#50 is leading a loaded rail train under contract with CFRC as they begin the second phase of SunRail construction, which widely improved this photo angle in the end....up until this moment, I'd n... (more)
In a truly inspired application of irony someone named this place, desolate, cold and presided over by one lonely buzzard hungry for a meal and unlikely to find one. A coal train trundles its way... (more)
HZRX CF7 #1500 is still earning its keep in 2023 at South Chicago Recycling off Avenue O and 116th Street. The engine is leased from Horizon Rail, or HZRX. It was originally built as a F7A for the... (more)
An Archer Daniels Midland CF7 and SW1200 sit next to the Mississippi River flood wall at the ADM grain facility on Prairie Avenue in St. Louis.
Pioneer Valley CF7 #2558 waits its fate at Casella Waste in Holyoke. I saw a photo of it here a couple months prior so I was surprised to see it still on one piece...
April showers are drenching western Kentucky as an inbound train of steam coal arrives behind some Santa Fe veterans at a place whose name is just a tiny bit of a misnomer. Photo by Jim Satterw... (more)
Local coal behind some classics ready to go up in smoke. Another great day chasing trains in the state I consider my second home.
A treasure in Chicago's south side is Reserve Marine Terminals' former Santa Fe F7A #342L. Now leased by Horizon Rail as a rebuilt CF7, the 70 year old veteran (04/1953) is hard at work bringing a... (more)
Obviously former ATSF. Stored serviceable. Photo by "Boxcar" Jim Satterwhite. From my collection.
After many years toiling for ATSF this old square face is tucked away in deepest western KY pulling coal from Central City to the largest TVA steam plant. And they called it Paradise.
Four miles east of town and a CF7 on a passenger train. Who'd a thunk it! Ah, railroading. Photo by "Boxcar" Jim Satterwhite, from my collection.
It ain't perfect but that color is pretty close to the color of the first car, which is perfect. An excursion is preparing to depart back in the early days. Photo by "Boxcar" Jim Satte... (more)
Rebuilt by ATSF and looking good in a second hand paint scheme. One of these lasted for years after the others as something like a mascot. I wonder what happened to it. Photo by Dave Petke, fro... (more)
Nee ATSF. Photo by Tony Vanier, from my collection.
I would have liked to hear these pulling a big train. Photo by F. David Petke. From my collection.