An SD40-2 sits in the paint booth after having a new Admiral Cab added. This was an ex Southern unit.
3 stages of rebuilds in a line. NS 4095 has just recently started to be rebuilt into a AC44C6M, 4094 behind has had all the work done and will be painted soon, and 4119 was rebuilt at Roanoke and ... (more)
A Santa Fe employee hand buffs the coat of wax on shiny SD75M No. 234 at the railroad's Locomotive Maintenance & Inspection Terminal. No. 234 and a sister will lead the Super Bowl Special tomorrow... (more)
On a chilly winter's night, Santa Fe EMDs receive thousands of gallons of diesel fuel at the railroad's LMIT at Barstow Yard. All the running gear will be inspected here, and worn-out brake shoes ... (more)
A former-CBQ GP30 gets work done in the engine shop in Galesburg, IL. Photo taken on Railroad Days VIP yard tour.
The 16-cylinder 7FDL16 from Union Pacific GE AC4400CW 6704 sits on the shop floor after removal from the locomotive. It pretty obvious which cylinder or two had a defect or problem as much of it i... (more)
On a quiet afternoon, a big Milwaukee Road Little Joe sits without a sound in the locomotive shad at Avery. Note the line connected to one of the big electric's hoses.
On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Boston & Maine locomotives including an SW8, an F7, and a GP9 wait out the weekend inside the roundhouse at the B&M's Boston Engine Terminal in Charlestown, across the... (more)
Locomotive mechanics Cash and Ross make the final preps on a power assembly before installing it in an SP SD40M-2. The installation will take close teamwork and skill to insert the big assembly in... (more)
Reading & Northern's SD40-2 No 3054 sits in the R&N"s Port Clinton shop having recently received a donor cab from parts engine SD50M No 5029, To the right is SD50 No. 426, painted in a blue Lehig... (more)
Back in 1980 I worked for an industrial instrumentation company that sometimes sent me on field trips to get customer feedback. One of our customers was Canadian National, which meant a chance to ... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
At dusk, Rio Grande GP40-2 No. 3090 idles in the company of other EMDs. Here she'll be fueled and sanded.
Back Again:After making a round trip on the river wayfreight, SOO 6053 makes a quick stop at the service island. After being serviced, she'll go right back out on H20. Taken while off duty,... (more)