Alaska Railroad Alco MRS1 1601 works the roads yard in Anchorage in the summer of 1980. At the time there were several of these former US military units running. there low clearance profile is cle... (more)
Yreka Western 244 enters Montague with the first half of its train, veneer loads going to Oregon. It has had to double a grade out of the Shasta River lowlands. Once these cars are spotted in the... (more)
On a clear summer morning, Yreka Western switches cars at the interchange with Central Oregon & Pacific.
USAX B-2071 in line to be scrapped.
United States Army MRS-1 B-2082 awaits scrapping at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. I photographed this and other military engines being scrapped in 1998.
Texas State Railroad's 1953 ALCO /GE MRS-1 locomotive - built for the United States Army (as their No. 2101), this "Military Road Switcher" (or "Military Road Service") locomot... (more)
The South Branch Valley switches the Pilgrims Pride feed mill in Moorefield, West Virginia.
A South Branch Valley work train rolls across Jefferson Street in Moorefield, West Virginia. Thirty-five years later, the tracks and the utility pole are the only items in this photo that still re... (more)
You Really Gonna Leave Those Things In Our Yard?
Most of the population of remote McNeill, West Virginia is staring down the South Branch Valley maintenance train as it drops some ... (more)
In late 1982, The South Branch Valley was busy improving its infrastructure, as witnessed by this tie train at McNeill, West Virginia, just south of the “trough”. The improvements were short-l... (more)
Two U.S. Army Alco MRS1 road switchers lead a train off of the Aberdeen & Rockfish and onto the tracks of the Cape Fear Railway, based in Fort Bragg. Today’s consist is entirely made up of aviat... (more)
The colorful Alco that worked for a time on Yreka Western heads west with some empty chip cars.
Yreka Western's freight train departs the interchange with Central Oregon & Pacific at Montague.
A South Branch Valley crew moves to the next location to pick up ties along the newly-ballasted right of way. Reportedly, the “V” in the green stripe of the SBVR’s original paint scheme was ... (more)
A 1982 visit to the South Branch Valley found no revenue trains, but there were crews out performing maintenance of way duties. First we encountered an Railroad: South Branch Valley RailroadLocomotive: Alco MRS-1Location: McNeill, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: SBV 28Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 15, 1982