I thought these didn't carry or MU fuel but this one has a filler and somebody has put or tried to put diesel into it recently. Abandoned experiment?
Getting a bath before getting a paint job. This was on of the first locomotives at the start of an empire. Here a worker is pressure washing the unit. After that it was stripped with MEK and p... (more)
Nee L&N, ex SBD unit displaying a new YN1 paint job.
Originally ATSF purchased from BNSF.
Listen to the dynamic brakes whine! Tune out the diesel exhaust and the electrical sound is reminiscent of heavy duty electrics as this consist holds back a huge coal train descending the Christi... (more)
Westbound autoracks passing a vegetable patch. The old Ys are long gone but the cinders they threw out over fifty years ago still provide fertile soil for delicious beans, corn, tomatoes and all ... (more)
Resting the weekend in the sunshine. No graffiti here.
Nice shiny new sign with one of my favorite EMD, the nicely proportioned SD40 with good innards.
Just a another in the almost endless parade of southbound coal trains.
These units were a rarity on this line 22 years ago. This one is sitting quietly in the siding with a rail train. The main line has its new concrete ties, allegedly the solution to the need for ... (more)
I admit it, I like boxes, bumps, bulges, antennas, tanks, whatever, attached to locomotives. The DM&IR 2-8-2 "plumber's nightmare" is the epitome. This ex-SLSF unit is pretty good. Ph... (more)
Covered hoppers were not unusual on coal trains. On this southbound four of them are on the front. They were usually limestone dust, used, as I understand, to coat the walls of mines to keep the... (more)
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
Doing a poor imitation of a UP locomotive from LA and trying to look cool, this rarity, even in 2000, is actually helping out on the recurring maintenance "jamboree". Nice name but I di... (more)
One a sweltering day the local switcher trundles by with the its East Tennessee economy air conditioner wide open.