Chesapeake & Ohio GP9 6064 works one of Chessie’s yards in Cleveland, Ohio.
For over thirty years, before the Reading & Northern came to town, George Hart’s Rail Tours, Inc. provided excursions out of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Here passengers prepare to board a train pull... (more)
Seen high above the Little Schuylkill River valley, CNJ RS3 1554 pulls an excursion train over the high bridge at Hometown, Pennsylvania.
After serving the Black River & Western for a decade, former Jersey Central RS3 1554 was acquired by the Hawk Mountain Chapter, NRHS and restored to its original appearance. The RS3 spent some tim... (more)
Before It Was Famous
Many photos of Jersey Central RS3 1554 have appeared on this site as is serves the Delaware-Lackawanna. Here the 1953 Alco is in its original paint on the rail... (more)
Five 3000 horsepower GE’s (C30-7’s and a U30C), all elephant-style, bring 111 cars of southbound coal into the “sag” at Palmer Lake, Colorado.
Another trainload of Powder River coal approaches Palmer Lake, Colorado. The Burlington Northern typically assigned C30-7’s, SD40-2’s, and U30C’s, and all three types are represented here.
With 111 empty hoppers returning to the Powder River Basin from a Utility Fuels in Smithers Lake, Texas, a Burlington Northern UFIX train moves northward on the Joint Line at Spruce, Colorado. The... (more)
Colorado has some beautiful skies, but they can be a source of angst and frustration. Here a Burlington Northern coal train, headed south on the Joint Line at Spruce, is about to fall under a shad... (more)
The Burlington Northern provided a never-ending parade of Powder River coal on Colorado’s Joint Line. Here an entire southbound train, from head end to helpers, can be seen at Spruce.
After pushing a train from Denver to Palmer Lake on the Joint Line, three Burlington Northern C30-7’s need to return to Denver. They are seen here running light through Greenland, Colorado.
Eighteen thousand horsepower, provided by five SD40-2’s and a C30-7, have been assigned by the Burlington Northern to get this manifest over the road. The train is seen here cruising northward thr... (more)
After completing its trip around the Tehachapi Loop, a westbound Santa Fe train approached Woodford.
An eastbound Santa Fe train negotiates the horseshoe curve east of Woodford as it approaches the Tehachapi Loop.
A westbound Santa Fe manifest descends the Tehachapi grade at Keene, California. GP30/GP35 power was quite common in this era.