ANADARKO OK June 27 1979 — The crew of this lashup with Rock Island GP7R 4543 in front has tied down the engines and gone to beans. My photo.
WAUKOMIS OK Aug 4 1978 — Rock Island GP7R 4507 leads a mixed freight south as it approaches the E0500 grade crossing on the Rock's north-south main line. My photo.
EL RENO OK April 13 1980 — A smiley face decorates the head end of Rock Island GP7R 4428. My photo.
Originally built for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in September of 1952, Canton Railroad's pair of GP7R's have reached the end of the line, as they don't meet current EPA standards. ... (more)
Canton 1307 and 1364, having been retired, await scrapping on site, at the south end of Penn Mary Yard.
In a few seconds, 102 will be in the shade of the engine house. I started to write that it would be cooler inside, but I think 'less hot' might be more accurate.
The MSRW crew stayed in Amory this hot, humid Monday, but switching the tie yard and getting ready for tomorrow's trip to Fulton has taken pretty much all day. GP7R 102 started out on C&NW in 195... (more)
Diesel Days 2021 at the Illinois Railway Museum is well underway as the CRIP 4506 is on the approach to Seeman Road with the coach train. Originally built as the CRIP 1266 in 1952, she later becam... (more)
A very interesting line of power await futures at NRE's facility in Silvis, IL. TPW 1601 was built as a CNW GP7 in 1951, before being rebuilt to GP7R standards. The Holcim 129 is an SW8 that was b... (more)
RI 4506 picks CBQ 9255 at Barn 2. These movements were done after the photo freight did its last run, and Illinois Railway Museum was "cleaning up" the displays of the night before, when... (more)
The lone older generation Geep leads a cut north for Fulton.
The Mississippian heading to Fulton ms across the back waters of the Tenn-Tom waterway
A Canton crew crosses O'Donnell St on their return trip to Penn Mary Yard, after switching Eastern Recycling Services, and Boise Building Materials.
Santa Fe EMD GP7R 2281, B36-7 7489 and C30-7 8141.