VALE 0902 leads a train of old pullman coaches south on the former New Haven valley line along the Connecticut River.
This General Electric 80 Ton diesel was built in July 1940 by General Electric as United States Navy 65-00430, working in San Diego CA. In the 1960s it was sold to Pfizer, which renumbered it 2 a... (more)
Valley Railroad's 80-Ton 0901 in the Essex Yard.
Originally US Army, later Johnson Co. Industrial Railroad, slide labelled "Midwest Historical Society" but unable to find this organization in KS and later history of locomotive is unkno... (more)
The navy seems to like big numbers and yellow as evidenced by this unit sitting in the sun.
Modern version. Probably in Beckville. Photo by Dave Petke, from my collection.
Handy Dandy Railroad 310 brings a train of passengers through the last turn and onto the home stretch of their mile and a half fully contained railroad at Denton Farmmpark in North Carolina. The l... (more)
The Kohler plant switcher (Kohler #1?) sorts some cars to be interchanged with the C&NW at Kohler, WI. in September of 1989. This elusive GE 80 tonner still operates today, getting cars from the U... (more)
New Hope Valley's 1545 Santa train departs Bonsal on the former NS branch to Durham in the late evening.
Jackass & Western is a real rail operation for the Jackass Flats atomic testing basin at Nevada National Security Site. This link has many details about L-3: https://www.nnss.gov/docs/fact_shee... (more)
US Air Force crew out of Shaw Air Force Base brings a short train to the interchange with CSX in Sumter, South Carolina back in 2012. I had been trying to get a shot of this train for six years an... (more)
One of the Connecticut Valley Railroad's New Haven-inspired GE 80 tonners is seen parked at the yard in Essex.
A civilian crew is onboard USAF #1644 at the CSX interchange in Sumter, SC to pick up more jet fuel in 2012.
The Buddy System. Pennsylvania and Southern Railway B1685 and B1674 are long time residents of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Both units spent extensive careers working directly for the US Arm... (more)
A visit to the Clinchfield yard in Bostic, North Carolina turned up this unidentified GE 80-ton centercab.