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11/21/2017
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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MRL 4405
Title:  MRL 4405
Description:  East of the pass, the MRL helpers are shoving this loaded coal train that departed from Livingston.
Photo Date:  10/12/2016  Upload Date: 12/5/2016 1:24:11 PM
Location:  Bozeman Pass, MT
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 4405(SD70ACe)
Views:  50   Comments: 2
MRL 4405
Title:  MRL 4405
Description:  Reaching the summit of Bozeman Pass at Muir, the helpers on the rear of this westbound BNSF grain train will return to Livingston on the eastern side of the pass. Sometimes if there is an eastbound coming the helpers will stay on the westbound into Bozeman on the other side of the pass to help the eastbound over.
Photo Date:  10/11/2016  Upload Date: 12/5/2016 1:23:48 PM
Location:  Bozeman Pass, MT
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 4405(SD70ACe)
Views:  128   Comments: 2
MRL 405
Title:  MRL 405
Description:  Two to three inches of snow fell the night before and still coming down as the local switches cars in Belgrade in this wintry scene.
Photo Date:  10/11/2016  Upload Date: 12/5/2016 12:38:32 PM
Location:  Belgrade, MT
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MRL 405(GP35)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
BNSF 5915
Title:  BNSF 5915
Description:  The first train of the day was this coal train grinding it way out of Livingston and over Bozeman Pass the second day of the snows.
Photo Date:  10/12/2016  Upload Date: 12/4/2016 2:20:09 PM
Location:  Bozeman Pass, MT
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5915(ES44AC)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
Fall and Winter Together
Title:  Fall and Winter Together
Description:  A dusting of snow from the previous night sits on the mountains just east of Bozeman. This train is headed west.
Photo Date:  10/11/2016  Upload Date: 12/3/2016 10:39:39 PM
Location:  Bozeman, MT
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4820(C44-9W)
Views:  94   Comments: 7
Railway Switching Services
Title:  Railway Switching Services
Description:  Another leasing company is Rail Serve. This former IC GP is spotting some tank cars at the Vista Chemicals tank car loading rack in West Lake, LA, across the river from Lake Charles in western Louisiana.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 5/4/2009 3:39:09 AM
Location:  Westlake, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  262   Comments: 1
4-axle Power at Kota Station
Title:  4-axle Power at Kota Station
Description:  BB30406 a 4-axle diesel (BB) arrives at Kota Station. They operate trains like they do in Europe where the train pulls into the station and another engine is added to the rear of the train while the arriving engine uncouples.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 9/27/2011 3:54:33 AM
Location:  Jakarta, ID
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  128   Comments: 0
CC2018903 at Kota Station
Title:  CC2018903 at Kota Station
Description:  Looking at the number this has to be a special engine, not following the normal numbering scheme.
Photo Date:  8/31/2011  Upload Date: 9/27/2011 3:47:50 AM
Location:  Jakarta, ID
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 0
MP 2322 Leads Operation Lifesaver Special
Title:  MP 2322 Leads Operation Lifesaver Special
Description:  One of the great things about train spotting in the New Orleans area was the large assortment of railroads. This five railroad assortment also carried the governor of Louisiana with the MP, ICG, KCS, SP and UP all represented on this trip. The train is headed west and coming off the Huey P. Long brdge. My friends with the MP who invited me to ride could not understand why I chose not to ride. This scene will never happen again.
Photo Date:  10/1/1984  Upload Date: 11/24/2010 7:59:10 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MP 2322(GP38-2)
Views:  860   Comments: 12
ICG & GM&O Line Up
Title:  ICG & GM&O Line Up
Description:  One of favorite shots happen by chance and this was not staged. By chance I came across this almost PR shot of the fallen flags in the last days of the GM&O. Date was May 10, 1984.
Photo Date:  5/10/1984  Upload Date: 11/21/2010 1:17:22 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 3028(GP40)
Views:  350   Comments: 4
Train Orders
Title:  Train Orders
Description:  An Illinois Central Gulf clerk hoops up train orders to the Fireman on Amtrak train No. 58, the northbound City of New Orleans, at the ICG Mays Yard. A few seconds later the clerk will hoop up a second set of orders to the Conductor at the rear of the train.
