Early stages of transforming "the Back Way" of Rice Yard into the high-speed mainline it has become today.
CSXT Freight Train Q675-05 makes their way Northbound as they roar through Carara, AL. Q675 runs from Hamlet, NC. to Nashville, TN.
Two former Conrail motors lead a manifest north on the Keystone Sub on a beautiful summer evening. Of note is the lead unit's history, as it started service as EMDX 4, an SD60 demonstrator unit.
CSX manifest Q375 roars upgrade at Hyndman behind an SD60 and CW40-8, the latter of which will fail about five miles up the hill, causing quite the interesting bit of operations for five or six mo... (more)
An empty coal train crosses over the Scioto river on the CSX Columbus sub, the bridge to the right is the NS Western Branch, which runs parallel to the CSX Columbus sub in this area.
Q627 grinds up the grade as they near CP-402.
Q263-23 passes under the cantilever signal at mp 172, on its way to Station W (fuel pads) for fuel and a new crew. In tow is a new KCSM Southern Belle wearing road number 4751.
CSXT 8710 complete with Duct Tape where the Class lights used to be leads Q108 eastbound on the Indy line
The sun breaks out of the clouds long enough to get a shot of Q433.
CSXT 8710 was SD60 demonstrator EMD 4, later Conrail 6841. Fuji Sensia 100, Olympus OM-4, Zuiko 50mm f1.4