Tennessee Pass—1985 Rolling over the very top of Tennessee Pass after helping an eastbound Rio Grande freight up the 3% grade out of Minturn are four SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors—the engineer ... (more)
Santa Fe SD40-2 5160 with Missouri Pacific SD40-2 3300 at Fort Worth, Texas Centennial yard.
Santa Fe (ATSF) SF30C 9558 at Crowley, Texas.
A Roger Puta Photograph
“Warsh Me”In need of visiting the wash rack (and maybe the paint shop as well), Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4137 leads a late SLTT, the St. Louis Trailer Train, westbound on Track 1 of th... (more)
A pair of Union Pacific EMD SD40-2s power a long double stack train southbound on the Indiana Harbor Belt at La Grange, Illinois, on November 22, 1986. UP No. 4276 is former Missouri Pacific No. 3... (more)
Conrail’s yard in Lansdale, Pennsylvania served as a staging area for freight traffic on SEPTA’s North Penn, Doylestown, and Stony Creek branches. A local from Abrams Yard near King of Prussia wou... (more)
Less than a month old, a trio of Conrail C30-7As are seen awaiting their next assignment at the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Note a traincrew's opinion about the new locomotive additions that was draw... (more)
Sometimes a GP38-2 Isn’t Enough
While I don’t recall the exact problem, the crew of a Conrail local switching a readi-mix concrete plant in Bowie, Maryland encountered an issue wit... (more)
Working inside the wye where Conrail’s Pope’s Creek Secondary meets the Northeast Corridor, a Conrail local switches cars at a readi-mix concrete plant in Bowie, Maryland. Behind the concrete pla... (more)
“Off on a Tangent”CSX 171, the Orange Blossom Special (formerly symbolled OBSS), powered by RF&P GP40-2 145 and GP40 126, plus three, is westbound at White Marsh on CSX’s (former B&O) P... (more)
Everything is black. A pair of former Penn Central F7As are hooked to a former Penn Central Geep as the set of black units are staged in an equally dirty, grimy Colehour Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Conrail 7887 gives away its predecessor's image at Collinwood Yard, Cleveland, OH, January 18, 1981. The unit is 10 years old in this photo, having been built for Penn Central as their 7887 in Feb... (more)
On Familiar Turf
Conrail SD35 6043 began life as Jersey Central 2504 in 1965. For the first seven years of its life, it regularly plied the rails between Jersey City, new Jersey, a... (more)