Southern and now NS must have had some bad experiences at grade crossings, such as fatalities among their crews, to make them order control stands like this. You can't see much of anything runnin... (more)
These two trains were in town all day, waiting for fresh crews to take them south.
This used to be MP 900 ...
After setting out 3 hoppers on the north leg of the AOK wye, these light engines are going back to their train.
Sporting the new yellow frame stripe.
All is quiet in the AOK yard as the red signal protects the interlocker. It's hard to imagine the Rock Island once roamed here.
Tired old engine ...
Thunderstorms are just a few minutes away, as a few sun rays peek through the clouds.
Crew change in McAlester.
I had to choose between getting this shot before the sun went down and being late for dinner. Fortunately I didn't have to sleep in the dog house ... :)
Returning to the train after setting out CSXT 8881.
CSXT 8881 is being set out so that a southbounder can pick it up later.
Loaded coal train entering McAlester for a crew change.