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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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