NS GP40-2 3046

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wheeling GP35-3 106

I don't know what it is about these Wheeling GP35 units I like to shoot so much. There is nothing really fancy about them except the Q-Tron system. The control stands are old school EMD, no AAR standard here. Not too long ago, I had to move a trio of them onto a train we interchanged to the WE to keep the air pumped up. No need to have another conductor do a Class 1 test. I notched up that trio of 35s and we started to move. Running these old high hood units is fun. There is something about these old 35s that I can't explain.

Today, I caught 106 on the 663 local shoving cars up the Solon Branch at MP16.5

Wheeling and Lake Erie GP35-3 106   1-22-12

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wheeling and Lake Erie Hiring Conductors

From time to time, someone will come up my locomotive window and ask they can get hired on the railroad.  If time permits, I explain to them what it is like to work for a railroad and what they should expect.  Then they will receive the run down one the different railroads in the area. Well I just found out that the Wheeling is hiring conductors for the first time in years. For those that want to roam around on the WLE, you can find more at http://www.wlerwy.com/employment.htm.