A faded and weathered Atlantic Coast Line 648 sits in the early morning sun at the Cemex Davenport Sand Mine. Photo taken with permission.
The presence of a Conrail SW7 and NW2 in electrified territory was not unusual – it commonly occurred in electrified lines of Pennsylvania, New York Central, New Haven, and Lackawanna lineage. The... (more)
A portrait of two switchers at the 2011 Train Festival.
After finishing the morning work, TPR 936 reverses through a bustling Atlantic Yard, as the crew heads for the engine house.
With the morning work complete, TPR 936 sits on the main in front of the engine house as the crew takes lunch. In the foreground an off road dump truck returns to the site of a future warehouse, ... (more)
A pair of Conrail SW7s move engine lite through Stanley Yard in Walbridge, OH. The hump would remain active for nearly another 30 years until CSX moved to flat switching in 2017.
Tom Bowers ph... (more)
Back when the mills and foundries and factories still created a haze this cab hop is roaring north. I only got one shot. Must have been the end of a roll. Remember those?
An IHB SW7 is seen bringing a trio of former Santa Fe cabooses east toward Gibson Yard. Tom Golden photo.
TDCX 202 leads the final cut of inbound empty hoppers into the Delong Company elevator.
Seaboard System SW7 #2224 in Tilford Yard. #2224 was built July 1950 as Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis #24 and later became Louisville & Nashville #2124, then L&N #2224 and finally Seaboard S... (more)
Louisville & Nashville SW7 #2259, with its stacks capped, behind the Boyles Yard roundhouse. #2259 was built December 1950 and left roster destined for Chrome Crankshaft
TPR 936, with a cut of interchange cars in tow, approaches the Wharf Rd overpass on it's way to Grays Yard.
TPR 936 departs Atlantic Yard, as it passes the engine house, en route to Grays Yard, with a cut of interchange cars.