With an uncertain future ahead of it, AMTK 795 languishes at Redondo Junction waiting for the chance to return to service.
Generations Collide. On a warm morning in Los Angeles, a pair of newly delivered SC-44 "Charger" locomotives sit on the turntable's whisker tracks as they wait for their chance t... (more)
Amtrak SW1000R 793 sits at NRE with a uncertain future.
Pan shot of the only Amtrak yard engine of its type to have full size number boards.
The setting sun reflects off of Amtrak 795, a switcher that doesn't appear to have seen much action in some time.
This is the only one Amtrak has with full size number boards.
A yard crew brings a Northeast Regional set from the station to the yard in the wee hours of the morning while the rest of the city sleeps. Photo taken with protection and PPE on railroad propert... (more)
The 798 is tied down waiting for the shift change to be complete so another crew can put her through the paces. Photo taken on RR property with permission.
The 793 is tied down and waits for another crew to take over. Photo taken on RR property with permission.
Washington Terminal is home to a fleet of small Amtrak yard switchers such as this one. Photo taken on RR property with permission.
Two switchers sit ready for duty.
Work is conducted on a slip switch as two yard moves are made simultaneously. WT is a busy place.
Sitting quietly outside the 18th Street shops, AMTK SW1000R 791 basks in the morning sunlight. Built as the MKT 1230 (an SW9) in February of 1952, this little switcher has been around for sixty ye... (more)
Stored with her stack capped and horn removed.