Yet another generic freight rolls west thru open country west of the “bustling metropolis”. Probably 127 but it doesn’t really matter with all the “precision”. Newspeak.
If I had to choose my favorite EMD locomotives it might be these.
Beneath a pall of what the local Chambers of Commerce like to call "haze" a short local meanders back into West Colton Yard. Slover Mountain the background is slowly be turned into ceme... (more)
After a day and and a half it has stopped raining. This EB train has been tasked with clearing out the big mill to make room for an inbound unit train. Some cars will be stored and the rest will... (more)
I has been raining all day long. A bridge at MP 4 needed repairs and this westbound turn finally go to go through around 2:30. They stalled just short of the crossing and the yard switcher had ... (more)
Again we arrived after everything was finished but this beautifully maintained specimen had moved from its usual 84 Lumber location.
Third unit on the roster, this one was built in 1968 and will soon finish its twentieth year for SP. Photo by Tony Vanier. From my collection.
A cornfield meet. Well not exactly. I was in the mud in the cornfield and 1998 was sitting in the shop dead, a familiar role for this unit.
Faded glory,yet distinguished. Basking in the Sunday sun by a cornfield with a river nearby, bucolic ain’t the word. With a wide variety of power one never knows what will appear next.
Has it been 34 years? I like these as opposed to "blobs, brick's and worms" which seem to be our passenger equipment future.
Apparently the "Silver Star" came to grief at some point and the damaged units have been set out for transport to the shops for repair. From my collection. Photo by Jim Phipps.
The southbound "Crescent" rounds a curve passing a MidSouth GP10 with Heritage equipment.
Looking rather worse for wear this unit awaits assignment. Photo by Ryan Ballard, from my collection.
Once a hotshot intermodal train this one has become intermodal + junk (delighting JB Hunt, I’m sure). With DPUs they run really slow between MPs 395 & 385 so I was able to get several great sho... (more)