The conductor gives the engineer an indication of how much farther he has to proceed until he makes the hitch. This is Conrail’s Cement Secondary local, and it’s switching the remains of the Lehig... (more)
Conrail’s Cement Secondary local passes a local farm as it approaches Steuben. This job usually had two or three locomotives, but a light weekend as-needed call only warranted a single GP38.
Running on a Saturday, which was an “as-needed” day, Conrail’s Cement Secondary local makes a run for Bethlehem at Steuben.
The lineup on the ready track in Bethlehem includes a Paducah GP10 and a newly rebuilt MT4 slug, both on their way to assignments in North Jersey. The MT4 was previously Penn Central RS11 7653, a... (more)
Only a little over a month after it rolled out of the GE assembly plant in Erie, Conrail C39-8 6009 leads an eastbound manifest at Riverside, just west of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Only Conrail and... (more)
A one year old Western Maryland GP40-2 leads a B&O SD40-2 of the same vintage and a one-month-old B&O GP40-2 westward on WM’s Dutch Line west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Westbound on the “Dutch Line”, so named because of its route through areas inhabited by Pennsylvania Germans, a Western Maryland road freight crosses a stream on a bridge labelled in WM “speed” le... (more)
A westbound Western Maryland local storms up the grade at Charmian, Pennsylvania, en route to Hagerstown. The train is on the “Dutch line”, and the two GP9’s will continue to work hard until crest... (more)
Two Union Pacific SD40-2’s, one a “snoot”, the other conventional, roll an eastbound Rio Grande bare table train across the oft-photographed Santa Fe trestle at Larkspur, Colorado. Framing the oth... (more)
Southern Pacific 4449 is working hard as it climbs Vincent Hill on its way to Los Angeles. I’ve read that the crew came very close to cutting in the tender booster to crest the grade. That’s a sig... (more)
After the World’s Fair Daylight with Southern Pacific 4449 conquered the famed Tehachapi grade with the aid of a pair of diesel helpers, the stage was set for the real show to take place. T... (more)
Displaying the train number of the San Joaquin Daylight, Southern Pacific GS-4 4449 leads the World’s Fair Daylight toward Los Angeles.
The only two EMD hood units painted in the Daylight scheme, Southern Pacific SD45R 7399 and SD40E 7342, drift through Ansel, California. After helping the World’s Fair Daylight over ... (more)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Actually, it’s helicopters, trains, and RV’s,….and windmills. The World’s Fair Daylight makes a planned stop during its descent into Mojave a... (more)
Fifty-six year old SEPTA MU car 9125 spends the weekend at West Trenton, New Jersey. Incredibly, the car is in revenue service in relatively fresh paint, its third paint scheme. Beginning life in ... (more)