On a beautiful spring morning, a loaded Bow coal train with a nice SD40-2R/SD50/SD40-2 trio charges east for the Taconic Hills as it makes it's way into New England out of Selkirk Yard.
On April 16, 1997, Conrail SD40-2R 6980 and C32-8 6612, wearing the ballast express scheme, lead empty hoppers through Hershey, PA as train XSH-51E. Most of this scene has changed in every regard... (more)
It is well below freezing and it almost appears as though the light power are huddling for warmth.
A relative newcomer to the UP's North Yard in Denver is UP 1835, a SD40R-2. It is teamed up with UP 700, a former Missouri Pacific GP38-2.
A six-unit consist leads Conrail OISE-5 north past the NYS&W locomotive service facility at Ridgefield Park. Included in the consist is CR SD50 6726 which featured the US Cycling Federation "... (more)
You can still count on yard jobs & locals for classic models. This former SD45-2 carbody lives on, reclassed as SD40-2R.
Two veteran BNSF units work the Denver Yard under a late evening sun. 1572 was built in 1973 for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe as a SD45-2 (in the Kodachrome scheme) and was later rebuilt as a S... (more)
Local power idles off in the distance, while 2 former ATSF cabooses sit on a side track! Though nothing of their former glory and graffiti covered, great to find two same roadname Cabeese in the s... (more)
An empty grain bound for western Iowa is about to Blairsburg in central Iowa. The CN era of big power hasn't quite taken effect west of Waterloo back in 2006, the 40's were still king on many trai... (more)
BNSF 1581 switches the yard in Galesburg.
BNSF's Streator Turn, the weekend incarnation of the LCHI101 road freight, heads west through Toluca in arguably better days. The "super pool" has done away with the seniority based crew... (more)
SD40-2r 7370, a B30-7 and a B39-8 lead a westbound past the salt flats at Cochise, Arizona.
The BNSF Barstow to Rock Island turn rarely rates 6-axle power, but on this day a former Santa Fe rebuilt SD45-2 gets the honors in downtown Moline.
A westbound welded rail train makes is way up grade along the Clark Fork River at Woodlin near Thompson Falls, MT after dropping new CWR at Eddy. This train was moving to mile 36 to drop the balan... (more)
A pair of BNSF SD40-2R's brings the L-CHI101, aka the "Streator Flip" west at Edelstein on its way back to Galesburg.