Workin' on the Railroad

SP 9811 May 3, 2007

  1. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

    1,249
    1,512
    47
    Lets see your shots of railroad workers. Hoggers, conductors, etc.

    [​IMG]
    A conductor stands on the porch of a SD40T-2, making up the Lone Pine local, as a eastman races by. Mojave Yard.
    [​IMG]
    A conductor holds on to a GP40M-2 as it and a GP60 switch the Pine. Mojave.
    [​IMG]
    Crew of the DOBKU, mty Oil Can, get there picture taken. Oban.
    Thom
     
  2. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

    1,249
    1,512
    47
    [​IMG]
    Cutting in the air at Tehachapi summit.
    SD40T-2
    [​IMG]
    The conductor rides the steps, as two GP9's back down to their train.
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,113
    15,685
    253
    Track gangs resume work after the UP Idaho inspection car rolls past behind steam power:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

    9,566
    1,954
    137
    Just turned 80 year old Harold Borovec "oiling around" the Cowlitz, Chehalis and Cascade no. 15 last May. I just ordered the book "It's Work" published by the Center for Railroad Photography which features this very theme. I'll report on it when it arrives. :teeth:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. inch53

    inch53 TrainBoard Member

    317
    17
    16
    Brakeman ready for coupling to switch a string of grain cars into the elevator
    [​IMG]

    Martinsville, ILL
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,868
    27,863
    243
    UP crewman releasing the breaks on all the locomotives in the consist before pulling out of East Yard in San Antonio.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

    1,249
    1,512
    47
    [​IMG]
    163 east gets a crew change
     
  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,868
    27,863
    243
    Flagging the crossing on Highway 36 north of Rosenberg.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

    1,249
    1,512
    47
    [​IMG]
    With his train in the hole at Ansel, the conductor waits to do a roll by on westman.
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,113
    15,685
    253
    As an EB coal load approaches West Plain, a trainman from a WB empty gives a rollby inspection:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

    1,249
    1,512
    47
    [​IMG]
    Woodford roll by
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,113
    15,685
    253
    Maintenance-in-the-way at Tunnel 20:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    10,472
    401
    126
    [​IMG]
    NS brakeman waits for Albany switcher to roll by before throwing switch, while another brakemen rides the steps. Albany, GA
     
  14. SRT-FAN

    SRT-FAN TrainBoard Member

    394
    0
    14
    The steam crew tend to the 953's ailing valve gear.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. sd70mac

    sd70mac TrainBoard Member

    343
    0
    17
    Putting Water in Cumbres & Toltec's #484 in Antonito, CO.

    [​IMG]

    Backing the 487 to the train before the trip back to Antonito, CO from Chama, NM on the Cumbres & Toltec

    [​IMG]

    This is one of my favorites. The brakeman protecting the rear of our train on the Durango & Silverton as the train takes on water.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. eugeneinthemiddle

    eugeneinthemiddle New Member

    1
    0
    10
    [​IMG]

    More engines are needed to pull a coal train eastbound towards Altoona, PA. This was shot from Front Street in Cresson, PA.


    [​IMG]

    It was interesting how quickly that added the additional power.


    [​IMG]

    Seconds before helpers are added.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2007
  17. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

    9,566
    1,954
    137
    eugeneinthemiddle, welcome to Trainboard! Look around and find some more forums you would participate in, check out Photography and Trains for one.
    :teeth:
     
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,113
    15,685
    253
    Fantastic!

    Here's one from the C&TS' northern narrow-gauge neighbor, the Durango & Silverton; this is Tank Creek water stop, and the brakeman protects the rear of our train:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. sd70mac

    sd70mac TrainBoard Member

    343
    0
    17
    That looks like the very same spot, but at first glance it looks like they're very different places. Very cool.
     
  20. JCater

    JCater TrainBoard Member

    3,199
    6
    49
    Great shots. Man I have got to get my pics and slides transferred to a disk as I have some great ones of the C & T yard and D & S in the late 90s to share. Good work one and all!!
    John
     

Share This Page