A Blue Mountain and Reading work train pauses next to the one-time PRR station at Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. The residents of the structure at the time were apparently fine with living in a r... (more)
One of Blue Mountain & Reading’s first locomotives was NW2 413. Built as Erie 413, the EMD switcher is seen here with a southbound work train just north of Leesport, Pennsylvania.
The Lake Champlain and Moriah was a six mile shortline owned by Republic Steel that was used to bring iron ore from Mineville to Port Henry. It operated two NW-2's, one lettered as LC&M #19 and t... (more)
IHB switchers wait for their next job assignment near the Inland Steel Plant 2 entrance in 1980.
Among the lineup are CR 9240 ex-CNJ 1060 NW2, CR 3677 ex-EL 2571 GP35, an unidentified ex-PC 6-axle Alco Century, PC 7862 GP38, and CR 3649 ex-RDG 3649 GP35.
An EMD NW2 and a friendly wave, in 1973. The train is westbound on the Michigan Central Porter Branch. Photo taken from inside the interlocking tower through an open window.
If you like vintage short line action visit the Denver Rock Island Railroad when you come to Denver. They run a variety of older engines in their fleet, including DRIR 996, a NW2 built in 1948.
Basking in the morning sun with a cut of cars to or from the Belt Line.
Old NW2 1337 sits on a spur train in the Tucson yard while SP 7862 and Rio Grande 5375 roll past in the distance. Photo taken with permission.
Union Pacific 1085 takes a break at the top of the hump track in the East Los Angeles Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Milwaukee Road NW2 1649 prepares to take the Monticello RR Museum's trainset back to the car barn at the end of the museum's monthly steam weekend.