Today's West Local is led by BNSF GP30u 2421. She was built in May of '62 as a Phase Ia GP30, serial number 27208, part of order number 7622 (ATSF 1200-1234). Later rebuilt as a GP30u with new e... (more)
The West Local switches the east end of Lometa yard. Watching and videoing these three units switch cars for an hour was very enjoyable, knowing any day could be the last time we experience the c... (more)
Along the Gulf Colorado & San Saba Railway, the West Local coasts up into the yard at Lometa, preparing to do an hour of switching before heading for home in Temple. Watching and videoing these t... (more)
The "West Local" sends leaves flying as it sails into Goldthwaite, behind gorgeous GP30u 2421 (built 5/62 as ATSF GP30 1221) at 1547. Her immaculate paint made chasing her a joy. The Lampasas Sub.... (more)
BNSF GP30 2421 backs into an industry at Emporia.
BNSF 2421 rests on a Saturday morning in the small yard at Ardmore, OK. The beautifully restored depot in the background plays host to Amtrak's daily Heartland Flyer train between Oklahoma ... (more)