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  1. Industry Job

    Industry Job

    BNSF 3541 working Western Malting in Vancouver.
  2. GP16's and GP22ECO's

    GP16's and GP22ECO's

    Two examples of geeps placed into a remanufacturing program. A matched set of GP22ECO's, KCS 2811 and KCS 2810, rest next to a matched set of GP16's working the intermodal yard, PREX 1601 and PREX 1600.
  3. Two Crossings in One

    Two Crossings in One

    The South City Switcher rumbles across 3rd Street in San Francisco. Not only is it running down a street itself, it's also crossing a diamond on the street running stretch of MUNI's T-Third Street line.
  4. Industry Switching In Montgomery

    Industry Switching In Montgomery

    This CSX switcher is seen shoving a low-side gon into the Sabel Steel facility in Montgomery, AL.
  5. Liz yard switcher

    Liz yard switcher

    Liz yard switcher is a broad gauge Orestein Koppel engine. Todays is using a new Scannia motor.
  6. Southern Railways Chilliwack Switcher

    Southern Railways Chilliwack Switcher

    SW900RSm 910 leads SRYs Chilliwack Switcher over one of the few wooded overpasses set along Vye Road in Abbotsford, BC.
  7. Southern Railways Chilliwack Switcher

    Southern Railways Chilliwack Switcher

    With the mountains in the background, the Chilliwack switcher makes its way along Vye Road in Abbotsford.
  8. Hoyt St. switcher

    Hoyt St. switcher

    On a very dark and damp Feburary 1998 day, the BN Hoyt Street switcher picks up some cars at the Port of Portland in front of the Dockside bar/grill.
  9. Moose Jaw Geeps

    Moose Jaw Geeps

    1686 and 1501 are the current residents of the west Moose Jaw yard.
  10. Krupp

    Krupp

    The plate of former Barra Mansa steel plant yard switcher. Now it is being restored at Holcim cement Co.
  11. ADM 80 ton GE

    ADM 80 ton GE

    ADM located at Clymers, IN has set out their 80 ton GE switcher after the arrival of another switcher. Shot old school with K64.
  12. The Malevolent

    The Malevolent

    CP 1631 and 1621 violently smash things together in the west yards of Moose Jaw. Kicking cars is the method of choice, and even at 3 mph a single hopper banging into a consist sounds worse than a thunder storm. The sound travels well too, so you can hear it from several city blocks away.
  13. Southern Pacific Alco switcher #1210

    Southern Pacific Alco switcher #1210

    Southern Pacific Alco switcher #1210 at an unknown location. Photographer unknown, Brian Sopke collection. Date is probably around the late 1960's as some of the other photos in the group were of GN Sky blue boxcars.
  14. Goat Meets Goat

    Goat Meets Goat

    The San Francisco Belt Railroad employs two kinds of goats. One for kicking cars, the other kind for eating the weeds between the rails. They operate a waste transloading operation out of one of the piers and have a small yard on the southeast side of town. Built for the railroad in 1946, Alco...
  15. AN&R 1500

    AN&R 1500

    Locale Train Company severing Angelina County for over a 100 yrs. Moving car around at UP Rail Yard, Lufkin, TX Date Built November 1972
  16. Road Warrior

    Road Warrior

    The brakeman on the South City Switcher doesn't bat an eye as he passes the bizarre mural on Carroll St. while riding the front porch of UP 589 to pick up a few empties at an industry farther down the street. This is in the heart of San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point neighborhood, a gritty...
  17. Transco Switcher

    Transco Switcher

    A little switch engine (Whitcomb?) working the yard at the Transco rail repair shop in Logansport, IN.
  18. Living Dinosaur

    Living Dinosaur

    LB Railco, a waste hauler based out of the Port of San Francisco, owns two Alco S-2 switchers for shuttling cars around their facility. #25 is seen working today to make up a train for the outbound South City Switcher, the daily UP job that serves industries in San Francisco. The power for the...
  19. Mainline Freight on the Peninsula

    Mainline Freight on the Peninsula

    An especially lengthy South City Switcher puts on the appearance of a mainline freight as it roars up the Caltrain mainline at Bayshore at 50 mph with 5 engines and 30 cars.
  20. Men At Work

    Men At Work

    The Conductor and Brakeman of the Bellingham Yard Switcher heading to manually throw the switch from the Plywood Plant Spur to the track going to the left in the picture and protect the unguarded crossing so the Switcher can shove its caboose across Roeder Av,uncouple and leave the Caboose clear...



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