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2/22/2020
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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Old Mexico
Title:  Old Mexico
Description:  At one time, these Nacionales de Mexico cars were all over. In the years following the privitization of Mexicos railroads, they are becoming more and more unusual, as is the case for most fallen flag equipment. This one, now lettered for TFM, and part of the KCS fleet, was in a southbound grain train at CP Flint Creek.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/21/2020 2:55:49 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  29   Comments: 2
Down on Main St
Title:  Down on Main St
Description:  The empty coal train finally showed, after I had gone into town. Here it is rolling past Currans Feed Store, flanked by the flags on Main St
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 5:39:39 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 2674(ET44AH) UP 8372(SD70ACe)
Views:  22   Comments: 3
DPU going away
Title:  DPU going away
Description:  The DPU on the southbound grain train rolls away from me. Trailing unit is one of the new ET44AHs. I cant seem to get a good shot of them leading.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 5:23:12 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 5011(ET44AC) KCS 4041(SD70ACe)
Views:  18   Comments: 2
Grain south
Title:  Grain south
Description:  While waiting for an empty coal train, this southbound grain move came past, seen at the CP Flint Creek signal.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 5:20:33 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4812(ES44AC) KCS 4160(SD70ACe)
Views:  18   Comments: 2
Grain DPUs
Title:  Grain DPUs
Description:  I was waiting for a coal train to come out of the Flint Creek power plant, and caught a southbound grain train while it was getting ready. This is the DPU, an SD 70 ACe and one of the new GEs. Looks like the SD has had some scorching issues.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 5:07:22 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4041(SD70ACe) KCS 5011(ET44AC)
Views:  15   Comments: 2
Rolling away
Title:  Rolling away
Description:  The DPU on the empty coal train clears Main St, and is on its way north.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 5:40:41 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7406(AC45CCTE) UP 2556(ES44AC-H)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
Working for Oatmeal Creme Pies
Title:  Working for Oatmeal Creme Pies
Description:  The Watts based dodger is working at Little Debbie, pulling out an empty vegetable oil tank. It will shortly switch in a loaded one to keep the Creme Pies coming.
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 4:39:12 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1915(GP38-2) KCS 2913(GP40-3) KCS 2857(GP40-3)
Views:  34   Comments: 3
Incognito
Title:  Incognito
Description:  This GP 40 is lacking the large red initials on the long hood, the only identification being the herald on the cab. Wonder how that happened??
Photo Date:  2/7/2020  Upload Date: 2/9/2020 4:41:29 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  KCS 2857(GP40-3)
Views:  31   Comments: 3
Away in the gloom
Title:  Away in the gloom
Description:  After the head end passed, I moved back to the road to get this going away shot of the DPUs. Not bad for an overcast shot, but would have liked sun a lot better.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:55:29 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5605(AC44CW) KCS 4815(ES44AC)
Views:  15   Comments: 2
Dinked
Title:  Dinked
Description:  After the grain train passed me in Siloam, I took off, running Ark 59 to Summers, then US 62 west to Westville. As I approached Westville, I noticed a large cloudbank to the south and west. What the hell!?!? I dont recall anything about rain in the forecast!! By the time I got down there, I had enough time to work north of town a little ways, meeting the train at the soccer fields near the road to the cemetery. I shot him across the field-in gloom. Dinked again.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:35:13 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4138(SD70ACe) KCS 4604(AC44CW)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
Glint light
Title:  Glint light
Description:  The sun glints off the grain train as it rolls away south.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 3:57:38 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5605(AC44CW) KCS 4815(ES44AC)
Views:  13   Comments: 2
Grain DPUs
Title:  Grain DPUs
Description:  The southbound grain trains DPUs roll past the signals at North Siloam
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 3:49:22 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4815(ES44AC) BNSF 5605(AC44CW)
Views:  13   Comments: 2
Grain south
Title:  Grain south
