It is the day after Christmas, 1994, and Conrail 5551 is a long way from home rails as it sits in UP's Avondale, LA yard.
A BNSF train waits to leave Avondale Yard while an ex-SP geep switches UP's intermodal facility next door.
Two BNSF trains wait to leave Avondale yard. A nice mix of power is tied on to BNSF 5386.
Waiting to depart westbound along with hi-nose NS 3208 (SD40-2), UP 3191 (SD40-2)
West bound Sunset Limited passes a yard job switching UP's Avondale Yard.
The Sunset Limited exits UP's yard west bound leaving New Orleans.
This geep's UP Yellow has faded to a kinda cream color. This well weathered loco passes a freight waiting to enter the yard.
Avondale yard is full of leased locomotives. Most of them look as if they used to be UP locos! 9381 looks like it is still with UP but I think they gave up on washing it. That should please SP ... (more)
Shadows from the past! An ex-BN and ex-SF locomotive is on the point of this BNSF train ready to roll west from the BNSF Avondale Yard. Both BN and SF units pulling the BNSF train are lease unit... (more)
The fuel stand at the engine shop is where we find a couple of SP units not yet UP'ed. The blur to the right is a train being switched in the yard.
With tight security at UP, this is about as close as you're going to get to their engine shop (with out them calling the cops). This ex-SP engine is still wearing it's SP numbers but was designat... (more)
Under stormy skies, this BNSF train is waiting to leave westbound minutes before the skies opened up and flooded areas of New Orleans. Coupled between the BNSF locomotives is an IC loco.
About to enter Avondale Yard, this SD70-M is followed by an SD90-MAC.
Blocking the crossing waiting for a warrant for departure westbound.
West bound Sunset Limited exits SP's Avondale Yard.