The innovative management of AOK has had to make business where there was none. Oklahoma coal mining is having a resurgence and the explosion (literally) of the gas industry has led to the const... (more)
An up and coming, friendly, and mileage-wise large railroad which is finding traffic where the big boys can't. Here an EB train is nearing the large unloading facility for "fracking" sand with an... (more)
This is the first time the caboose has come to McAlester since its restoration. AOK 4093 & the caboose (which used to be orange) match quite well now.
Pulling windmill blades into the AOK yard for storage.
Former "Monongahela" Super Seven, sporting a new nose decal. The old one got sprayed with solvent and was fading fast.
Parked just west of the UP diamond.
This unit and AOK 4098 used to belong to the MONONGAHELA Railroad.
Thanks to "Tiger" Donoley (Trainmaster) for making this shot possible.
This is the first time I've seen these two engines not coupled together or coupled to other units.
Canon EOS 20D
AOK's two Super 7 units sit by the AOK "World Headquarters" in Wilburton.