2 CSX motors.....with a NS SD40-2 as road power on this bomb train in perfect light and weather under old Pennsy signals?!? Couldn't ask for anything better!
Ethanol train 68Q rolls west out of town with BNSF power on the point under one of the distinctive ex-NYC signal bridges on the line.
68Q scrambles upgrade through a frozen Bloomsbury with NS 2596, NS 8822, DME 6094, and NREX 6309.
The sun has burned off the morning fog in the cut curving out of the Maumee valley but hasn't put a dent in the fog over the river in the background as 68Q departs Toledo eastbound.
First train of the day is an excellent one, 3 SD40's head east with 68Q bound for New Jersey from CP Trackage and with DM&E and IC&E power leading the way.
Pushers on the rear pass the greaser heading East past Carney's Crossing.
With Warbonnet SD75M BNSF 8260 trailing NS 68Q heads east with ethanol loads through rural NW Ohio.
68Q highballs Elyria OH with a BNSF dash 9 and SD75M 8260. About 11 miles ahead, in Berea it will stop in the north controlled siding, and a cab-signalled leader will be tied on for the rest of... (more)
18G had departed Island Ave. Yard after setting off a cut of cars only a few minutes before 68Q came into view.
The new power for 68Q passes Berea Tower as it is backed into the siding onto the train. The two SD75's that brought the train into Berea were cut off and assigned to go west on 11G.
NS 68Q sits tied down in the North Controlled Siding at Berea with BNSF 8283 and 8256. The power will be cut off and replaced by an NS dash 9 and a BNSF dash 9. The two SD75's will then be assig... (more)
Easbound NS ethanol train 68Q is passing the mostly unused yard at Cornwall Junction with a mix of CSX and NS power.
NS 68Q rolls east past Coen Road, and onward towards Cleveland and Pennsylvania, with a matched set of NS GEVO's at the helm.