Three units – a pair of GE U50’s and an EMD DD35B – labor up Archer Hill, Union Pacific’s climb from Crow Creek east of Cheyenne, the day after Christmas, 1966. While not the ordeal nor the rugged... (more)
Afternoon storm clouds are gathering as Union Pacific turbine 18 climbs Archer Hill out of Cheyenne with an eastbound extra. On June 22, 1965 the big blow is half way through its life on UP. One o... (more)
Nearing the summit of Cumbres Pass we find D&RGW 487 and sister 488 are working an eastbound Cumbres Turn up the 4% grade having just rounded the turn at Windy Point. In a little over two train le... (more)
Stepping back in time this past week we find D&RGW 487 is working an eastbound Cumbres Turn up the 4% grade of Cumbres Pass nearing the Colorado border in early morning light during a recent chart... (more)
SP 4449 leaves Michigan City eastbound passing under the old Michigan Central coaling dock.
Hampshire, Illinois is as far east as this Extra East will make it, as an obviously tired crew waits for the taxi.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
On late summer eve, the TP&W road freight passes the fixed approach blade warning westbounds of the approach to the junction of the SF main at Lomax.
TP&W flirted with a NYC-style paint scheme in the era between SF and Rail America ownership. In the end, not that many units got the grey dip.
With a handful of ex-SF GP20's to go along with their independence from Uncle John, the Tip-Up works the grain elevator at Fairbury in the days before Rail America.
Eastbound daily road freight to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just across the state line from Mississippi is this cast iron milepole. It's wobbly jointed rail and 10 mph running (since upgrade to CWR and... (more)
Eastbound daily road freight to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Daily job to Tuscaloosa, AL. Leaves Artesia 1200-1300 hours.
It was raining in buckets!