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8/21/2018
 
 
 
 
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Gorilla my dreams
Title:  Gorilla my dreams
Description:  Watco honors on line schools by painting one of their units in the colors of a local college. Here in Kansas, its Pittsburg State, which has a gorilla for a mascot. We see the school colors on this unit interchanging with KCS.
Photo Date:  5/11/2013  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 5:27:02 AM
Location:  Pittsburg, KS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 3834(GP38-3)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
Oddball
Title:  Oddball
Description:  This GP 7 was parked outside the former MP shop in Coffeyville Kan, now used by Watco. Most of Watcos power is second generation, so this was something of a surprise. Note the bleed through on the paint, giving away the unit as former Meridian & Bigbee.
Photo Date:  6/14/2015  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 5:14:31 AM
Location:  Coffeyville, KS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 7008(GP7)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
South Western
Title:  South Western
Description:  The South West RR operated the ex Santa Fe line from Clovis down to Carlsbad with some second hand SD 40-2s. We see one of them at Artesia.
Photo Date:  4/6/2014  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:51:26 AM
Location:  Artesia, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SW 3588(SD40-2)
Views:  16   Comments: 1
Repaints
Title:  Repaints
Description:  A pair of units originally delivered in gray roll the H train south, about to pass under the new Cheri Whitlock Dr overpass. The second unit is on its second repaint, having began its career as a TFM unit, in gray. Morning shots here will have to be almost nose on-look at those power lines.
Photo Date:  8/12/2018  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:33:30 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4020(SD70ACe) KCS 3937(SD70MAC)
Views:  16   Comments: 1
Rolling away
Title:  Rolling away
Description:  The rear of an empty TXUX train got a pair of DPUs today in the form of one of the BNSF units it came south with, and a Mexican KCS unit bringing up the rear, seen at the north end of Siloam.
Photo Date:  7/8/2018  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:31:09 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4717(ES44AC) BNSF 8749(SD70ACe)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
Empties under the new bridge
Title:  Empties under the new bridge
Description:  A northbound empty TXUX train behind a pair of BNSF units rolls under the new Cheri Whitlock Dr overpass. The old grade crossing was where the dirt is adjacent to the track by the power.
Photo Date:  7/8/2018  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:29:38 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8480(SD70ACe) BNSF 5736(ES44AC)
Views:  17   Comments: 1
Get me to the church on time
Title:  Get me to the church on time
Description:  Fortunately, KCS is cooperating this morning, as the northbound H train is holding short of Lincoln Av as it waits for a southbound. Churchgoers this Sunday morning are grateful.
Photo Date:  6/24/2018  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:35:31 AM
Location:  Siloam Springs, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4862(ES44AC) KCSM 4574(AC44CW)
Views:  12   Comments: 1
Endless hoppers
Title:  Endless hoppers
Description:  A string of hoppers on PLMT roll into Belden Tunnel.
Photo Date:  4/2/1989  Upload Date: 10/11/2015 4:06:34 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Tunnel,Signal,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  36   Comments: 1
View from the bridge
Title:  View from the bridge
Description:  Dad got this shot of Metro Norths high level station platforms from the pedestrian overpass. The old NYC station building is at right. The high bridge in the distance is the former New Haven Hudson River crossing, which went out of service following a fire in May 1974. It's now a pedestrian walkway/park.
Photo Date:  9/26/1999  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 4:27:48 AM
Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  53   Comments: 0
Fort Smith RR
Title:  Fort Smith RR
Description:  The Fort Smith RR is a short line working in its namesake city. The power is lettered PERX, and carries a variety of road names. This one is actually lettered for the road it's working on.
Photo Date:  12/28/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:35:15 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PREX 2038(GP20u)
Views:  63   Comments: 2
Another cast off
Title:  Another cast off
Description:  Less well known was EMDs small fleet of SD 90MACs, a model that never really caught on, due to issues with their prime movers. They were never able to make the advertized 6000 HP, and the few that went to Class Is were rated at 4300 HP, essentially an SD 70ACe. This one is also at Hobbs on the Texas-New Mexico.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:11:41 AM
Location:  Hobbs, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TNMR 100(SD9043MAC)
Views:  30   Comments: 3
Second life for a leaser
Title:  Second life for a leaser
Description:  In the late 1980s, power by the hour was the big new thing, with GE and EMD both maintaining fleets of that nature, both going to work on BN. The GE fleet had LMX reporting marks, with the units numbered in the 8500 series. After they came off lease, the fleet scattered, and the engines were found all over, among other places, on the KCS, and here on a New Mexico short line. This one is at Hobbs.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:04:07 AM
Location:  Hobbs, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SLRG 8539(B39-8E)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Rare bird
Title:  Rare bird
Description:  Its good to see an Alco still working almost 50 years after the doors closed forever at Schenectady, and especially good to see a 539 engine unit. This is at the Port of Panama City, a real survivor still at work.
