Christopher Bodkin caught Amtrak P42DC 66 sitting in the Rock Track at Carbondale, IL after coming in on train #391 on April 5th. It will leave in a few hours on #392 as a pusher unit. The pusher on #391, P42DC #69 will lead.
At DeSoto, IL, April 12th Amtrak #391 flies by with NPCU 90413 leading and P42DC 57 as power pushing on the rear. NCPU 90413 started life as GO Transit 513 in May 1978, eventually becoming Amtrak #413.
NS “Central of New Jersey” heritage SD70ACe 1071 is seen with Alton & Southern's YAS 103 crew aboard leading BNSF train UMIJMNU4-06A (empty oil tank cars) enroute from St. James, LA to the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. The photo was taken on ALS mainline at Washington Park, IL April 7th, 2013.
Mark Mautner submitted (Helm Leasing) HLCX GP38-2 3868 one of sixty currently being overhauled and repainted at MEI is seen sandblasted and ready for paint at Metro East Industries in East St Louis, IL 4/19/2013 taken on MEI property with permission.
The NS Company Photographer of NS 7079 at Chattanooga on April 5th.
The NS Company Photographer submitted the following NS shots:
NS ES44AC 8105 leading train 348 at Chattanooga, TN on April 9th.
NS SD50 5420 at Chattanooga, TN on April 9th.
NS MP15DC 2359 at Chattanooga, TN April 12th.
NS D9-40C 8770 at Chattanooga, TN April 10th by the “new” paint shop parking lot.
CR GP9 6999 at Altoona, PA taken in August 1979. (Photo by R.E. Allison / from NS Locos collection).
Dennis Weber submitted these two shots: Iowa Interstate Train CBBI, (Council Bluffs, IA - Blue Island, IL with IAIS 501-505-651-721-157. At Moscow, IA. On the Cedar River Bridge April 5th.
BNSF U-MIJMNU has NS 1071, NS 1000, BNSF 5944, and NS-1025 at Lytles, WI on April 8th
"Judge Tosses Law Requiring Subway Passengers To Give Police Their ID"
A Federal judge has ruled in favor of railfan photographers, tossing out a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority [MTA] regulation that allowed police to request identification from photographers or anyone else stopped on transit system property, the "CBS New York" site reports. http://tinyurl.com/bmprom4
CORRECTION: In last month’s “South of the Border” we made an error: DRGW 3043 is now MRL 404 HLCX 1074 ex UP 2575 nee DRGW 3053.
At DeSoto, IL, April 12th Amtrak #391 flies by with NPCU 90413 leading and P42DC 57 as power on the rear. NCPU 90413 started life as GO Transit 513 in May 1978, eventually becoming Amtrak #413.
©CRO May 2013