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  • August 11, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,088 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Jim Speaker Left: Arizona & California's lone GP38-2 waits for its next assignment at the Parker, Arizona, enginehouse. Parker is the hub for this Santa Fe spin-off. This desert scene typifies Arizona & California's operating territory....
  • August 8, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,411 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by Gregory A. McCommic BELOW: On May 9, 1997, a BNSF garbage train, guided by an SD40-2, moves through Tunnel 1.5 at North Bonneville, Washington. There are 12 tunnels in a 50-mile section of track on the Washington side of the...
  • July 29, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 3,448 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    RAILROAD Focus Paducah & Louisville Railway by Lee Gordon Even though coal shipments have dropped in recent years, Louisville Gas & Electric continues to be a key customer. A P&L crew switches the Kosmosdale facility in 1994. The ubiqu...
  • July 15, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,380 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Montana in October. Fall's green and gold in Big Sky Country offers this colorful setting for ATSF 5154 as it ushers eastbound MRL train No. 122 over skyline Trestle. When I started reading railroad publications years ago, certain subj...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,561 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Text and photography by Leo King LEFT: Known on the railroad as Nan, the Niantic River movable bridge at Niantic, Connecticut, was built in 1907 by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio. BELOW: When fishing boat Milay 747 leaves its dock, Nan...
  • July 6, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,769 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    LEFT: During the 1980s, Central Vermont was known for its colorful collection of vintage Electro-Motive GP9s. At 10:26 a.m. on July 13, 1988, a late-running CV No. 444 crosses the high bridge at Millers Falls, Massachusetts. The Ne...
  • July 5, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,143 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Frog and Toad Chase Trains Text and Photography by Paul Walters and Carl Graves RIGHT: Frog and Toad "visited" the Santa Fe yards near Oklahoma City in May 1974 and caught this Santa Fe F unit tugging a mixed freight. They were caught as well-tres...
  • June 20, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,618 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    APL Limited's Global Gateway South By David C. Crammer LEFT: The newest member of APL's vast network is Global Gateway South, built for the company by the Port of Los Angeles. Gateway's 232 acres house four berths total ing 4,000 feet, making it t...
  • June 17, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,790 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
      Railroad Focus In 150 years, Providence & Worcester has grown from a scrappy upstart to one of New England's most successful railroads. The familier lines of P&W B23-7 2201 glint in the sun at Worcester, Massachusetts, in January 19...
  • June 14, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,786 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Daniel J. Sheets Shadowed by snow-laden branches, 3005 emerges from a rock cut just north of Portage. This GP40-2 is guiding logs to Seward. Photo by Peter Mejia LEFT: In a recently plowed section of 12-Mile Summit, 2802 pilot...