Flares At Live Oak – 26 October 2005

by admin on 2015/10/26

Continuing the marathon of railroad photography of mid-and-late-October 2005, we stop at Live Oak on our way home on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 October 2005 to get some images of a westbound – or northbound – train led by an interesting locomotive.

Not only does the leader have a spartan-cab, but it has the flared radiators of SD54s, though I am not sure what model it is.

What model is it?

Well, let’s have a look in the other direction, and convert to grayscale too.

This was, at the time, the best that I could do; I was still marooned where I was marooned, and now my plan to get to be a Mid-City resident by early 2006 was dashed.  I’d eventually get there, and three years to the day after these pictures, I shot action on the Norfolk Southern Bernadotte Line in Mid-City.

That’s it for pictures today.  We’ll have a much-needed day off from railroad photograph tomorrow followed by a three-day out-of-state weekend of foaming and photography.  Stay tuned!


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gene Poon October 26, 2015 at 11:49

UP 2732 was an SD40M. Rebuilt to 16-cylinders to SP 8656 from a CNW SD45 which had been originally built for BN; transferred to UP in the 1995 merger, renumbered UP 4682, then 2732. Now retired.


2 Nathan Kaufman October 27, 2015 at 03:40

I miss these locos. I’m a sucker for flares. No idea why.


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