Once such a common sight, now gone: an end-cab switcher attaches a caboose to complete the makeup of a departing freight. Penn Central SW1500 9557 was working the yard at West Springfield, MA, in ... (more)
CSS GP38-2 2000 is seen working a yard assignment at Michigan City in July of 2011. Photo by Jeff Stupar.
This looks like a string of abandoned equipment, but in fact it's the opposite. A year before Connecticut's Valley Railroad began operation on a former New Haven branchline, organizers had gathere... (more)
An SD45/SD35 duo is on the point of an eastbound Penn Central coal train at Cresson, PA, on a long summer evening.
Looking good with and sounding good because they haven't put in that exhaust silencer.
Just another day back in the day. My slide says Hagerstown but somehow it makes me thing Connellsville.
Unusual that this unit does not yet have a paper air filter and that it is coupled to an RS-3 when most were already gone.
The closest I thought I would ever get to an FTB is this repurposed derelict. Looking at the connections I suspect this might have earlier been a Locotrol receiver car. Arguably the most histori... (more)
A view of the CSS yard, looking east from the Roeske Road overpass, in 2011. Photo by Jeff Stupar.
On a winter afternoon, Boston & Maine train MEPO (Mechanicville, NY, to Portland, ME) makes its setout in the yard at Lawrence, MA. GP38-2 207 leads a mixed set of -38s and -40s.
Box cars have replaced most of the locomotives that were stored in the Ravenna yard. Light power idles in the yard as an eastbound coal train passes on the main.
ICG EMD SW14 1484, rebuilt from IC EMD SW9 9470, is seen at the Markham Illinois yard in 1980.
A westbound Erie Lackawanna freight behind an SD45/SDP45 lashup prepares to depart Port Jervis, NY, for a run up the Delaware Valley. The EL bought a batch of SDP45s minus passenger steam boilers ... (more)