Not as well known as Pidcock or other shortline empires, the Evans family possessed a prosperous little stable in the Tarheel State. Here one of their 70-tonner's Cooper-Bessemer engines produces... (more)
I think this was my first visit to this prosperous classic family-owned shortline. I was interesting place with an assortment of critters running all over, even occasionally going to interchange ... (more)
Considering that short little stack I would guess this is the predominant end of the unit we would see. As a note: GE advertised the 70 Ton model's electrical system as being as simple as a Chev... (more)
Sometime in the late 80s this former High Point Thomasville & Denton unit is doing one of the daily chores around town. Photo by Jim Satterwhite, from my collection.
While visiting Railfair '99 in Sacramento I crossed paths with the M&ET doing some switching.
SP 5100, a GE 70 tonner, was built in March 1949 and is seen here outside the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, OR. The railroad originally acquired about 20 of these switch engines from Ge... (more)
Modesto & Empire Traction's 11pm Job has just picked up nearly 100 cars from the Union Pacific interchange in downtown Modesto and is headed onto the railroad's trackage, which begins with a few b... (more)
The Modesto & Empire Traction kept their fleet of 70-tonners in immaculate condition, with these little switchers lasting many years beyond the point most shortlines had upgraded to much larger po... (more)
For about a decade, a train sat on display at the historic Piedmont & Northern Railway depot in Belmont painted for the Milltowne Railway Line, a fictional railroad. The train had been moved to t... (more)
Paint is peeling on CN 30, seen outside at Exporail. CN 30 was once one of their main switchers, but no longer runs.
B&ML 51 is on display at the City Point Railroad Museum in Belfast, Maine. It was built for the railroad in 1946 and has spent its entire life in the Pine Tree State.
A trio of Santa Maria Valley Railroad locomotives have cut off the train the brought from Santa Maria and are positioning themselves to pick up cars from the Union Sugar Beet plant in Betteravia. ... (more)
ME&T GE 70-tonner #607 prepares to pull a cut of grain empties through AGT Foods terminal near Delisle, SK.
Now owned by Mobil Grain/AGT Foods but with no visible markings, MET 70-ton switcher 607 is ready to pull a cut of grain cars through the Delisle terminal.
The Handy Dandy Railroad, encircling the Denton FarmPark, did a "dandy" job restoring High Point, Thomasville & Denton 70-ton 202 to her nearly "as delivered" appearance. This ... (more)