Photo Date:  8/8/2017  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:48:46 AM
Location:  Panama City, FL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  36   Comments: 2
Yellowjacket
Title:  Yellowjacket
Description:  The NYSW yellowjacket scheme is looks really good when clean, on just about any unit they choose to put it on. This is one of the SD 60s most recently acquired, seen at Kirkwood NY at the Frito Lay plant.
Photo Date:  5/26/2013  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:30:57 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYSW 3810(SD60)
Views:  27   Comments: 3
Out to pasture
Title:  Out to pasture
Description:  The Delta Southern ran a former MP branch line from McGehee Ark to Tallulah LA, but ultimately wasnt able to make a go of it. A new operator, North Louisiana & Arkansas now handles what traffic there is. These ex ATSF CF 7s, their heritage showing through, were pushed out into the weeds awaiting and uncertain fate.
Photo Date:  7/1/2012  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:28:51 AM
Location:  Talla Bena, LA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DSRR 100(CF7) DSRR 101(CF7)
Views:  54   Comments: 2
Museum piece
Title:  Museum piece
Description:  This Erie RS 3, most recently in service on short line NY & Greenwood Lake, is on display near the station in Port Jervis
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:42:37 AM
Location:  Port Jervis, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYGL 935(RS3)
Views:  39   Comments: 2
No sports here
Title:  No sports here
Description:  The branch lines in Orange county have had somewhat spotty histories in the post Conrail era, and some are no longer active. One that still sees some traffic is the ex CR Maybrook Industrial track, a line once used by the Erie and EL to reach the New Havens yard at Maybrook. That connection dried up, or more correctly, burned, with the fire on the bridge at Poughkeepsie in May 1974. Its present incarnation is run by the East Penn Railway, which has reporting marks ESPN. The unit they use on this and a couple other lines in the area is stored at Campbell Hall when not out on the road, which is where we see it here.
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:51:34 AM
Location:  Campbell Hall, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ESPN 7811(B30-7)
Views:  41   Comments: 2
Rock remnant
Title:  Rock remnant
Description:  After the Rock Island went bust in 1980, much of it returned to nature, but a few parts took on a second life where there was enough traffic to support operation. One such place was on the Choctaw Route in western Oklahoma, where segments of the Rock and some other roads castoffs became part of an operation called FarmRail. A couple of their ex Illinois Central diesels sit near the old Rock station in Elk City.
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 6:11:16 AM
Location:  Elk City, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  FMRC 8255(GP10) FMRC 8126(GP10)
Views:  41   Comments: 2
No big deal
Title:  No big deal
Description:  Seeing CN painted power lettered GTW is not a big deal. GTW was the CN subsidiary that extended from the CN proper to Chicago from Detroit and Port Huron. GTW power in Mississippi, well thats another thing. Ever since CN took over IC, the power has moved around quite a bit. Ive seen IC units in upstate NY, and now units that never went farther south than Cincinnati in the deep south. The trailing unit, on the other hand, is right at home. Its a former IC GP 38-2, used to these climes. This is a local waiting out the weekend at Yazoo City.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:27:35 AM
Location:  Yazoo City, MS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GTW 4923(GP38-2) IC 9563(GP38-2)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
Strange places
Title:  Strange places
Description:  This Hudson Bay RR unit was parked at the ATSF station in Waynoka OK. I cant imagine why, since it would be much more at home in Manitoba. Good thing they stopped where they did. Look how much track is left ahead of the unit.
Photo Date:  6/16/2013  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:31:20 AM
Location:  Waynoka, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HBRY 2511(GP10)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
Orange box
Title:  Orange box
Description:  Iowa Traction 50, another 80 year old steeple cab, in the company of its sister.
Photo Date:  10/4/2012  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:48:07 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IATR 50(Steeple Cab)
Views:  41   Comments: 2
Heres the steeple
Title:  Heres the steeple
Description:  Iowa Traction also has a couple of steeple cabs, this one also at Mason City.
Photo Date:  10/4/2012  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:55:10 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IATR 60(Steeple Cab)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
Canadians
Title:  Canadians
Description:  These two units are former CN FP 9s, restored to a scheme almost as originally painted. They are now on the Conway Scenic.