Description:  After the coal train chase, I went out about an hour later when I heard a horn. About 15 minutes later, this KCSM SD 70ACe came south leading a repainted GE and 96 cars of grain at Tahlequah St.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:01:55 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4138(SD70ACe) KCS 4604(AC44CW)
Views:  15   Comments: 2
Didnt catch him
Title:  Didnt catch him
Description:  After losing the race to the Davidson Rd crossing, I waited for the train, then took off, hoping hed keep his reduced pace-the detector just south of Davidson Rd said 16 MPH-but it was not to be. I got this grab shot of the DPUs as they crossed Country Club Rd. A lot of hustle would be needed to catch him at Westville, and a full bladder made the decision to call off the chase here. Id be back out a little later to get a southbound grain train.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 3:43:37 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4768(ES44AC) BNSF 5807(ES44AC) KCSM 4509(AC44CW)
Views:  17   Comments: 2
Standing out
Title:  Standing out
Description:  I gave chase of the AEPX train, thinking Id beat him to Davidson Rd, near MP 227, since I was making 65 or so on the road, and hed have a good pull coming up into Siloam, as most of the unit trains do. He made better time than I expected, and I reached the crossing just as the gates went down. Only one thing to do: open the passenger side window, zoom in. Thus we have the bright yellow of the UP leader in low late day sun, accentuated by the dark side of the 125 car train.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:11:39 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8585(SD70ACe) UP 6577(AC44CW)
Views:  16   Comments: 2
Side by each
Title:  Side by each
Description:  The loads and empties are side by side, each represented by a different roads set of power.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:20:42 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8585(SD70ACe) UP 6577(AC44CW) BNSF 9093(SD70ACe) BNSF 6122(ES44AC)
Views:  45   Comments: 3
Coming on down
Title:  Coming on down
Description:  The northbound TXUX train is fully in the siding as the AEPX loads come south on the main.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/28/2020 4:15:08 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8585(SD70ACe) UP 6577(AC44CW) BNSF 9093(SD70ACe) BNSF 6122(ES44AC)
Views:  20   Comments: 4
Artsy but cluttered
Title:  Artsy but cluttered
Description:  I liked the juxtapositon of the Railroad Av sign and crossbuck sign, as well as the lamppost and flag, on the leader of this northbound. Kinda cluttered, but interesting.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 4:53:30 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6390(ES44AC)
Views:  22   Comments: 2
Swooshed
Title:  Swooshed
Description:  The leader on the northbound empty train in a side view of the current BNSF scheme.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/26/2020 5:25:37 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 6390(ES44AC)
Views:  19   Comments: 2
Rolling up the siding
Title:  Rolling up the siding
Description:  I missed getting a shot of this northbound empty TXUX train in Siloam, but was able to catch him in Gentry, as he rolled up short of the Main St crossing. Hell meet a southbound AEPX train here. The late afternoon sun is giving us quite a glint here.
Photo Date:  1/25/2020  Upload Date: 1/26/2020 4:40:08 AM
Location:  Gentry, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6390(ES44AC) BNSF 9329(SD70ACe) BNSF 5790(ES44AC)
Views:  16   Comments: 2
Leaning in
Title:  Leaning in
Description:  The DPU on a southbound AEPX train throttles up as it approaches Sulphur Springs, and the grade up to Gravette, seen through a tunnel of trees.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 1/25/2020 4:41:17 AM
Location:  Sulphur Springs, AR
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6046(AC44CWCTE) PRLX 221(SD75M) KCS 4622(AC44CW)
Views:  24   Comments: 3
Going away at Dorsey
Title:  Going away at Dorsey
Description:  This TXUX coal train is rolling north at Mt Olive Rd, just north of Dorsey siding, the late day sun lighting up the south facing power.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 1/25/2020 4:38:48 AM
Location:  Gravette, AR
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3932(SD70M) BNSF 6223(ES44AC)
Views:  26   Comments: 3
Mill and shadows
Title:  Mill and shadows
Description:  Northbound empty TXUX trains DPU pulls away in a study of light and shadow at the feed mill just south of Anderson.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 1/25/2020 4:32:02 AM
Location:  Anderson, MO
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3932(SD70M) BNSF 6223(ES44AC)
Views:  30   Comments: 3
Long distance
Title:  Long distance
Description:  Montauk in the 70s was also a good place to catch hand me down long distance cars cast off in the 60s as the railroads gave up on their long haul trains. Many wound up on the Long Island from places like the B&M and KCS. Here are a pair of cars, one stainless, one flat side, sitting at Montauk in the late evening.
