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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1976 - 6/19/2018
Album Info:Exactly what it sounds like. Roster views of various locomotives. Not all will be 3/4 angles, but they will be portraits of power.
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Adirondack RS 3
Title:  Adirondack RS 3
Description:  The Adirondack Railway was the reincarnation of the NYC line from Utica to Lake Placid, done for the 1980 Olympic games. By 1981, the operators had gone bust, and the line was again dormant, though there was some equipment stored at Thendara, this RS 3 among them.
Photo Date:  7/5/1981  Upload Date: 6/30/2014 1:10:25 AM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  ADIX 28(RS3)
Views:  673   Comments: 3
Rare unit
Title:  Rare unit
Description:  Former Florida Power & Light RSC 2 wound up on the Adirondack Ry at Thendara NY, where it sits in 1981, after the Adirondack quit operating. The unit eventually wound up on display outside the Utica station
Photo Date:  9/6/1981  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 11:31:29 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  FPLX 25(RSC2)
Views:  759   Comments: 2
S 4
Title:  S 4
Description:  M&E 14 sits with a caboose at the Morristown engine house.
Photo Date:  2/21/1984  Upload Date: 11/30/2013 4:24:43 AM
Location:  Morristown, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  ME 14(S4)
Views:  523   Comments: 2
FM H12-44
Title:  FM H12-44
Description:  A US Army FM unit sits outisde the Anniston Army Depot as seen from the southbound Crescent
Photo Date:  3/7/1984  Upload Date: 7/20/2011 1:27:55 AM
Location:  Anniston, AL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  USAX 1861(H-12-44)
Views:  769   Comments: 4
Plant switcher
Title:  Plant switcher
Description:  GE Pittsfield had this Alco as a plant switcher. I had to stand on top of my car to get the shot over a fence.
Photo Date:  8/10/1984  Upload Date: 6/27/2014 4:11:31 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  GE 6(S1)
Views:  400   Comments: 3
Kiowa
Title:  Kiowa
Description:  In addition to numbering their power, Farmrail also named it after Native tribes, such as 617 seen here, named for the Kiowa. Farmrail runs a segment of the Rock Island Choctas route in western Oklahoma.
Photo Date:  10/3/1984  Upload Date: 7/10/2014 2:09:14 AM
Location:  Elk City, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  FMRC 617(GP7) FMRC 620(GP7)
Views:  460   Comments: 1
Farmrail power on the former Rock Island
Title:  Farmrail power on the former Rock Island
Description:  Parts of the Rock Island were pieced out to various operators where there were viable portions of it. One such place was on the Choctaw Route in western Oklahoma around Elk Cty, where these two geeps are seen.
Photo Date:  10/4/1984  Upload Date: 8/21/2011 9:47:15 PM
Location:  Elk City, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  FMRC 620(GP7) FMRC 617(GP7)
Views:  795   Comments: 3
Industrial unit
Title:  Industrial unit
Description:  This Baldwin was inside the gate at Amherst Industries in Port Amherst WV. Other than the unit number, I have no other info on it. Photo was taken the day I was in West Virginia to chase C&O 614. I found it poking around after the coal train was put away.
Photo Date:  1/28/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2014 3:38:34 AM
Location:  Port Amherst, WV
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  294   Comments: 4
Ma & Pa
Title:  Ma & Pa
Description:  A Maryland and Pennsylvania switcher sits at York waiting for the next action.
Photo Date:  8/6/1985  Upload Date: 10/5/2014 4:36:19 AM
Location:  York, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MPA 81(NW2)
Views:  302   Comments: 2
Cab view
Title:  Cab view
Description:  The Port of Montreal had several switchers working at the facility. I caught one by chance as I was poking around looking for whatever I could find. Nice looking unit.
Photo Date:  8/26/1985  Upload Date: 10/8/2014 3:30:25 AM
Location:  Montreal, QC
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  POM 8406(MP15AC)
Views:  296   Comments: 3
Fitting design
Title:  Fitting design
Description:  The Port of Montreal units had this stylized ship design on the nose, a good way to decorate a large flat surface.
Photo Date:  8/26/1985  Upload Date: 10/8/2014 3:33:08 AM
Location:  Montreal, QC
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  POM 8406(MP15AC)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
Northern Missouri unit
Title:  Northern Missouri unit
Description:  On a trip to KC, I ran across northern Missouri. This was a lucky find in Chillicothe. Not sure if the railroad is still operating. It was a segment of the Wabash line to Omaha.
Photo Date:  2/17/1986  Upload Date: 11/9/2014 4:41:21 AM
Location:  Chillicothe, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  CBRM 2348(GP7)
Views:  517   Comments: 4
Slug set
Title:  Slug set
Description:  A visit to the Allentown area would not be complete without stopping by the PB&NE to see what their power was doing. They were unique in the area, having switcher-slug sets that worked the Bethlehem Steel plant there. This set poses in front of the yard tower. The mill is in the background.