Photo Date:  7/5/2004  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:58:31 AM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CONW 6505(FP9A)
Views:  55   Comments: 2
Little engine
Title:  Little engine
Description:  Found this 80 tonner on a siding in Minnesota
Photo Date:  10/2/2012  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:38:50 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  47   Comments: 2
Elevator jockey
Title:  Elevator jockey
Description:  This ex BRC unit was at an elevator in Kearny Neb. Grain elevators have meant new, and often long, life for retired road power.
Photo Date:  10/17/2016  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:51:08 AM
Location:  Kearney, NE
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BRC 471(GP9)
Views:  49   Comments: 1
Tourist power
Title:  Tourist power
Description:  Branson Scenic, which operates on part of the former MP line from KC to Diaz Ark, has painted this F unit in an attractive scheme.
Photo Date:  8/20/2016  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:24:38 AM
Location:  Branson, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  BSRX 98(F9PHA)
Views:  53   Comments: 2
Excursion power
Title:  Excursion power
Description:  B&M once had a sizeable fleet of F units. This is one of the few survivors, now on the Conway Scenic in New Hampshire.
Photo Date:  7/5/2004  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:22:18 AM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BM 4268(F7A)
Views:  47   Comments: 2
Local meet
Title:  Local meet
Description:  A westbound D&H train, with NYSW power now in charge, since Guilford put the D&H in bankruptcy and took all their power back to the B&M, rolls west at Owego as Conrail's WEEL 39 works down by the Ward & Van Scoy feed mill. NYSW SD's would become a common sight over the next several years.
Photo Date:  6/1/1988  Upload Date: 1/8/2016 4:06:48 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NYSW 6515(SD45)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
Patched
Title:  Patched
Description:  An ex ATSF SD 75, now owned by Progressive Leasing, has been patched painted, but still the warbonnet looks good. Its trailing on a northbound train at Stilwell on the KCS.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 5:49:48 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PRLX 212(SD75M)
Views:  74   Comments: 2
Always good to see a fallen flag
Title:  Always good to see a fallen flag
Description:  This ex Denver & Rio Grande Western car was in a southbound grain train at Stilwell. It's a little faded, but not gone.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 5:40:00 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  32   Comments: 0
H train and high clouds
Title:  H train and high clouds
Description:  The sky was pretty today, when I wasnt dodging the shadows for a sunlit shot. A distant cloud that will later drop some rain east of here forms the backdrop for the waiting H KCSH.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 4:41:12 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4199(SD70ACe) KCS 3938(SD70MAC)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
H train waiting
Title:  H train waiting
Description:  The southbound H train waits on the main as the dodger works the south end of the yard. On the adjacent track is a northbound empty grain train, which was waiting on a recrew to arrive from Heavener. They cant get to their power because the H train is blocking the way.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 4:38:12 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4199(SD70ACe) KCS 3938(SD70MAC)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
Fly in the ointment
Title:  Fly in the ointment
Description:  This train was on the siding at Watts waiting for a new crew. While he was there, the dodger would come down, run the main to the south end of the yard, then do his work. While that was going on, the H train arrived, and had to sit on the main waiting his turn. Normally the dodger would take the siding, and work from there, though the locals ofter need the main for headroom anyway. It would get busy there in about 90 minutes.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 4:44:48 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4622(AC44CW) KCS 4593(AC44CW)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Earlier look
Title:  Earlier look
Description:  When I got to Watts, the sun was on the east side of the train, so we have a look at it from an angle I dont usually get. The power is notable in that it is a pair of AC44CW's repainted in the Belle scheme. There are more now, but not nearly as many as the SD 70M's.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 4:48:05 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4622(AC44CW) KCS 4593(AC44CW)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Four flags
Title:  Four flags
Description:  An empty grain train with four UP flag bedecked units rolls north at Watts.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 4:54:17 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8639(SD70ACe) UP 8452(SD70ACe) UP 8350(SD70ACe) UP 8677(SD70ACe)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
Going north
Title:  Going north
Description:  The empty grain train rolls north toward the Illinois River under a beautiful sky.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 5:09:02 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8639(SD70ACe) UP 8452(SD70ACe) UP 8350(SD70ACe) UP 8677(SD70ACe)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
Bearing down
Title:  Bearing down
Description:  The local is now passing the home signal at CP North Watts. It will take the main south past CP South Watts, since there is a northbound empty grain train waiting on a crew in the siding. Hell work the south end, putting away the 36 cars collected during the days work. The grain train wont get out before I give up on it about two hours hence.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/18/2018 6:01:15 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1909(GP38-2) KCS 2851(GP40-3)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
Long approach
Title:  Long approach
Description:  The dodger, L 102, is just coming off the Illinois River as it heads toward the yard at Watts. The 93 degrees make for quite a bit of heat distortion at this distance.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/18/2018 5:51:43 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1909(GP38-2) KCS 2851(GP40-3)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
Busy, busy
Title:  Busy, busy
Description:  Watts is sometimes a busy place. We see the dodger, L 102, at right, working the yard. What would usually be his third unit is peeking out from behind the relay case at right. At left is the southbound H train, holding the main as he waits his turn at the yard. Behind the dodger is the tail end of the northbound grain train, whose crew now cant get on because the H train is blocking the power. It was a mess.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/18/2018 6:16:19 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4199(SD70ACe) KCS 1909(GP38-2) KCS 2851(GP40-3) KCS 2972(GP40-3)
Views:  45   Comments: 3
Taking headroom
Title:  Taking headroom
Description:  The dodger has pulled down to MP 237 to get headroom for his switching move.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/18/2018 6:20:15 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1909(GP38-2) KCS 2851(GP40-3)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
As directed
Title:  As directed
Description:  In this case, down to Westville to pick up a cars from H J Baker feed mill. Hell be back in a while.
