SOUTH OF THE BORDER

James Gardiner clicked this great CSX consist in Buffalo, NY October 17th showing colorful CSX local B79216 at Frontier Yard with DME 6086, ICE 6407, MEC 377 for power.

Darren Doss reported GMTX GP38-2 2192, was at Fulton. KY on October 8th.  The frame number from this unit is 7354-70 (originally PC 8009). This unit is heading to St. Albans, VT for the Providence & Worcester Railroad. This is the second GMTX unit going North for the P&W in as many days. Friday morning found GMTX 2177, a GP-38-2 bearing frame number 7354-25 (originally PC 7964) at Fulton. The 2177 was sent out Friday morning on a empty grain train bound for Champaign and points north. The 2192 is still at Fulton and will probably be shipped tomorrow. These units were shipped from VMV/NRE Paducah, and are still painted in the their former Union Pacific scheme with all UP marking painted over.

In 2002, SOO LINE retired 8 MP15AC's, which became WSOR (Wisconsin & Southern) 1501-06 in 2008.  The two others became NREX 1539 and 1560.  Another group of 32, also "lease retired" in 2002, are UPY 1397-1428.  WSOR is now handling most interchange traffic between CN and CP in southeast Wisconsin, replacing CN transfer train L510 that had operated six days a week from Fond Du Lac to Milwaukee

 

Ed Weisensel submitted these shots taken October 11th of WSOR train Y202 with WSOR MP15AC 1504 (ex-SOO 1561, nee MILW 495), and 1505 (ex-SOO 1549, nee MILW 483) WSOR GP38AC 3808 (nee-IC 9506 GP38AC) and WSOR SD40-2M 4078 (nee B&O SD40 7519) marshalling the afternoon's train, enroute to CP's Muskego Yard.

 

At Omaha, Nebraska on September 28, 2010  Union Pacific Railroad unveiled its Pink Ribbon ES44AC No. 7400, painted as a tribute to the company's support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the many lives employees, community members, friends and family affected by breast cancer. "Union Pacific is proud of our thousands of employees, spearheaded by LEAD, our professional woman's group, who have helped raise awareness and funds that go toward breast cancer awareness," said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and chief executive officer. The Pink Ribbon Locomotive wason display on the "walk" route segment of the 2010 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure in Omaha October 3rd.  To date, Union Pacific has created only 15 commemorative locomotives in its nearly 150-year history. The Pink Ribbon Locomotive is one of their newest, most fuel-efficient locomotives in Union Pacific's fleet and is decorated with a pink ribbon graphic on the flanks.  The Pink Ribbon Locomotive will be assigned to automotive and intermodal trains and will travel throughout Union Pacific's 23-state, 7,000-community network.

Penn Central Vignettes:

 A rare shot of the Penn Central lettered United Aircraft-built Turbo Train and a great photo the Amtrak Turbo meeting a trio of PC U25B's roaring through Rye, NY in 1976. (John Spring Collection)

Delaware & Hudson Vignettes:  Phil Mason took these images of the southbound Napierville Junction freight at Adirondack Junction and entering the NJ trackage near  Delson, QC in 1974 with RS11's 5004 and 5005.  Note the notched nose on the engine. D&H 5004 was a one-of a kind, born as a high-nose RS11, following a wreck in 1973 the Alco was rebuilt at Colonie Shop with the hood cut down hence the sand notches.  The train is seen enroute to Montreal St-Luc Yard

CRO November 2010