Built as MILW 168 in 1967, just looking at the paint, that is heritage. Even some of her original 168 is showing through on the dynamic brake blister.
An ex-Milwaukee Road "bandit" GP40 was left in Brooten earlier in the evening by train 497 so that it can be used tomorrow as additional power for the wayfreight.
Probably one of the worst looking units CP has running shoves a cut of cars into the yard at the east end of Bensenville.
The lines on the frozen river were just incredible this morning as an old Milwaukee Road bandit heads east thru Maple Springs with a train for Kansas City.
SOO 2041 leads a local after working in Dodge Center east of Kasson through the snowy, wind-swept farmland en route to Rochester in order to deliver its trailing boxcars down the Seneca Foods bran... (more)
Built in 1967 for the Milwaukee Road, this Soo bandit is still seen some 40 years later passing in front of the Associated Milk Producers Inc. plant in Rochester, MN along the former CGW right of ... (more)
The patrol passes industry nearing Windsor, headed back to Portage from Madison. Increased workload on this branch means the bandits carry out their work in broad daylight on this former nocturna... (more)
A bandit, another SOO Geep, and a Soo Line caboose make for a nice sight as they round the curve with a short train at Division Street, on their way to CP's Saint Paul Yard.
A couple geeps are called on to help the 493, who, for unknown reasons, are stopped just north of Carlos at MP 145. Not far into their trip out of Glenwood, they pass some vibrant fields of yello... (more)
The La Crosse Roadswitch power sits idle until Monday when the crew comes back on duty.
More bandits show up at La Crosse on CP 588: SOO 2041, SOO 2016, SOO 4512, SOO 4411.
I can just imagine the war stories this old beast could tell!!!
Having tacked the 2 gondolas filled with scrap metal onto the end, the crew on this bandit-led wayfreight is up to 6 cars and on the move south.