The Big Boy Tour Train departs St. Paul for Altoona with the UP 4014 and 3025 for power
With a severe thunderstorm looming in the background, three IC “Deathstar” SD70s fly north on home rails, seen here passing the old IC steam coaling towers in Gilman.
A wide assortment of power, from fallen flags to leasers, cruise north into Monee, seen here from the Reservoir. Todays Mid-America train has three IC SD70s up front.
The Rapids turn departs Carlton after dropping off a car at the industry, leading is an ex BN SD40-2, still in it's original paint. Searchlights still guard the junction, but a couple days after t... (more)
A manifest bound for Lincoln, NE passes by the old elevator in Dassel late in the evening on the Wayzata Sub.
A matched pair of rebuilt GP9s work the yard during the early morning hours at Kipp. 4202 and sister 4203 were built all the way back in 1955/56 for the New York Central as 5920/5949 respectively.... (more)
I’m not usually a big fan of roster shots, but digging through some old photos I thought this one was too good to pass up. This “CP” latchup features a rebuilt SP SD45 still in its flashy speed le... (more)
Wayback ALCO Machine: No longer on the roster, MNNR 314 heads back to the Commercial roundhouse after switching Midway Yard. The high hood GE is actually a yard slug, T-3, and MNNR 314 is f... (more)
A Reading – Philadelphia round trip excursion to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad makes a brief stop at Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
IAIS 513 leads BICB-11 towards Oxford, Iowa.
FEC 204 rolls north through Bunnell
The 2nd Watson heads through Carson with a warbonnet pair.
CP G47 heads out of Bensenville Yard and up the Elgin Sub through Franklin Park and Tower B-12. Not a whole lot of what CP did in the Chicago area in 2008 still exists between their re-aquisition ... (more)