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.
Wealthbound Autumn Leaf excursion splits the signals just west of town along Wyndale Road.
Autumn leave excursion is headed west to Bristol. I guess we’ll not see any more unless Congress acts.
Southbound train from Oklahoma City.
Oh, the ones that got away!. It’s make you feel good to know you got shots of an operation that many folks will wish they had seen. Get ‘em while you can! Oh, but the ones that got away! This ... (more)
With the power unit in the middle these Swiss built rail cars are unusual and a curiosity as they sit in the new yard awaiting the call to service. Anyone know how they worked out?
Getting ready for a mine run up a holler
A second hand unit is idling in the yard by the small car shop with a short work train.