Mar 26, 2015
From August 1983, a view from the hump tower at Rice Yard in Waycross, GA:
Frisco 1522 in Houston back in 2001.
I sure liked the paint schemes from back then, a lot more than that of today.
What is the status of 1522? Didn't I read a while back, of an effort ongoing to steam her again?
I don't know. Last I saw it, it was still cold sitting in the yard at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.
1522's organization is out of $$ and there is no plan to get her running again. Really unfortunate. She was a real crowd pleaser, allegedly the loudest in stack talk among the preserved locomotives.
Here is an old one that I shot on cheep color print film back before digital cameras. Could not afford Kodachrome all the time.
Wrong colors. Degrading for both MP and WP.
Me too and very little graffiti on freight cars back then.
Same here - paint schemes were more interesting and varied. And no graffiti makes it easier to model. A time before vandalism was considered art.hboy:
I second that.
Not steam but interesting. At one time real common in Galesburg, now they have been replaced with SD40-2's. Never thought I would grow nostalgic over Cascade Green.
BN 6177, former CB&Q #430. Taken in Galesburg, June 1998.
Nice shot Jim. When I was a kid in Chicago, I recall that BN ran some neat TV ads to promote the new railroad. Then when I went away to school, a professor ran BN's 1973 film Portrait of A Railroad which I though was so cool. Yep, I miss Cascade Green too. One of the few BN units I have on film is this poor scan of a unit at the former Frisco yard in East Thomas (Birmingham), AL taken in August 1990.
I used to see them often 8 or 9 years ago but they are quite rare now. This one is from February 2007.
I did find some old b&w photos of a BN boxcar and NP boxcar, taken between '73 and '75 before I shot color. Alas, that wonderful pre-graffiti era is seen again.
Back when we had better parents, and children did not have the 'right' to freely commit criminal acts.
NS Train 156 leaving Columbia, SC in January 2014 with Veterans unit trailing:
Westbound empty coal train in the Loops west of Old Fort, NC in December 2014:
This looks like an interesting place. Did you need to hike in?
Helpers dropping down at Jarrett's Tunnel, west of Old Fort, NC:
Yes, but this spot isn't too bad to access, just a steep uphill walk for maybe 1/2 mile. The west end of the Loops is more remote, but is somewhat close to long-abandoned, grown-in, impassible-by-car US-70 and the old highway provides a hiking avenue to access the railroad. I hope to check it out someday.