Get 'Em While You Can!: With CP beginning to rebuild and repaint many of the older units again, the original SOO units may disappear quickly. H20 has been running with a matched pair of red... (more)
Back Again:After making a round trip on the river wayfreight, SOO 6053 makes a quick stop at the service island. After being serviced, she'll go right back out on H20. Taken while off duty,... (more)
Colorful Visitor:After handing off the train to a TCWR crew at St. Paul, this empty ethanol train heads west to be loaded somewhere on TCWR property. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
"Cottonwood Falling Like Snow in July": A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. The wind is whipping up the Cottonwood today... (more)
Colorful Visitor: A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. This train goes to the TCWR at St. Paul. Taken while off duty, wearing full ... (more)
Tip Top Shape: A line of big GE's (or "Beavers" as they're known to many CP crews) sit ready to go on 7 track at the St. Paul Roundhouse. Also getting some attention is a GP20-ECO... (more)
Getting Some Attention: After spending the day at the roundhouse, SOO 6053 gets some attention at the service island with some stable mates. Later tonight she will go out on H20, headed for... (more)
Start the Morning Off Right: As the day starts, the extra rock train heads east towards Dresser following the passenger special. Looks like the track inspector has parked his Suburban here ... (more)
Block Operator: Another piece of railroading lost to time is the station agent, or in this case, the block operator. Where train orders were in effect, the block operator would relay instru... (more)
Get 'Em Ready: The station agent gets the train orders ready to hoop up to the crew on extra ballast train. Train orders were used to direct the movement of any non scheduled train, where t... (more)
Hoop 'Em Up!: There are some things in railroading that have been lost to time. Hooping train orders to crews is one. With nothing to date this shot, this could have been the late 70's, a c... (more)
Quaint Settings: Breaking the silence of a peaceful afternoon, a BN ballast train blasts through a rural crossing. Headed for another load of rock. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
Heading West: At lunch time, the morning train crew brings the rock train around the wye, and into the siding, preparing to head west in the afternoon. Taken while off duty, wearing full PP... (more)
Getting Orders: Before departing, the crew get their orders "hooped up" from the station agent. Looks like this SD9 is getting worked today with a heavy load of rock. Taken while ... (more)