A KCSM ‘Southern Belle,’ a recently repainted UP GEVO, and a CSX SD50 lead a westbound UP mixed freight by the Bethany Lutheran Church in Webster Groves.
Northbound Q684 splits the signals at the south end of Oakworth Yard with an eclectic consist representing four US Class I railroads: UP, CSX, BNSF, and NS.
Omnitrax’s Alabama & Tennessee River operation recently leased GMTX GP38-2 2180 (ex-UP 1936 / EMDX 793 / CR 7993 / PC 7993), seen here leading M715 southbound into Albertville.
UP/CSX/BNSF consist sweeps around the curve at Hartselle.
An eclectic A-B-B-A-A consist composed of TCRM's cab units and two NERR (ex-BNSF) B40-8Ws leads an excursion from Nashville to Cookeville on the former TC mainline.
CSX train Q649 heads south behind BNSF and NS power.
Q612 grinds through downtown Opelika, photographed from a vantage point I never even considered for northbounds during my four years living in nearby Auburn.
Coal loads for Alabama Power's Plant Miller in Palos arrive at the north end of the coal train holding yard at Quinton.
One of NERR's ex-BNSF Warbonnets leads TCRM's cab units on the westbound return trip of an excursion between Nashville and Baxter on the former Tennessee Central mainline.
Just south of FEC's Bowden Yard, 101 prepares to take the siding at Bayard for a meet with 210.
Led by an Omnitrax GP38-2 (ex-Illinois Terminal/N&W) and two ex-CN wide cab GP40-2s, ATN's Guntersville Turn trundles into town.
Several freights, including this westbound with a colorful all-EMD consist, were run ahead of the UP 3985 (photo 341347) as it headed west out of the St. Louis area.
the only appropriately well-lit photo opportunity that occured during four days of railfanning on KCS's line over Rich Mountain...
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