United States Air Force (USAF) No. 1601 prepares to begin some switching alongside Ventura County Railway No. 2, which is being serviced for the last time before going down for its upcoming 1472 i... (more)
An Air Force centercab is seen awaiting movement to its assigned outbound train at the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.
This Whitcomb switcher has been a long time resident of Dobbins Air Force Base (Lockheed Martin) in Marietta, GA. On this day it rests among other diesel giants awaiting transit to Kirby Family Fa... (more)
USAF 1864 begins its last days as a recognizable locomotive. In 12 days they will begin the process of cutting it up. Some parts have been sold and will be used on other equipment. 1864 has been a... (more)
185 years of service between these 3 locomotives. 80 Ton 1606 has just been put on the depressed deck railcar for its upcoming journey to Essex, CT to the Valley Railroad.
In its original configuration, this unit still sports two stacks. A later rebuild would leave some with one larger stack. I got to ride one at Ft. Bliss.
Was used to move rockets at launch pad 26. I dream of Jeanie was filmed near here.
SW 8 that once was used to pull Titan Rockets into position until 2005. This was done with two motors parallel to each other, the MU arm seen on the side linking them together on dual tracks.
Probably the backup unit of an operation whose cargo consisted almost entirely of JP4 jet fuel. These were later rebuilt with single stacks and roller bearings. I don't know the details of the i... (more)
This was one of several units that spent a few years here.
Ex-USAF GE giving rides at Prairie Village near Madison, South Dakota. The ride was formerly powered by Duluth & Northeastern 0-6-0 No. 29, now out of service for repair work.
Nice to see a USAF 80 Ton preserved at the Orange Empire Railroad Museum.
This is a USAF/SAC (Strategic Air Command) B-52 Mobile Simulator Train. The train consisted of an Administration Car, two B-52 Simulator Cars, and a Crew Car. Due to a shortage of simulators and t... (more)
This GE 45-tonner worked at nearby March Air Force Base prior to moving to Perris to become a part of the Orange Empire Railroad Museum. It is seen here with a display train in front of Barn 4.