Railroad fireworks. 71-86 get carbon build-up cleaned out. The units were the power for the Arkansas Western branch local. The line had a 10 mph speed restriction.
Three wrecked and burned GP40s sit on the siding at Nahant, just west of the yard. 2028-2053-2069.
A line of 18 U33Bs awainting dispostion and the backshops is about all that remains of Rock Island's main engine facility and the important Silvis classification yards. A red RI caboose can be se... (more)
The remains of a wrecked Frisco GP35 found behind the shop on a trip for Midwestern Rails. Note the frame covered with sand.
One of two units in blue with the RI herald (a paint scheme of the trustee after shutdown) waits on the Memphis to Tucumcari main while crews behind lift the track above the KCS main. Tomorrow a ... (more)
All the slugs await disposition following shutdown of the ROCK. 999-284-54 are at this end. The line of C415s can be seen by the backshop to the left.
A sad sight, the remains of 456-4517-649. One of the last 1st generation Alcos on the ROCK, one of the first (recently) rebuilt Geeps, and an E8A. Deadlines after the shut-down grouped engine ty... (more)
4343-330-309-4352 stop just short of the KCS interchange when the crew discovers that several cars split the switch taking the pass. The "abundance" of fresh ballast shows that this part of the M... (more)
With the RI nearing the end and having touble keeping power on the road, a lone mechanic works on a U28B in a line of GEs and EMDs inside Rock Island's main repair facility.
The dead line of E's await disposition following shutdown of the Rock.
We were watching the rip track being switched when what to our wondering eyes should appear, but engineer Santa! Remains are GP40s 370 and 360.
Weren't Alcos barred from Chicago for doing this? 4700-280 are notched out after a long idle spell.
Men push a set of trucks under a car as 06 (Heavener wrecker) and 05 (Pittsburg wrecker) work to clear the main after a tornado rolled a string of stored Howe Coal Co. unit train cars onto it.
The trustee grouped locomotives by type after the shutdown. Here four U25Bs await disposition before the massive Silvis yard was ripped up.
The C415s await disposition following shutdown of the ROCK.