Indiana Harbor Belt owns two RP15BDF locomotives, 1506 and 1508, which are dual-fuel engines, operating on either diesel fuel or liquified natural gas (LNG). Photographed at the IHB's engine faci... (more)
Taking a spin on the turntable at the Indiana Harbor Belt's engine facility at Gibson Yard roundhouse in Hammond, Indiana, are IHB SW1500 1524 (ex-IHB 9221) and IHB RP15BDF 1508. IHB 1508 was cre... (more)
I’m always a sucker for a pretty face but for this one, not so much. Roundhouse scuttlebutt was that these were embargoed due to being built with no collision protection in the front. Present st... (more)
This is what became of a couple of IHB SW1500's. IHB 1506 and 1508 have been rebuilt into RP15BDF's to run on compressed natural gas/diesel.
The old and the new works together at the west end of Gibson Yard. So far, two IHB SW1500's have been rebuilt into RP15BDF's to run on compressed natural gas/diesel. Here are the two as they work ... (more)
IHB SW1500 No. 1509 pulls a string of tank cars through Blue Island.
IHB 1508 switches out a local industry in Hammond, IN.
IHB and EJ&E locals work side by side in the shadow of the massive East Chicago steel mills.
IHB 1508 idles in Riverdale Yard.