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  1. Little Switch Move

    Little Switch Move

  2. I'm Coming Through!

    I'm Coming Through!

    The South City Switcher makes its presence known on Quint St. as it returns with 18 loads of contaminated dirt from the San Francisco landfill.
  3. Gritty Urban Railroading

    Gritty Urban Railroading

    The South City Switcher carefully picks its way down Rankin St. There are several scrap yards in this area which see a lot of truck traffic and there are frequently obstructions on this stretch of tracks, everything from trucks to forklifts, to dumpsters. Liberal use of the horn usually is...
  4. Busy Intersection

    Busy Intersection

    The power for South City Switcher cuts across a busy intersection in South San Francisco. There are no lights or gates at this intersection. Instead, when the train arrives, the signal flips to all-red, and the train gets a green light - note the small signal in the upper left.
  5. UP 1204

    UP 1204

    The South City Switcher works some industries in South San Francisco.
  6. Saginaw Switchers

    Saginaw Switchers

    BNSF 1232 3GS21B and BNSF 2597 GP35U take a break from pushing cars around Saginaw, TX. Photo taken on September 7, 2007.
  7. MRL locos abound @ Livingston

    MRL locos abound @ Livingston

    several GP9's, an SD19-1, an SD45, & an EMD end-cab switcher sit at Livngston.
  8. My 1st ALCO!!!!

    My 1st ALCO!!!!

    An Alco S-4 sitting in Rarus Railway's yard in Anaconda, Mt. It's one of the least likely places I'd expect to find an ALCO.
  9. Slug leading!

    Slug leading!

    Since CN uses a GP9RM+slug set for power, it's only natural that they get to lead. Here the switcher is bringing in 4 bulkheads from the nearby Industrial park. The way the photo is cropped however, it looks like a much bigger train. Note the headlight on the slug, these are unique to the S-3...
  10. NS 2103

    NS 2103

    An SW1001 follows the CR 5292 across First Ave Bridge in Roselle.
  11. CN 4727

    CN 4727

    CN's Maritime operations have traditionally been well-known for their MLW's, however these days, all that separates them from the rest of the CN system are these guys - GP38-2's. Unlike other RR's (such as CP!) where GP38-2 heards are common, CN avoided this practice by creating three distinct...
  12. CP 9044 @ Work

    CP 9044 @ Work

    I've never been a big fan of the TRACKMOBILE, as small industries are operated them in favor of the little GE/Plymouth critters that they have replaced. It was a major suprise to me, when I saw CP, a major Class I RR, operate at least two of them here in Saskatoon. Now I would understand if they...
  13. CP 6058 - "Yard SD40-2"

    CP 6058 - "Yard SD40-2"

    With the arrival of the AC4400CW's, CP started the long process of removing and demoting SD40-2's from mainline service. The SD40's & the real beat-up rent-a-wrecks were sold off, than the rest were demoted to yard/local/wayfreight service. In Winnipeg they went a step futher by creating at...
  14. LAJ CF7

    LAJ CF7

    The Los Angeles Junction Railway is a small BNSF subsidiary that serves industries the cities of Vernon, Commerce and Los Angeles. They employ a rather unique fleet of motive power including two CF7's and four MK1200G natural gas switchers, the only ones of their kind.
  15. Once the Glory Days are Gone

    Once the Glory Days are Gone

    Local traffic around Willow Springs and Lemont once warranted a yard here at the end of the Argonne Branch. However, the decline of local traffic and the building of nearby Willow Springs yard most likely resulted in the dismantling of Argonne Yard. Here, extended vision caboose no...
  16. MRL Remote Control Caboose

    MRL Remote Control Caboose

    A MRL rc caboose is coupled to a GP35 for RC switcher service.
  17. Working the Yard

    Working the Yard

    The Salem Switcher working the north end of the yard.
  18. Salem Switcher

    Salem Switcher

    Switching the north end of the yard.
  19. Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific

    Alberta Pacific power resting between runs at Stettler AB. in May 2006
  20. Montana Rail Link SW1200 in Laurel

    Montana Rail Link SW1200 in Laurel

    Montana Rail Link SW1200 #17 in Laurel.




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