Inside the yard of the Mississippi Central at Holly Springs.
Pioneer lines is repainting power on the Decatur Junction Railroad.Here 2 fresh GP-16s are resting at Assumption.
My better half was working away at the Dave Ramsey course in Brentwood, staying in a nice hotel and yours truly was out and about.
That switch is not yet lined for our ex-CSX unit but the cars are rolling past it toward a coupling.
This one was rebuilt in late 1981 and has the strobe lights on the cab. These didn't last long and there's a little road dirt but this is an as-built GP-16.
Desert railroading at it's finest! View from the brakeman's perch shows the ex-ATSF bolted rail and a fresh growth of weeds as #93 returns light to Santa Fe from Lamy. The GP-16 delivered ex-PRR p... (more)
This southbound Everett train is running right thru the front yard of these homes in Roaring Springs.
Rebuilt GP-7, nice and fresh.
Probably more accurately stated Circa November 1981. This recent product of an "extreme makeover" escorts to ugly sisters to a train. Like most, not much changed under the hood.
As built including the strobe lights.
Waiting around for a local or something.
Nice, fairly recent rebuild. I believe that builder's plate (not all had them) is from Tampa, which rebuilt only a few before closing.
Nice little rebuilt GP-7. The 4700-4800s didn't have alignment draft gear, while the 4600s did.
SB local is about to cross the NS as MofW workers confer on the platform. As I recall bolts in the diamond had broken from the constant pounding.
These units were known as "Uceta Geep" by railfans and came from GP-7 or sometimes GP-9 cores. The 4600s had alignment draft gear while the 4700-4800s did not. Why the 4900s were separate I do ... (more)