8/20/92: Espee trackage rights on the Racetrack at LaVergne. SP SD40R built in 5/68 (note the trad. SP light package! Nice!!) leads a DRGW SD45 (5330 built 4/68, rebuilt 4/95 to CPRail SD40M-2 5496), a tunnel motor and a BN SD40-2 on a freight.
One of my goals on my trip to the American Southwest was to shoot all the BNSF GP60Ms that are based out of Fontana, CA. In this one shot is more GP60Ms than Ive ever seen before. Mission accomplished!
The Illinois zephyr posed for a couple photo run by's including one with the team of Santa Fe FP45 92 and Wisconsin Central SD45 7525. Engineer Ray Weart gives a tug of the classic Leslie RS3l for the group of railfans gathered for the photo shoot.
With the air temperature at -12 and the wind chill around -20 a Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern train with a pair of Canadian Pacific SD40-2's sits on a siding just outside of Waseca, MN waiting for a new crew and warmer days.
IC 1018 along with CN 2187 leaves Bensenville Yard on it's way to Spaulding as train G35, out of photo to the right was CP Geometry train, but could not wait for it, because I had to go to work, & did not want to get there late.
Three CEFX "Blue Birds" and a "Grey Ghost" charge up the hill at Newfoundland with the SU99A. This is the first revenue train to run west to Binghampton, NY after Hurricane Irene passed through the northeast.
The storm had shut down the NYSW for a few days. Because of the large amount of cars that became stranded in Little Ferry, a second half of the train (known as SU99B) was sent out behind this specifically to serve Sparta JCT.
Hillburn Yard power in a light snow. Just a few hours earlier these engines and the H55 crew where used to rescue a disabled NJ Transit Train at Clifton, NJ. A photo of that move can be seen here: [link]
KCS 4133, a 4000HP SD70ACE EMD locomotive leads an eastbound Grain Train just east of Bowen's Hill between Edwards and Bovina Mississippi on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The 4133 had been in service one day shy of a month when this image was taken. The 4133 and the other 9 units in this KCS order represent the last units built by EMD at the London, Ontario facility.
Three 4400 horsepower locomotives lead KCS train I-HJNS through Mound, Louisiana late on a cloudy October 16, 2012. The train originated in Long Beach, California, and is still 400 miles from it's destination of Atlanta, Georgia.