Photo Date:  10/19/1982  Upload Date: 4/21/2009 2:12:07 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  265   Comments: 2
SP 9097 and AMTK 705
Title:  SP 9097 and AMTK 705
Description:  Amtrak P30CH 705 leads train No. 1, the westbound Sunset Limited, out of the SP Avondale Yard as SP 9097 waits.
Photo Date:  12/9/1981  Upload Date: 4/14/2009 12:51:33 AM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 9097(SD45) AMTK 705(P30CH)
Views:  577   Comments: 3
SOU 7018, WP 3531, UP 2525, and MP 3214
Title:  SOU 7018, WP 3531, UP 2525, and MP 3214
Description:  A variety of power rests at the Avondale diesel shop. The MP diesel shop in the background was partially destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and eventually torn down. That was the best excuse yet to move locomotive maintenance to Livonia, LA, no more diesel shop.
Photo Date:  9/3/1984  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 11:54:20 AM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOU 7018(GP50) WP 3531(GP40) UP 2525(C30-7) MP 3214(SD40-2)
Views:  719   Comments: 4
MP 1744 and WP 3525
Title:  MP 1744 and WP 3525
Description:  MP and WP power rest side by side at Avondale Yard.
Photo Date:  9/3/1984  Upload Date: 4/5/2009 8:33:58 AM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MP 1744(GP15AC) WP 3525(GP40)
Views:  608   Comments: 1
WP 3536
Title:  WP 3536
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/1981  Upload Date: 4/5/2009 8:27:55 AM
Location:  Feather River Canyon, CA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  WP 3536(GP40)
Views:  452   Comments: 1
WP 3519
Title:  WP 3519
Description:  One of my all time favorite shots. If you look in a book about the California Zepher that is a shot taken in this same exact spot. I saw the book later on and compared the bushes and trees which were barely unchanged in the 30-40 year time difference in the photographs. Cabooses were on the headend of the train because of a large derailment at the Keddy Wye.
Photo Date:  6/23/1981  Upload Date: 4/5/2009 8:25:05 AM
Location:  Pulga, CA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  WP 3519(GP40)
Views:  776   Comments: 8
UP 3478
Title:  UP 3478
Description:  UP 3478 leads a train across the North Fork Trestle.
Photo Date:  6/24/1981  Upload Date: 4/5/2009 8:12:14 AM
Location:  Feather River Canyon, CA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3478(SD40-2)
Views:  374   Comments: 1
SP 7359
Title:  SP 7359
Description:  Eastbound out of the SP Lafayette, LA yard, headed for Avondale, LA.
Photo Date:  11/29/1992  Upload Date: 3/25/2009 3:00:25 AM
Location:  Lafayette, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7359(SD40R)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
AMTK 710
Title:  AMTK 710
Description:  Amtrak train No. 1, the Westbound Sunset Limited, descends the Huey P. Long Bridge into Avondale.
Photo Date:  2/25/1984  Upload Date: 3/24/2009 12:51:21 PM
Location:  Bridge City, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 710(P30CH)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
UP 3763
Title:  UP 3763
Description:  The day after a big derailment in the canyon brought out some unusual consists and lash-ups.
Photo Date:  6/24/1981  Upload Date: 3/24/2009 12:28:17 PM
Location:  Tobin, CA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3763(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
SP 7851
Title:  SP 7851
Description:  SP 7851 is headed west out of Echo Siding in Orange, TX.
Photo Date:  3/22/1997  Upload Date: 3/24/2009 12:23:50 PM
Location:  Orange, TX
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7851(B30-7)
Views:  351   Comments: 2
AMTK 718 and 723
Title:  AMTK 718 and 723
Description:  Amtrak train No. 1, the Westbound Sunset Limited, descends the Huey P. Long Bridge into Avondale with P30CHs 718 and 723.
Photo Date:  10/17/1988  Upload Date: 3/24/2009 12:16:34 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 718(P30CH) AMTK 723(P30CH)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
AMTK 712 and 702
Title:  AMTK 712 and 702
Description:  Amtrak train No. 1, the Westbound Sunset Limited, accelerates around the SP Avondale Yard with P30CHs 712 and 702 highballing on the mainline.
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/24/2009 12:11:35 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Jerry Sires
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 712(P30CH) AMTK 702(P30CH)
Views:  490   Comments: 0


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