Photo Date:  6/15/2018  Upload Date: 6/18/2018 6:21:31 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1909(GP38-2) KCS 2851(GP40-3)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
Caught up again
Title:  Caught up again
Description:  After taking care of things in Stilwell, I headed back for Siloam, catching the H train working at Watts. Here the power is backing into the yard for a three car pick up. The light was going, and it was getting to be dinnertime, so one shot, and off I go.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:39:51 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4847(ES44AC) KCS 4596(AC44CW) PRLX 212(SD75M)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
Waiting on the grain
Title:  Waiting on the grain
Description:  When I got to Stilwell, this northbound H train was waiting in the siding. For the second day in a row, I caught one of the AC44CW's in Belle paint, three of them in two days. They must be catching up at the paint shop. Also in consist is an ex ATSF SD 75M, now a lease unit. I had to do a few things in town, so I shot him here, got the grain train at the station, then went to take care of my chores. Id pick up the chase shortly, though.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:33:03 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4847(ES44AC) KCS 4596(AC44CW) PRLX 212(SD75M)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
And were done
Title:  And were done
Description:  The DPU on the grain train rolls south after passing the station under a little bit of shadow from one of the many passing clouds.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:11:03 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4846(ES44AC) KCS 3904(SD70MAC) KCS 3948(SD70MAC)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
By the station
Title:  By the station
Description:  The goal was to get the train rolling past the station at Stilwell. I achieved that, but a little to late in the day for a well lit photo here. Need to be here by about 1600 this time of year to get it nicely lit.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:09:06 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4156(SD70ACe) KCSM 4651(ES44AC)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
Caught him
Title:  Caught him
Description:  By the time I waited for the UP train to reach the Illinois River bridge, got turned around and rolling, the grain train was well on his way. I was able to catch the head end again just south of Baron. Normally I do a tele shot here, but I didnt beat him by enough to get it.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:04:48 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4156(SD70ACe) KCSM 4651(ES44AC)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
Big train, big sky
Title:  Big train, big sky
Description:  The DPU on the grain train pushes south in a panoramic view north of Westville.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:06:54 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4846(ES44AC) KCS 3904(SD70MAC) KCS 3948(SD70MAC)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
DPUs too
Title:  DPUs too
Description:  The grain train was 112 cars, bigger than most. While all of them have DPUs, most have one or two units. This one had three, not very common. Here they are crossing the Illinois River.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 3:50:25 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4846(ES44AC) KCS 3904(SD70MAC) KCS 3948(SD70MAC)
Views:  35   Comments: 2
First inkling
Title:  First inkling
Description:  I was on my way to Stilwell, so decided to take US 59 south from Siloam Springs. When I got to Watts, there was a northbound with four UP units coming up the siding. I shot him at Watts, then went to the bridge, anticipating a meet, since the UP train had rolled on to the north end of the siding. I wasnt there three minutes when this southbound grain train came into view. I got it in the sun, too, something of a suprise, since there was a lot of in and out with the cloud cover. I didnt get so lucky with the UP power, though-got dinked on that one.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 3:45:58 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4156(SD70ACe) KCSM 4651(ES44AC)
Views:  34   Comments: 2
The little guys, too
Title:  The little guys, too
Description:  Though now owned by conglomerate Genesee & Wyoming, its hard not to think of P&W as a small line, which it was. They did think big, though, which helped them progress through the years. Whod have thought a short line would have auto racks?? Here you go.
Photo Date:  6/4/2018  Upload Date: 6/13/2018 5:28:52 AM
Location:  Wickliffe, OH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  21   Comments: 0


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