The mighty engine seems to be recalling her coal-fired days as she heels into a curve on the former SP route as the grand tour approaches San Antonio. As most everywhere else the whole population... (more)
Due to excessive leaks, freezing, etc. BN utilized these converted boxcars, fitted out with Diesel engines and air compressors. Used in the winter, they maintained trainline pressure on long cons... (more)
Westbound stopped to pick up a crew member.
Westbound on the UP somewhere between Flatonia and San Antonio.
What do you do with a somewhat problematic SD24. Take the turbo out and paint it up real pretty and use it effectively for several years. I like this one.
A BOB LEHMAN PHOTO. Departing westbound with the usual "Dukes mixture"* of power this westbound train appears to have the light and IT will have to wait. Days long done.
*Does anybo... (more)
A BOB LEHMAN PHOTO. Santa Fe was in charge but the home road is in the lead, with thirteen more units behind as this westbound departs. The last units are new GEs, in transit until they get to I... (more)
Even with a huge consist everything is working hard to pull this eastbound past this favorite Peoria locale. Somewhere in the forested distance is my family home in Bartonville.
A PHOTO BY BOB LEHMAN.
With eight units in the lead this westbound train is departing the TP&W yard.
My late brother was driving by and spotted this shot being staged. He quickly grabbed a shot of a unique scene just outside of East Peoria. Photo by Bob Lehman.
All red but very eclectic.
So great to catch one of these on a train, new and clean.
The simplified paint scheme is not as nice as the earlier one but this unit looks well maintained and that's always pleasing.
Back in more prosperous days, this unit was looking good but was probably already surplus as the caps on the stacks would suggest. Already there was a bunch of newer EMD products on the property.
Hazy, hot and humid and Santa Fe's doing as only Uncle John could, out on the praire.