A westbound eases by the Amtrak platform in a great little town and a great place to watch trains.
Running westbound at this point #112 leads a big consist meeting a short eastbound freight with a “Blue”.
A helper set has just cut off an eastbound coal train and is heading back to Andover while a westbound empty train waits to follow him.
Coming off the former N&W, ex VGN line on a post-merger connection, this train is preparing to enter the former southbound SOU main to head to Linwood, NC.
Thank you Jerry Joe wherever you are. I will remember Ohio Central in the early 2000s as I imagine older fans remember such operations as the Louisiana Easternin the early sixties.
Ex Yankeetown Dock, ex NC Ports, this unit may never have operated on OHCR. Jerry Joe was a collector.
Inbound westbound freight at Debutts Yard. The track closest to the camera is the CSX main, making this a great place to take pictures.
On a westbound train on the south track.
A westbound empty coal train in the siding awaits a loaded eastbound counterpart.
Back when these led the big coal trains an ex-N&W example awaits permission to move
Hauling a relatively short eastbound freight the motive power consists leans into the curve beside the newly completed siding extension.
The “Southwest Chief” races east along the Mississippi on s cool sunny spring day.
Bay Line ex- VRE EMD GP39-2 (Rblt GP40) @ Albany, GA on 3/23/2016. Power arriving from Smithville. Note the extra length.
Southbound train #19 the “Crescent” is departing south of town.
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)