Unfortunately, the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Lake City Day Switcher was running light engine, but I was still glad to get it passing the Seaboard Air Line signals as it headed out to work the multip... (more)
The red on the switch stand doesn't quite go with the red on the HLCX leasers. FYI - 3812 started out as Texas Mexican 863, delivered in June 1978.
The Soo Line yard at Schiller Park is all quiet, thus allowing WC to run GTW ballast empties thru it. The train will go up to Minnesota to load ballast back to the GTW. The lead engine is former... (more)
HLCX 6313 passes through a rock cut as it approaches the small town of North Freedom, WI. The train is heading west on the WSOR’s Reedsburg Subdivision during an afternoon thunderstorm.
L-CHI105 heads west under the Interstate 355 underpass in Lemont with a ABBA consist of EMD’s.
Wisconsin & Southern train T-005 prepares to depart Janesville Yard with HLCX 6313 and WAMX 6029 on a rainy May evening.
At Union Pacific’s Kansas City Locomotive Facility on October 22, 2013, a pair of machinists replace a power assembly in prime mover of Helm Leasing Corp. (HLCX) EMD GP38-2 No. 3849. An overhead... (more)
A welder works on Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX) EMD GP38-2 No. 3837 at the boilermakers area inside the vast halls of Union Pacific’s Downing B. Jenks Shop at North Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 1... (more)
Wisconsin & Southern's L464 has just pulled and spotted Michels Pit, East of Waterloo. They've retrieved six of the ancient company side dump cars. The rock will be used for various maintenance pr... (more)
The Day Bud heads up the Ventura Sub towards Simi Valley with a pair of Helm geeps.
HLCX 1068 heads west through CP 151 on the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision with L-CHI105.
Helm Leasing Corp. (HLCX) EMD GP38-2 No. 3849 in in the middle of getting a power assembly replaced at Union Pacific’s Kansas City Locomotive Facility on October 22, 2013. The old faulty assembl... (more)
Not my first choice for shortline power, but at least they're both in decent, 'true' Helm Leasing paint returning west with the Lake City Daytime Switcher.
A trio of HLCX GP38-2’s lead M-CHIGAL out of Joliet.