Boston & Maine GP18 1750, the first of six on the B&M roster, leads its train through the yard at East Deerfield, MA, while an Alco switcher works in the distance. I always liked the slant-nose pr... (more)
Commonplace boring at the time.
There are two pages of this unit on RP but no portrait so here it is.
Southbound on "The Short Line" this Louisville-bound freighter gives premonitions of the upcoming merger and was a rare occurrence in those days. At this point they are slowing down for... (more)
Former Reading unit in a horrible butchered paint job.
A representative of the greatest model of locomotives in the late twentieth century.
This was a foul day, overcast, cold but what the hey, there were Alcos kicking cars and of course L&N's version of "stealth".
"Just buy watercolor, it's cheaper." Do you suppose that was the conversation. Photograph by unknown from the collection of Sidney Vaught.
Roaring up the old SAL main line as if going thru this train is just going to back in at the north end. CSX in its infinite wisdom cut the line north of Norlina so now about the only things going... (more)
A set of power lays over at the edge of the Conrail world.
Portrait of a survivor. I like these rebuilds. They do the job and don't look like "a kid in tennis shoes".
By the advent of CSXT time was short for the 35s. A few got CSX but I didn't get many of the former Chessie units before they were gone.
Though we weren't happy about the lack of engines, I think most railfans were happy that the new units had preserved "the greatest profile in dieseldom".
Shop forces have used a little ingenuity on the numberboards of this former-C&O unit now clad in the somber tones known as "stealth".
These units and slugs had become the yard switchers here in those days and as Corbin was a showplace, they had a nice paint job.