Photo Date:  5/20/1986  Upload Date: 11/19/2014 2:59:33 PM
Location:  Bethlehem, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PBNE 34(SW7) PBNE 13(Yard Slug)
Views:  555   Comments: 3
Museum piece
Title:  Museum piece
Description:  This Whitcomb was sitting at Ware Mass on the Mass Central. They had some real oddballs up there. Some even ran.
Photo Date:  6/17/1986  Upload Date: 11/21/2014 2:56:57 AM
Location:  Ware, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MCER 401(44 Tonner)
Views:  301   Comments: 1
Excursion power
Title:  Excursion power
Description:  B&M once had a sizeable fleet of F units. This is one of the few survivors, now on the Conway Scenic in New Hampshire.
Photo Date:  7/5/2004  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:22:18 AM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BM 4268(F7A)
Views:  141   Comments: 2
Canadians
Title:  Canadians
Description:  These two units are former CN FP 9s, restored to a scheme almost as originally painted. They are now on the Conway Scenic.
Photo Date:  7/5/2004  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:58:31 AM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSRX 6505(FP9A)
Views:  184   Comments: 2
Rock remnant
Title:  Rock remnant
Description:  After the Rock Island went bust in 1980, much of it returned to nature, but a few parts took on a second life where there was enough traffic to support operation. One such place was on the Choctaw Route in western Oklahoma, where segments of the Rock and some other roads castoffs became part of an operation called FarmRail. A couple of their ex Illinois Central diesels sit near the old Rock station in Elk City.
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 6:11:16 AM
Location:  Elk City, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  FMRC 8255(GP10) FMRC 8126(GP10)
Views:  207   Comments: 2
Out to pasture
Title:  Out to pasture
Description:  The Delta Southern ran a former MP branch line from McGehee Ark to Tallulah LA, but ultimately wasnt able to make a go of it. A new operator, North Louisiana & Arkansas now handles what traffic there is. These ex ATSF CF 7s, their heritage showing through, were pushed out into the weeds awaiting and uncertain fate.
Photo Date:  7/1/2012  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:28:51 AM
Location:  Talla Bena, LA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DSRR 100(CF7) DSRR 101(CF7)
Views:  174   Comments: 2
Little engine
Title:  Little engine
Description:  Found this 80 tonner on a siding in Minnesota
Photo Date:  10/2/2012  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:38:50 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 2
Orange box
Title:  Orange box
Description:  Iowa Traction 50, another 80 year old steeple cab, in the company of its sister.
Photo Date:  10/4/2012  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:48:07 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IATR 50(Steeple Cab)
Views:  133   Comments: 2
Heres the steeple
Title:  Heres the steeple
Description:  Iowa Traction also has a couple of steeple cabs, this one also at Mason City.
Photo Date:  10/4/2012  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:55:10 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IATR 60(Steeple Cab)
Views:  123   Comments: 1
Yard power
Title:  Yard power
Description:  For a few years, UP seemed to be perennially power short, and often leased smaller units for local and yard work. Heres one of them, a GMTX unit at the intermodal yard in Marion Ark, on the ex MP, just across the river from Memphis.
Photo Date:  4/7/2013  Upload Date: 8/3/2019 3:00:33 AM
Location:  Marion, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  GMTX 2172(GP38-2)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
No big deal
Title:  No big deal
Description:  Seeing CN painted power lettered GTW is not a big deal. GTW was the CN subsidiary that extended from the CN proper to Chicago from Detroit and Port Huron. GTW power in Mississippi, well thats another thing. Ever since CN took over IC, the power has moved around quite a bit. Ive seen IC units in upstate NY, and now units that never went farther south than Cincinnati in the deep south. The trailing unit, on the other hand, is right at home. Its a former IC GP 38-2, used to these climes. This is a local waiting out the weekend at Yazoo City.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:27:35 AM
Location:  Yazoo City, MS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GTW 4923(GP38-2) IC 9563(GP38-2)
Views:  127   Comments: 1
Gorilla my dreams
Title:  Gorilla my dreams
Description:  Watco honors on line schools by painting one of their units in the colors of a local college. Here in Kansas, its Pittsburg State, which has a gorilla for a mascot. We see the school colors on this unit interchanging with KCS.
