When N&W purchased the
Illinois Terminal Railroad they inherited several rare
SD39's painted in a lime green color.
* the old N&W office building
* outside the locomotive shops is SD39 #2962
* nearby is also GP9 #769 and EMD Switchers #2114 & 2111
* among three units seen in the middle of the Yard are :
UP C30-7 #2487 and ex-IT SD39 #2966
* looking past an old cabose used as an office, we see cars in storage
* looking West near the middle of the Yard
Jan. 4, 1992 W&LE shortline
The W&LE shortline had just began operations shortly before our arrival at the Yard.
This shortline used the old name of one of the N&W predecessors. Almost all of their
locomotives were ex-Southern Railway GP35 that ride on Alco trucks. Southern used
a single alphabet character next to a locomotive's cab number to identify its lentage.
* Looking North across the Turntable, toward the Shops
* The Locomotive Shop building. One of the 2100 series T1 Steam Locos was
reported to be inside but they would not let us go inside the building.
* GP35 #2645A was one of many ex-Southern Railway units
* Proof that "One man's junk is another man's treasure" ex-SOU SD45 #3161T
* GP35 #2702x , like many of these units, still wears Southern colors
* setting in a string of 3 units are: GP35 #2706 , GP35 #2653x , GP35 #2651
* GP35 #2675 sets alone, outside the Shop
* not all W&LE units were ex-Southern however; here is ex-N&W SD45 #1769
* other ex-Southern GP35 are #2679 and #2662L
* GP35 #2655 appears to have been setup for remote control judging from the
indicator lights on the it's cab roof.
* Looking Southeast at the Locomotive Servicing Facility
* here is another ex-N&W SD45 #1770
* setting off by themselves is Slug #9950 and its "Mother" GP35 #2661
* Looking East at the West end of the yard, along two more locomotives
#2705 and #2680
* today the Yard is being switched by two GP35 #2656 and #2699 seen passing
the two before mentioned locomotives