This old red, white, and blue Metro locomotive has been staying just one step ahead of the scrapyard torch parked here in rural new York, sitting beside a flat roofed old house of even older vintage. There are two of these FL-9’s here hooked together elephant style, nose to tail, and both are missing their number boards which are probably in some collector’s house. It doesn’t come any colder or more dead than these two, and here these engines rest capped in snow like some kind of junkyard Everest.
No one else was around at eight o’clock this winter morning, which wasn’t surprising considering the twenty below zero temperature! At least the wind wasn’t blowing which made it tolerable for a little while until I couldn’t feel my feet. There were fourteen inches of recent snow and foot prints can be seen going toward the locomotive...but none were seen coming back out, nor were the same tracks used to walk back out. It remains a complete mystery, so I christened the place Spook Junction. This place is featured in a panoramic by that name, and other images of some frozen GG-1 electric locomotives parked nearby are also in the portfolio.