During a visit to Lehighton, Pennsylvania, we found three light Lehigh Valley GP38-2’s idling on one of the main tracks. LV 323 was built in November, 1972, and after a long career on the Delawa... (more)
The Lehigh Valley’s first purchase of second-generation EMD power was an order for four GP38AC’s in 1971, which was followed by the purchase of twelve GP28-2’s a year later. Here one of the ... (more)
Not yet cleared by the dispatcher to proceed to Colorado Springs, a Santa Fe manifest holds on the Joint Line at Spruce, Colorado.
Four GE’s lead a westbound Santa Fe TOFC train nearing the Arizona state line at Manuelito, New Mexico.
Approaching the east end of Abo Canyon, New Mexico, a Santa Fe train of pigs and perishables passes the signals between bridges 4 and 5. My vantage point has most likely been excavated as part of ... (more)
A Santa Fe F45 leads a 51-car eastbound TOFC train through Cajon Pass. The summit is just around the next curve.
A Speno rail grinding train is parked for the weekend at Hurricane, West Virginia. From the cab back, the locomotive looks like an F40PH. Speno roster information is limited, but it appears that t... (more)
Helper from Helper
In a view from the Dutch door of Rio Grande Zephyr dome-observation Silver Sky, a westbound Rio Grande pig train ascends the storied Soldier Summit... (more)
I Love the Smell of Metal Grinding in the Morning
Viewed from the Dutch door, the rear end brakeman on a Rio Grande rail grinding train watches dome-observation Silver Sky p... (more)
After exiting one of Rio Grande’s tunnels near Lynn, Utah, a train of empty hoppers continues east toward Helper.
An eastbound Rio Grande manifest twists and turns, following the Price River near Kyune, Utah.
A Grande Gold caboose brings up the markers on an old-school Rio Grande camp train moving west through Palmer Lake, Colorado.
An old-school Rio Grande camp train moves west through Palmer Lake, Colorado. The sandstone formation on the upper left is known as Elephant Rock.
Followed Up with a Six-Pack
A half-dozen Rio Grande cabooses bring up the markers of an eastbound bare table train in the sag between Spruce and Palmer Lake, Colorado.
A westbound Rio Grande manifest follows the Salt Creek toward the Colorado River at Mack, Colorado. At this point, the D&... (more)