SP361 west hustles thru Minturn after a crew change. The train is new Southern Pacific subsidiary CTRN coal hoppers. the cars were mostly used to haul coal to Tennessee Valley Authority.
Southern Pacific 295 makes the assault on the longest sustained section of 3% grade on Tennessee Pass (Pando-Mitchell) The train has 9 big AC motors 3x3x3.
A new SD75m awaits assignment, while some older brothers get some tender loving care. The SD75M was one of the last new locomotives delivered to the Santa Fe.
SP153 sits with mates at Wisconsin Central's Schiller Park, IL yard. The locomotives are likely off a taconite or coal load as they sit awaiting their next assignment. The second unit is a C44-9W... (more)
Belt Railway of Chicago acted as Southern Pacific's classification yard and agent for Chicago. The yard became a flood of Southern Pacific equipment. This consist has a Conrail leader. CR564 is a ... (more)
SP221, 200 and sister sit awaiting set-up for final delivery to Southern Pacific. The bran-new AC4400s will be assigned to taconite and Utah/Colorado coal service. Belt Railway of Chicago acted... (more)
SP8186 was part of a quartet that likely came off a taconite train, as there was a ore train leaving the yard with three new AC4400s. The AC traction engines were just being delivered and the -9s ... (more)
A string a GP40s lead a train out of Sand Patch Tunnel. It seemed like most manifests over Sand Patch in this time period were lead by 4 axle motors....
WC6598 SD45 leads a eastbound at Malta. Wisconsin Central units were common on the Southern Pacific in the mid-90s because of the huge ore contract the two railroads shared for Geneva Steel.
In 1993 you never knew what you might still find wandering around.... This GP38 was still in its original paint when seen at Cumberland, Maryland .
Algoma Central 188 is a early model SD40-2 built in 1973. The quartet makes a tough looking consist outside the Algoma shop complex in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I was somewhat amazed that even a... (more)
Former GP30 C&O 3028 built in 1963, switches the seldom used GTW interchange track at Trowbridge, Michigan.
Algoma Central 100 sits in the yard awaiting duty September, 1994. The GP7 was built in 1951, and rebuilt into a GP7L in 1978. It later went to the Wisconsin Central and was scrapped in 2004.
Eastbound Via with its classic looking train rounds "Robertson’s Curve" at Brule, Alberta. Brule Lake is formed by the Athabaska River on the edge of Jasper National Park.
The conductor of SP126 climbs back aboard after a meet at Granby, Colorado. The train will continue on its journey to Phippsburg for the next crew change.