It’s early afternoon in the small town best known for onions when the usual hum of commerce is broken by the unmistakeable chug chugs of a beautiful pure unmuffled GE consist under load. The Maco... (more)
A caboose hop is westbound to Bristol for a work train in the morning. They are in the siding for an eastbound merchandise. It’s a shame the caboose class leader 555000 is so decrepid.
First shot of the year has been a long time coming. A mundane double stacker charging westbound toward a crew change in Bristol. But maybe the drought is broken, so I’ll take it.
This last time I saw this unit there was a question as to whether it would ever run again. It's not looking very pretty but everything works and that beautiful "turbo free" EMD 16-645 i... (more)
The local is trundling through town with one car, caboose and three units. This specimen was in the lead.
Perhaps in its previous incarnation this unit did roar up the former C&O main all the way to Cincinnati but today it wii go another quarter mile or so and then quietly back into the company dumper... (more)
Ten years ago, the local switches town as a westbound freight roars by. Change marches on. The feed company has apparently switched to trucks (How many says calls from NS in the last 10 years? ... (more)
It’s 9:40 AM and our charter train is ready for boarding on the riverfront. The rare unit, lettered ”Three Rivers Ramler” is enough to keep us interested, however there will be others. After tha... (more)
Rabbit’s eye view of an unmanned eastbound CSX unit coal train sitting on the NS main they share.
I guessing but I’d expect these few units are the last ex-GM&O locomotives on the property.
That’s a bunch of coal, folks and 4510 is a DPU bringing in more to the river port.
Nice when mergers don’t involve immediate repainting or worse yet butchering the original paint job. This unit is idling on a slow day and it’s great to see something “exotic”.
Test car “Pacific Spirit” is in a push-pull between two units sitting on an old roundhouse lead resting for the night. The train departed early next morning southbound. A contractor was building... (more)
On a work train sprucing up the line for an upcoming special, this ex-Southern veteran is a little shabby but very patriotic as it goes about its mundane duties