Photo Date:  8/22/1975  Upload Date: 9/18/2014 2:33:53 AM
Location:  Montauk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  101   Comments: 0
Out the window
Title:  Out the window
Description:  A alightly askew. We were on our way to church when I saw the gates go down in the distance. I knew we wouldnt make the head end, but were able to get to the crossing about the time the DPUs went past on this empty oil train. Its an odd angle, and I did the best I could for a grab shot.
Photo Date:  1/5/2020  Upload Date: 1/22/2020 4:58:43 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 8135(AC4400CWM) KCS 4807(ES44AC)
Views:  24   Comments: 2
Getting home late
Title:  Getting home late
Description:  An RDC train from DC headed for Martinsburg WV, the end of the B&O commuter zone, stops to discharge some riders who are getting home pretty late at the classic Point of Rocks station
Photo Date:  6/24/1986  Upload Date: 12/12/2014 2:28:33 AM
Location:  Point of Rocks, MD
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Ancient car
Title:  Ancient car
Description:  South Shore 203, a non powered trailer is in a train waiting for afternoon rush. These cars dated back to the 20s.
Photo Date:  8/26/1982  Upload Date: 3/24/2013 3:52:22 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSS 203(Interurban)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Highliner
Title:  Highliner
Description:  One of ICs 1972 bi level electric commuter cars arrives at Homewood.
Photo Date:  10/9/1982  Upload Date: 4/24/2013 12:44:39 AM
Location:  Homewood, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Motor pit
Title:  Motor pit
Description:  One place I was usually able to catch CR electric power was at the Kearny motor pit. Unfortunately, it was always a grab shot from a passing train on the ex DLW, which passed along the north side of the facility. Not conducive to good set up, but I made the best of it.
Photo Date:  4/17/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 4:30:31 AM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 4608(E33) CR 4405(E44)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
Grinding it out
Title:  Grinding it out
Description:  Or they will be on Monday. The Loram rail grinding train is in the yard, getting ready for Monday.
Photo Date:  1/18/2020  Upload Date: 1/20/2020 2:30:20 AM
Location:  Verdigris, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  23   Comments: 1
Just waiting
Title:  Just waiting
Description:  A westbound oil train is waiting in the siding at Verdigris in golden late day sun. Its sharing time with a Loram train, seen at left.
Photo Date:  1/18/2020  Upload Date: 1/20/2020 2:26:55 AM
Location:  Verdigris, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8230(ES44C4) CP 9804(AC44CW)
Views:  27   Comments: 2
Rolling to a stop
Title:  Rolling to a stop
Description:  The northbound H train rolls to a stop opposite the Watts yard office. Hell make a cut here, then pull up to clear the switch as he makes his set out.
Photo Date:  5/25/2019  Upload Date: 5/28/2019 5:50:13 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4818(ES44AC) KCS 5000(ET44AC)
Views:  38   Comments: 3
Shadow image
Title:  Shadow image
Description:  We caught a coal train, and had to cross the tracks to get the shot, then wait for it to pass. Diane got this shot of the crossbuck shadow on one of the coal cars.
Photo Date:  7/3/2015  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 4:53:40 AM
Location:  Anderson, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  20   Comments: 1
Car grab
Title:  Car grab
Description:  Most of the time, when we go out, Im driving, and Diane takes grab shots as Im passing someplace. This time it was Watts on a gloomy day. She got this grab shot of an H train leader as we went past the north end of town.
