“The Sunrise”, exactly 12 hours late, passing the big local railfan spot. Good for photographers, passengers, not so much.
Originally KCC, this unit has nice lines and is a real rarity in Uncle Pete’s roster.
A company passenger special is returning to the Alcoa Aluminum plant. The little Alcoa road is now moribund with the plant gone.
Christmas resent from the photography gods. Four aces leading a UP freight.
On our second trip the beautiful GP38s had been replaced with these equally pleasing units, originally Conrail, via NS and LTEX.
Carrying the distinguishing marks revealing it’s Southern heritage this beautifully painted Patriot Rail unit glistens in the bright sun.
Westbound with 12 cars. I hadn’t seen that power car before. It’s quiet and has a more pleasing profile than the the usual. Origin, destination, purpose?
Well it may have been August, back when they had passenger trains, we didn’t need passports and we’d actually dare to go. It’s hot as blazes and the crew is friendly. This unit has the spe... (more)
Wearing this week’s number and one from years ago, this grizzled veteran still relieves the monotony of yellow,
What’s your favorite color? It’s in there.
The scenery ain’t the greatest but here is the train comin out of the shadows.
Interesting example of how stuff gets swapped around. Apparently built as a GP7 but rebuilt by IC (note the little visor over the class light) with a GP10 long hood, battery box covers etc. owne... (more)
Lettered for Frontier Rail Services but still carrying little ACWR reporting marks a Canadian immigrant is looking resplendent in the sun.
Nothing like a pretty logo. Evidently on lease. These former CN units became orphans rather early in life much to the benefit of second hand purchasers.