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  1. That new locomotive smell

    That new locomotive smell

    Brand new SSW 9701 helps pull the "Shasta Daylight 1990" excursion in the Sacramento River Canyon.
  2. Approaching Santa Rosa

    Approaching Santa Rosa

    Downgraded to yard and branchline work, the glory days of leading hotshots are a faint memmory for this SSW gp60.
  3. SSW 9708 East at Uvalde, Tx

    SSW 9708 East at Uvalde, Tx

    SSW 9708 & SSW 9699 GP60s assigned to the LAS11.
  4. SSW 9708 East at Knippa, Tx

    SSW 9708 East at Knippa, Tx

    SSW 9708 Slow roll through Knippa for BP inspection. Unpatched SSW GP 60 Units
  5. SSW 9647

    SSW 9647

    SSW 9647 on the LAS10 tied down for the day at Old Uvalde Siding. Unpatched GP 60
  6. Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt 9666 leads the Union Pacific "Santa Margarita Turn" near San Ardo, California in February of 2002. Rain clouds are not far off in the distance on this day.
  7. Eugene, OR - April 17, 1995

    Eugene, OR - April 17, 1995

    SSW GP60 9688 sits in the nearly deserted Eugene, OR, engine facility on April 17, 1995.Canon EOS-10s 35mm, Kodacolor print, scanned on an HP flat bed scanner
  8. UP 1956 Tower 55

    UP 1956 Tower 55

    UP 1956 (ex-SSW) SD60, leads a mixed freight southbound past Tower 55 in Fort Worth, TX
  9. SSW 70213

    SSW 70213

    Nice Cotton Belt hopper on a westbound CN freight
  10. A Rare SSW Arrival

    A Rare SSW Arrival

    Now HERE'S something you don't see every day. Cotton Belt right here in Altoona. I sneaked out just so i could catch this unit. Good thing too, because when it arrived in Butler the next day, it was patched.
  11. SSW 9653

    SSW 9653

    UP Duncan sub - Tower 55
  12. SSW 9699 as Art

    SSW 9699 as Art

    SSW GP60 poses in the late afternoon sun for me in San Antonio. Edits via PaintShop Pro.
  13. The way it should be

    The way it should be

    An unpatched Cotton Belt GP40-2 leads the Marlboro Local through South Anaheim. Today's train is exceptionally long.
  14. Nice old SSW

    Nice old SSW

    This a vary nice old Cotton belt hopper.She is not all mucked or rusted out.
  15. Nice old SSW

    Nice old SSW

    This a vary nice old Cotton belt hopper.She is not all mucked or rusted out.
  16. Yard Work

    Yard Work

    Cotton Belt 9701 now runs the Hearne to Taylor local. It is seen here resting with it's train already made up.
  17. SSW MW

    SSW MW

  18. SSW 52101 - Cotton Belt Tank Car - M.J. Scanlon

    SSW 52101 - Cotton Belt Tank Car - M.J. Scanlon

    Where do old Cotton Belt tank cars go to die? In a field near the tracks of the UP Wynne Sub in eastern Arkansas.
  19. Fallen and Falling

    Fallen and Falling

    On the last day of occupation of the tower, Cotton Belt pays homage to Tower 17 (the last manned tower in Texas) on an appropriately dreary and drizzly February evening. The last watch is already packing up, when they leave an era in railroading history will be gone forever.
  20. No More Trains

    No More Trains

    The old Cotton Belt (St. Louis Southwestern) depot in Gatesville, TX (About an hour west of Waco, TX), now restored and operating as the Chamber of Commerce. south a few miles is North Fort Hood, which was at one time served by the SSW. The RR left Gatesville in the early 1970's. Photo taken...



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