Speeding north over the mainline, multi colored containers cross the only grade crossing in Dickert with some generals for power. The turnout to the left, once held trains that served a wood yard... (more)
A Tier 4 BNSF locomotive (built in 2015) highballs through Dickert with 6,991 feet of intermodal containers.
Loads of black diamonds test the strength of three CSX engines as they thunder by the town of Wadley. Over a mile long, this unit coal train has 108 cars in tow.
Rolling east through Irondale, Amtrak's Crescent 20 is well behind schedule. The sleek passenger train cuts through big rain drops, while sweeping around NS Norris Yard.
Clean orange paint on the lead BNSF Tier 4 engine, shines bright as its crew hustles containers on (260) axles south over the long straight at the Rock. Today this trains id is CSX Q185, but a fe... (more)
Holding the weight of mammoth trains and allowing them to travel for vast distances, the rail I guess you could say is the backbone of the railroad. The letter "I" typically represents its shape.... (more)
On track 1 CSX power and its manifest train awaits a new crew in the small yard at Flomaton. An old Louisville and Nashville (L&N) coaling tower still standing since 1943, (in background) sees al... (more)
Rolling at 10 mph through the siding, BNSF power eases 8,654 feet of train to a stop. The unsuspected delay is due to a shifted load. After an inspection from the conductor and a road truck drive... (more)
Nearly wide as the cab, the radiator section of this EMD SD70AH-T4 locomotive is rather large in size. The cooling ability is part of what allows its new EMD 1010 engine to meet EPA's Tier 4 emis... (more)
Freight is on the move over the mainline, while several cars keep their stationary position on adjacent tracks. These cars are beginning to make Roanoke home, because for some reason they've been... (more)
Gliding south from the rock, coal loads are being escorted to their destination by three CSX General Electric engines. The third (CSXT #711) serves as a DPU on the rear 110 cars back.
On a beautiful fall day, a specialty grinder cools its 24 grinding stones in the siding at Roanoke. This particular type of LORAM Grinder is used on switches and crossings.
A couple of "remote control" rebuilt GP's execute some switching in CSXT's Taft Yard, on a beautiful day in the Sunshine State. The second engine is CSXT EMD GP38-3 #2013.
The very strong 136lb steel rail takes a beating as 110 loads of coal and locomotive power (stretching over a mile) rolls over it with immense weight and force. CSX AH locomotives like #3053, wei... (more)
Newly assembled and coated with fresh "white paint," this BNSF auto carrier has a load of brand-new vehicles inside its 89 foot bi level frame... A couple years ago or so their new auto... (more)