Ex-CN “Cobras” on a northbound freight at SKOLs hub.
Southbound coal train with a two-unit head end with three DPUs.
Racing west as seen from the display caboose, between the restored passenger station and the 1857 station foreman’s House.
Westbound intermodal passes between the passenger station and the 1857 Foreman’s House.
DPU on a southbound coal train.
DPU on a southbound OFOX (lesser: Residco) limestone train is a late-model ES44AH (in CSX parlance). The rapid-dump hoppers appear to be repurposed coal cars. They were not completely full.
After they fell down on the hill just west of Whitesburg, a following freight jet a hand with a push now the coal is on the move again. The last two units were dead for some reason. Love those r... (more)
Easing “into the hole” a short westbound freight will do a little switching before heading on to St. Louis.
The local switcher returns south to the yard after some industrial switching. Earlier they were towing the big BNSF unit for some reason but as the cuts got bigger they put it on line.
“Wow, that thing is really loud” I can imagine our little spectator saying as yet another westbound stack train roars by this busy crossing just north of where the Transcon and the Texas lines div... (more)
The southbound “Saluki” is making a station stop. That’s not revenue traffic on the rear. These trains drag three empty baggage cars back and forth day after day to activate CN’s signals.
A tourist train sits in the station while it’s passengers enjoy the sights. Photo by my non-railfan pal Donnie Salyers. Used with permission. (We’re working on him.)
A eastbound or southbound CSX passes the beautifully restored depot where NS and CSX run side by side for a mile or so.
At the SKOL yard, a grizzled old veteran idles, awaiting a little part-time work, basking in probably the best sun I have ever seen. This area is becoming a desert, but we’ll ignore that fact.
We chased the Arkansas & Missouri freight up from Springdale and found this track geometry train heading west on the former SLSF main. The only thing we saw on the line this day.