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In 2022, Tom Hanks' "Otto Train" visited Toledo Union Depot to film scenes for an upcoming movie. (Micheal D.Harding photo)

There is something different here for June, especially for steadfast TV movie watchers. The segment is called "Cinematic Diesels," and it highlights sixteen Hollywood film productions that employ diesel locomotives in substantive roles. Btw, their inclusion on this list should not be construed as an endorsement. However, Alco fans will enjoy the many in-cab and trackside film sequences of Schenectady-built cab units in the "Human Desire" film.

A major rebuild and expansion of the website's INDUSTRIAL section continues this month. The changes are intended to ease navigation and substantially expand overall coverage of private and non-common carriers. The latest set of rosters to be added is a group of sixteen Paper & Timber companies. With a few exceptions, most of them are brand new. In addition, a group of 16 Food & Agriculture company rosters have been uploaded.

By now, you have probably heard that CSX has added two new locomotives to its Tribute Fleet; the most recent additions include Pere Marquette (CSX 1899) and Seaboard Coast Line (CSX 1967). If you have not seen thes beauties as yet, please visit the CSX Gallery.

Future Profiles:
  • Industrial Mining rosters
  • Early Dynamometer Cars

Ready Track: New Listings / Major Updates

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A Phoenix Emerging From The Woods?

A very unique looking (and equally unofficial) paint job is being sported by CSX GP38-2 #2625 approaching Rockmart, Georgia. (Allan Williams, Jr.)

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