Back when CSX switched the downtown area you could always depend on something being assigned to the job, usually a GP40 but on this date a rare former C&O unit makes things interesting.
Northbound empties returning to the coal fields round the curve just north of the park.
Slug mom on the local. I got a short ride on the slug to the other end of the siding and back. Ah, the good old days.
Doing something we may never see again this unit departs northbound with a long string of empty unit coal cars.
An old former L&N warrior awaits another assignment.
Leading a southbound train with an early iteration of the paint scheme.
A regular run-through from Memphis is waiting to head back to home rails. A close examination reveals the large access box between the dynamic brake fairings which was apparently unique to L&N. ... (more)
Roaring out of town under threatening skies with three units on line and three along for the ride this freight train passes another bygone landmark.
With a fascinating array of power a loaded CSX train eases down the connector to head southbound on the former Clinchfield RR main.
Stored with long strings of retired GP16s this former ACL>SCL>SBD unit has probably reached the end of the line as well, though it was not on our list to inspect.
As much as some people liked "stealth" apparently motorists didn't and the expedient fix was this, called YN2 as I recall. It is fairly unusual to see a mom and slug at Erwin.
One of a vanishing breed, a nice looking four axle on a major railroad. This one will soon depart with a southbound auto rack train.
A former SP unit sits awaiting assignment. Grainbelt's grain is mostly inbound at this time as it hasn't rained significantly in something like 7 years. I like the unit's name "Cheyenne&quo... (more)
Little doubt as to the ancestry of this leaser.