A better-looking industrial locomotive than this would be tough to find. This GP9 started life as an SP&S unit, going to Burlington Northern before becoming NCCX 6400. Note the "Torpedo Tube" ai... (more)
BNSF's small yard in Blytheville yielded a surprise GP60 this day.
Yet another Scherer coal train is eastbound along Southern Avenue in Memphis.
The usual weekend layup of P&W power at the south end of Cedar Hill Yard.
Seeing this P&W westbound freight on the Shore Line was an unexpected treat this day.
Acela Express or not, this train isn't moving all that quickly as it rattles through the interlocking at Branford.
An eastbound Acela cruises through the marshlands east of Branford. The young egret in the bottom of the picture doesn't seem fazed in the slightest.
Having the cab car leading on this Springfield-New Haven shuttle train was a bit disappointing, but the weather was nice and the lighting good, so why not snap a shot?
One of the less-common Amtrak types is the GP40H, with only 6 on the roster. These former GO Transit units have been relegated to MOW duties.
This SD40-2 is ready to head north with a short string of autoracks. Looks like he's missing a headlight.
After seeing the volume of rail traffic around the Atlanta Ford plant, it became apparent to me why automobile assembly plants are such important customers.
The southbound "Vermonter" breezes into Meriden, just north of its station stop here. Its northbound counterpart had passed this location slightly more than a half hour previously.
It's been quite awhile since my last visit to Plainville, so things must have changed here. The yard was full of tank cars, and GTI sported two locomotives vs. the normal single GP40. Either thi... (more)