PREX 2053 spends a quiet Saturday afternoon near the old depot in Fort Valley, Georgia. The signals are for the Norfolk Southern mainline.
Built for CB&Q in February 1961, the unit served well in class one service until it's retirement in July of 1999. Soon after the still 567 powered turbo charged GP20 found it's way to Pioneer. 205... (more)
A former Western warrior now has a home in South Georgia. This Pioneer GP20 started life on the Chicago Burlington & Quincy way back in 1961. After the Burlington Northern merger, this unit wore... (more)
Built for the Chicago Burlington and Quincy, this locomotive is still hard at work in south Georgia under Pioneer ownership seen here basking in the afternoon sun.
Pioneer Railcorp's Georgia Southern Railway operates on this former CofG trackage, previously operated by the Ogeechee Railway. Swatting sand gnats all morning was worth the effort to get a pair ... (more)
Chug a lug lugging five miles an hour........
GASR GS1 has just finished switching the industrial park and is heading south for Perry through a grove of Pecan trees. Both units are unrebuilt GP20's with the 2053 showing a little bit of eviden... (more)
As the sun begins to set the Keokuk Junction / Peoria & Western stands ready to head west the next day on the old TP&W west end.
On the last day of August, 2009, the Canton Cannonball crew of engineer Dave Henry and conductor Josh Flatley enjoy the peace of the Spoon River Valley as they drag a train of thirty cars westboun... (more)
Two old Geeps struggle valiantly to bring their colossal train into Fort Madison.
Keokuk Junction Railway 2053 proceeds East at Lomax, Illinois. The train has just left the BNSF Transcon at Lomax after interchanging with them at Forty Madison, Iowa. Note the cross gate, used as... (more)