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Date: 01/14/20 03:39
Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

Some things just can't be avoided; death, taxes, and GP9s and 7s. In scanning thousands of unprinted negatives, the box like workhorses of so many fleets keep begging for more attention. I was sure the GG1 was my most photographed power, but am now convinced it was the GP9. The sheer volume of B&O units alone may eclipse shots of any other power I ever photographed. SO...for your enligntment, and entertainment, brace for another dose of the workhorse of the B&O fleet.

top...westbound leaving Grafton, 1974

middle...New Castle Pa. 1974

bottom...back to the roots again on the Baltimore Belt line. Eastbound at Sisson St. 1975

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 01/14/20 03:46
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

top...  Big Pool Md.Westbound holding on the former WM for an eastbound coming off of the B&O main across the Potomac at Cherry Run WVa.1976. Everything west of here on former WM was out of service at this point.

middle...on another day in 1975, an eastbound is coming off of the B&O and is now approaching former WM rails at Big Pool.

bottom...eastbound local on former WM main near Porters on the line between Hanover Pa. and Baltimore, 1977

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 12:03 by Roadjob.








Date: 01/14/20 03:49
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

top...meet in downtown Cumberland, 1973

middle...view looking west at eastbound leaving Brunswick Md. That whole yard in the background is long gone, 1972

bottom...eastbound coming into Grafton, 1973
 

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 03:50 by Roadjob.








Date: 01/14/20 03:52
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

top...Cumberland 1971

middle...One of a kind...only GP 18 on the B&O roster. Cumberland 1975

bottom...Shoving eastbound  grain train over Sand Patch summit, 1978

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 04:01 by Roadjob.








Date: 01/14/20 03:55
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

top...Lima Ohio, 1975

middle and bottom...A Geep bonanza front and back. Eastbound at Point of Rocks heading for the old main line.1976

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 01/14/20 03:58
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Roadjob

top...Meet at Bay View yard Baltimore, 1967

bottom..as clean as they get, Coming into Glenwood yard in Pittsburgh, across the, dare I say it, Monongahela River.1974

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 04:07 by Roadjob.






Date: 01/14/20 05:46
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: texchief1

Nice shots   didn't know B&O rand those long hood forward.

Randy Lundgren

Elgin, TX



Date: 01/14/20 06:22
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: refarkas

Thanks for posting these. Your photos catch a certain beauty in simplicity of lines that GP7's and GP9's have that I believe more modern locomotives lack. 
Bob



Date: 01/14/20 06:45
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: gcm

GP7 and GP9 always one of my favorite types.
Another batch of excellent shots.
Really like the Lima,Oh image - passing the Lima Locomotive Works.
Gary



Date: 01/14/20 07:23
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: Cole42

Wow. I just can't pick a favorite, love GP9's and 7's, keep on posting all you want!



Date: 01/14/20 07:57
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: ClubCar

Cole42 Wrote:
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> Wow. I just can't pick a favorite, love GP9's and
> 7's, keep on posting all you want!

And I agree with you Cole42 in that all these photos are great.  Thanks again Bill for posting them.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 01/14/20 12:12
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: perklocal

Outstanding !  That "Geep Bonanza" at Point of Rocks is over the top. I also like the Eastbound coming into Grafton. I believe you took that from the foot bridge that crossed the yard and actually ran along the top of the Round House. That was a great place to hang out in Grafton. Thank You Bill !



Date: 01/14/20 13:26
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: ChrisCampi

The railroad's Swiss Army knife for three decades.



Date: 01/14/20 17:39
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: gbmott

Nice, Bill, thanks for posting.

Gordon



Date: 01/14/20 18:40
Re: Another dose of the power that did it all
Author: krm152

Thanks for posting the GP9 photos.  Liked each and every one.
ALLEN



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