
After Milwaukee Road 261 was delayed more than an hour to check on possible mechanical problems, it finally received permission to continue. However, by this time, the shadows were quickly envelop... (more)
Southbound B&P freight BNZ approaches Punxsutawney, PA.
The top of the rail reflects BNZ's motive power as it pauses at Riker Yard in Punxsutawny, PA.
Resting at Riker Work takes me places around Central Pennsylvania. I drive by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh's Riker Yard at least once a week, but this is the first time I've actually ru... (more)
Remembering B&P's SD45's. It was nice while they lasted!
An old Chessie caboose and a Seattle & North Coast boxcar date this photo to the 1980s.
The earliest days of the B&P didn't look much different from the CSX days, or for that matter, the Chessie era. I wonder how long this wagontop caboose remained active?
Northbound waits for a new crew with OC 4602 in the mix.