Photo Date:  6/29/2015  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 4:30:10 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4818(ES44AC)
Views:  15   Comments: 2
To the mill
Title:  To the mill
Description:  The smpty trains DPUs roll toward the feed mill at Anderson.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 5:14:44 AM
Location:  Anderson, MO
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3932(SD70M) BNSF 6223(ES44AC)
Views:  25   Comments: 3
A little color
Title:  A little color
Description:  And not just the power. The DPU on an empty TXUX train rolls toward some fall foliage south of Anderson.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 5:04:51 AM
Location:  Anderson, MO
Author:  Diane Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3932(SD70M) BNSF 6223(ES44AC)
Views:  22   Comments: 2
Vera Sun
Title:  Vera Sun
Description:  This TILX car, owned by Trinity Leasing, is painted for Vera Sun, an ethanol producer.
Photo Date:  1/4/2020  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 4:00:02 AM
Location:  Decatur, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  19   Comments: 1
Not many of these left
Title:  Not many of these left
Description:  A hand me down 86 foot auto parts box rolls south on an H train. Once a staple of the railroad auto parts business, these cars are approaching their maximum interchange life, and wont be around much longer.
Photo Date:  1/4/2020  Upload Date: 1/12/2020 3:54:19 AM
Location:  Decatur, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  30   Comments: 1
New ties
Title:  New ties
Description:  Tie work has been done here, a few miles south of Decatur at Y City Rd, as evidenced by the old ties in the foreground.
Photo Date:  1/4/2020  Upload Date: 1/9/2020 5:41:46 AM
Location:  Decatur, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4651(ES44AC) KCSM 4744(ES44AC)
Views:  58   Comments: 5
Coming to me
Title:  Coming to me
Description:  The DPU on the southbound H train rolls toward me as it pushes toward Gentry.
Photo Date:  1/4/2020  Upload Date: 1/7/2020 4:23:43 AM
Location:  Decatur, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4705(ES44AC) KCS 4685(ES44AC)
Views:  39   Comments: 2
Going away
Title:  Going away
Description:  The DPU on the southbound H train rolling away from me.
Photo Date:  1/4/2020  Upload Date: 1/7/2020 4:18:57 AM
Location:  Decatur, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4685(ES44AC) KCS 4705(ES44AC)
Views:  37   Comments: 2
Field of DPUs
Title:  Field of DPUs
Description:  The DPU on a southbound TXUX train rolls past an open field adjacent to Kenwood St
Photo Date:  12/30/2019  Upload Date: 1/7/2020 3:53:13 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8776(SD70ACe) BNSF 8598(SD70ACe) KCS 5018(ET44AC)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
Dark orange
Title:  Dark orange
Description:  I caught a southbound TXUX train as I was coming through town, and was able to beat it to Lake Frances Rd. The light was dead on, but the nose is well lit, even if the side of the unit is in shadow. The contrast makes for an intersting image.
Photo Date:  12/30/2019  Upload Date: 1/7/2020 4:03:55 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9056(SD70ACe) BNSF 5807(ES44AC)
Views:  31   Comments: 3
On the new connection
Title:  On the new connection
Description:  A pair of NYSW 40s head down the connection from the D&H to the NYSWs former DLW alignment at Old State Road.
Photo Date:  12/16/2003  Upload Date: 8/6/2011 11:35:54 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3016(SD40T-2) NYSW 3040(GP40)
Views:  558   Comments: 0
NDYX car
Title:  NDYX car
Description:  This coil car was southbound in an H train. Note the TFM cover.
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:47:29 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  42   Comments: 0
720000 series car
Title:  720000 series car
Description:  There were a number of these on this southbound H train.
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:42:57 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  37   Comments: 0
Another in a series
Title:  Another in a series
Description:  I caught the class car in this series on the same train, heres another of that set.
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:41:28 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  28   Comments: 0
Class car
Title:  Class car
Description:  KCS has a series of coil steel cars in the 720000 series. This is the first one.
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:40:30 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  34   Comments: 0
Hand me down
Title:  Hand me down
Description:  This ex CSX car is now working for ATW
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:36:05 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  42   Comments: 0
WRWK car, once an NS Thoroughbred car.
Title:  WRWK car, once an NS Thoroughbred car.
Description:  A WRWK coil car on the southbound H train.
Photo Date:  12/12/2019  Upload Date: 12/17/2019 5:57:58 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  41   Comments: 0


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