Photo Date:  5/11/2013  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 5:27:02 AM
Location:  Pittsburg, KS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 3834(GP38-3)
Views:  113   Comments: 2
Museum piece
Title:  Museum piece
Description:  This Erie RS 3, most recently in service on short line NY & Greenwood Lake, is on display near the station in Port Jervis
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:42:37 AM
Location:  Port Jervis, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYGL 935(RS3)
Views:  185   Comments: 3
No sports here
Title:  No sports here
Description:  The branch lines in Orange county have had somewhat spotty histories in the post Conrail era, and some are no longer active. One that still sees some traffic is the ex CR Maybrook Industrial track, a line once used by the Erie and EL to reach the New Havens yard at Maybrook. That connection dried up, or more correctly, burned, with the fire on the bridge at Poughkeepsie in May 1974. Its present incarnation is run by the East Penn Railway, which has reporting marks ESPN. The unit they use on this and a couple other lines in the area is stored at Campbell Hall when not out on the road, which is where we see it here.
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:51:34 AM
Location:  Campbell Hall, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ESPN 7811(B30-7)
Views:  171   Comments: 2
Yellowjacket
Title:  Yellowjacket
Description:  The NYSW yellowjacket scheme is looks really good when clean, on just about any unit they choose to put it on. This is one of the SD 60s most recently acquired, seen at Kirkwood NY at the Frito Lay plant.
Photo Date:  5/26/2013  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:30:57 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYSW 3810(SD60)
Views:  88   Comments: 3
Strange places
Title:  Strange places
Description:  This Hudson Bay RR unit was parked at the ATSF station in Waynoka OK. I cant imagine why, since it would be much more at home in Manitoba. Good thing they stopped where they did. Look how much track is left ahead of the unit.
Photo Date:  6/16/2013  Upload Date: 6/24/2018 4:31:20 AM
Location:  Waynoka, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HBRY 2511(GP10)
Views:  132   Comments: 1
South Western
Title:  South Western
Description:  The South West RR operated the ex Santa Fe line from Clovis down to Carlsbad with some second hand SD 40-2s. We see one of them at Artesia.
Photo Date:  4/6/2014  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 4:51:26 AM
Location:  Artesia, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SW 3588(SD40-2)
Views:  130   Comments: 3
Second life for a leaser
Title:  Second life for a leaser
Description:  In the late 1980s, power by the hour was the big new thing, with GE and EMD both maintaining fleets of that nature, both going to work on BN. The GE fleet had LMX reporting marks, with the units numbered in the 8500 series. After they came off lease, the fleet scattered, and the engines were found all over, among other places, on the KCS, and here on a New Mexico short line. This one is at Hobbs.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:04:07 AM
Location:  Hobbs, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SLRG 8539(B39-8E)
Views:  115   Comments: 1
Another cast off
Title:  Another cast off
Description:  Less well known was EMDs small fleet of SD 90MACs, a model that never really caught on, due to issues with their prime movers. They were never able to make the advertized 6000 HP, and the few that went to Class Is were rated at 4300 HP, essentially an SD 70ACe. This one is also at Hobbs on the Texas-New Mexico.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:11:41 AM
Location:  Hobbs, NM
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TNMR 100(SD9043MAC)
Views:  126   Comments: 3
Fort Smith RR
Title:  Fort Smith RR
Description:  The Fort Smith RR is a short line working in its namesake city. The power is lettered PERX, and carries a variety of road names. This one is actually lettered for the road it's working on.
Photo Date:  12/28/2014  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:35:15 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PREX 2038(GP20u)
Views:  136   Comments: 2
Looks like a Baldwin, stacks like an SW
Title:  Looks like a Baldwin, stacks like an SW
Description:  Also on the NWP, I saw this unit, which has the shape of a Baldwin, but the double exhausts of a higher horsepowered SW.
Photo Date:  3/31/2015  Upload Date: 8/29/2018 5:51:53 AM
Location:  Schellville, CA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  TCRY 007(VO-1000M)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
NWP
Title:  NWP
Description:  We had gone to California to see the coast, LA, Yosemite, Sequoia, Death Valley, etc. Among the places we went was to see a friend of my wifes, who lives in the Bay Area. We went up to wine country, a trip that took us past the new Northwestern Pacific, which has this little yard in Schellville, where I caught this genset.
Photo Date:  4/1/2015  Upload Date: 8/29/2018 5:47:07 AM
Location:  Schellville, CA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NWP 2009(RP20BD)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Close up
Title:  Close up
Description:  Not exactly a proper roster shot, this is the nose of the unit on the San Joaquin Valley job at Visalia. It was perfectly posed for the setting sun as it sat on the main, ready for the next days action.
Photo Date:  4/1/2015  Upload Date: 8/29/2018 5:55:45 AM
Location:  Visalia, CA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SJVR 2120(BL20-2)
Views:  117   Comments: 2
Oddball
Title:  Oddball
Description:  This GP 7 was parked outside the former MP shop in Coffeyville Kan, now used by Watco. Most of Watcos power is second generation, so this was something of a surprise. Note the bleed through on the paint, giving away the unit as former Meridian & Bigbee.
