southbound train on CSX S&NA Sub led by a former SP SD45 rebuilt to SD40-2 specs
The various shades of green on the hillside in the background indicate that Spring has sprung in north Alabama.
southbound passing the big dead tree at Wilhite
7920 puts on a smoke show as it begins the climb up Holmes Gap; the pusher stationed at Lacon has just been coupled on to the rear.
7885 is on the rear of a southbound coal train, giving it a shove up Holmes Gap. The engine was just coupled on in Lacon and will return down the mountain after reaching the summit.
After helping push a train up the mountain to Holmes Gap, 7913 returns light to Lacon to await its next assignment.