We were watching the rip track being switched when what to our wondering eyes should appear, but engineer Santa! Remains are GP40s 370 and 360.
This is the shell of former NP RS-11 905 (BN 4185) which was purchased in 1988 as a parts source and by 2000 it had done its part to keep the LTV Steel Mining Co. RS-11 fleet running. This shell ... (more)
They were lined up in long rows in the north end of the yard, one of the finest Alcos ever assembled in America. The didn't last much longer. This one came from P&N to SCL, to L&N. I would love... (more)
Looking pretty shabby at the end of it's career with the GB&W - such a shame. Originally EL 2415.
One of my reasons for making a trip to Maine in 1981 was this group of BL2's, a unit I'd never seen before. Regretfully this is pretty much what I ended up with. A long line of units covered with ... (more)
Was a sad end to the 2 Saginaw Rescar units
Skeletonized ex-PC E8A 293 awaits its fate in New Orleans,LA..
What ever became of.....? I had always hoped they'd put a 12-251 in one of these but I guess they have plenty of frames so it was not to be. The parts were harder to come by and they ended up li... (more)
Kind of like a kid in an abandoned candy store, I enjoyed roaming around this things but I wished they had not be retired. They will be parted out like most scrappers they just junked a lot of re... (more)
Say goodbye. These units were originally CN and ended their working careers as leasers but by 2009 they wait in line to be parted out and cut up. Despite the necessity it's always sad. I think ... (more)
Amtrak's first and 147th out of 150 SDP40F's meet the torch together at Pielet Brothers scrap yard.
NSW 05 and friends......
The boneyard at Altoona Works, July 1952. The locomotive at the left is a 2-8-0 H Class Mikado and the one in the background is a 2-10-4 J Class Texas type.
Some Conrail trade-in covered wagons were on display at the open house at EMD.
Nearly two years after the WP-UP merger, more than a dozen Western Pacific locomotives were stored, neglected, and eventually retired in Salt Lake City. Image photographed on Kodachrome 25 film on... (more)