Photo Date:  6/14/2015  Upload Date: 8/16/2018 5:14:31 AM
Location:  Coffeyville, KS
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 7008(GP7)
Views:  127   Comments: 2
Museum pieces
Title:  Museum pieces
Description:  A pair of Reading FP 7s, once the mainstays of the Jersey City-Philly Crusasers, have been lovingly restored to their original paint, and now reside at Steamtown NHS, which is where we see them.
Photo Date:  8/21/2015  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:07:18 AM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 902(FP7A) RDG 901(FP7A)
Views:  184   Comments: 2
Tourist power
Title:  Tourist power
Description:  Branson Scenic, which operates on part of the former MP line from KC to Diaz Ark, has painted this F unit in an attractive scheme.
Photo Date:  8/20/2016  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:24:38 AM
Location:  Branson, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  BSRX 98(F9PHA)
Views:  131   Comments: 2
Elevator jockey
Title:  Elevator jockey
Description:  This ex BRC unit was at an elevator in Kearny Neb. Grain elevators have meant new, and often long, life for retired road power.
Photo Date:  10/17/2016  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 5:51:08 AM
Location:  Kearney, NE
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BRC 471(GP9)
Views:  178   Comments: 1
Rare bird
Title:  Rare bird
Description:  Its good to see an Alco still working almost 50 years after the doors closed forever at Schenectady, and especially good to see a 539 engine unit. This is at the Port of Panama City, a real survivor still at work.
Photo Date:  8/8/2017  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 5:48:46 AM
Location:  Panama City, FL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  117   Comments: 2
Patched
Title:  Patched
Description:  An ex ATSF SD 75, now owned by Progressive Leasing, has been patched painted, but still the warbonnet looks good. Its trailing on a northbound train at Stilwell on the KCS.
Photo Date:  6/16/2018  Upload Date: 6/19/2018 5:49:48 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PRLX 212(SD75M)
Views:  243   Comments: 2
Industrial goat
Title:  Industrial goat
Description:  This critter was parked on a short stretch of panel track at the Mid America Industrial Park in Pryor OK. The park is home to, among other things, a Grand River Dam Authority power plant that gets unit coal trains off the UP, whose ex MKT line runs adjacent.
Photo Date:  6/19/2018  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 5:25:26 AM
Location:  Pryor, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  89   Comments: 1
Moving roster
Title:  Moving roster
Description:  Its basically a roster shot, even if it is on a moving train. This ex CSX unit was in the middle of the consist on an eastbound NS train. Its now lettered GECX, for GE Leasing. No mistaking the heritage, even if it is hard to tell the unit number.
Photo Date:  9/15/2018  Upload Date: 10/18/2018 6:13:07 AM
Location:  Bremen, GA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  GECX 9144(C40-8W)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Sitting pretty
Title:  Sitting pretty
Description:  We came across the river into Prairie du Chien, and could see this guy sitting on a siding downtown. It was an easy shot to get, even if we had to wait out the sun.
Photo Date:  10/3/2018  Upload Date: 12/12/2018 5:53:11 AM
Location:  Prairie du Chien, WI
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WSOR 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  254   Comments: 5
Repaint
Title:  Repaint
Description:  The AC44s were a lot slower to get the Belle treatment than the SD 70s, but they are finally catching up. A KCSM unit rolls north on an H train near Anderson.
Photo Date:  2/12/2019  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 5:14:01 AM
Location:  Anderson, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4556(AC44CW)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
Foreign power
Title:  Foreign power
Description:  This Ferromex unit was at the Muskogee yard with a UP GE, waiting on a road trip. Too bad the UP 6909 isn't a Centennial!!
Photo Date:  2/14/2019  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 5:09:22 AM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  FXE 4629(ES44AC) UP 6909(AC4460CW)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
High number
Title:  High number
Description:  UP has so many engines they are numbered up almost to 9999. This one is close, at the ex MKT yard.
Photo Date:  2/14/2019  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 4:57:05 AM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  UP 9990(GP40-2)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Broadside
Title:  Broadside
Description:  Same GP 15, more of a side angle.
Photo Date:  2/14/2019  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 4:49:08 AM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  UPY 600(GP15-1)
Views:  72   Comments: 1
Yard unit
Title:  Yard unit
Description:  This GP 15-1 is lettered as a yard unit-note the UPY initials-waiting on a new assignment at Muskogee
Photo Date:  2/14/2019  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 4:47:58 AM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  UPY 600(GP15-1)
Views:  88   Comments: 1
In train roster
Title:  In train roster
Description:  A mid consists view of new ET44 AH 5001 as it passes through Stilwell on a southbound H train.
Photo Date:  7/13/2019  Upload Date: 8/3/2019 2:58:40 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 5001(ET44AC)
Views:  159   Comments: 1


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