A Critter Keeps EarningUnion Tank Car's Altoona facility keeps an anachronistic piece of power around. While most repair facilities opt solely for a trackmobile these days, UTLX kee... (more)
With the third paint scheme in three years, the Union Tank Car Company uses this switcher here and is not easy to capture on most days as he is tucked in the yard on the company grounds.
Union Tank Car's repair facility in Evanston, Wyoming, has three General Electric switchers to switch cars. UTC 1301 is GE 45-ton locomotive with a dropcab for tight clearances (this is a former m... (more)
What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: A quick pause before continuing up the hump in Selkirk yard.
Loaded oil tankers glint in the last few minutes of a great Spring day. Passing through the Columbia River Gorge, these oil cans will travel through Vancouver, WA, then north on BNSF's Seattle Sub... (more)
This car proudly sits outside the UTLX facility in Marion, Ohio.
First time I've seen this GP16 out along this portion of the yard, which borders NS Langdale Yard. Usually an SW14 or some such end-cab can be seen, like the one by the dumper.
The clean up of 18G's derailment included cutting the ends off of the tank cars.
A minor derailment occurred this morning at the east end of the UP yard at West Colton when a section of rail rolled over as cars were passing over it. The work crew is busy getting the tank car ... (more)