A train of loaded coal hoppers proceeds south after waiting for a northbound to clear the single-tracked mainline.
Southbound coal picks up speed through Somerville
An EMD export locomotive bound for Argentina sits on roller-bearing trucks amid the clutter of the NRE facilities on a frosty morning.
The ugliest-sounding diesel locomotive in America today leads a southbound intermodal down the old L&N mailine towards the Ohio River.
Still in Conrail Blue, a tired old workhorse shuffles some cars around the Princeton Terminal. Note the Flexicoil trucks, even on an SD50. Conrail had a real fetish for those.
Second unit is EMD's SD70M-2 demonstrator EMDX 74
The paint hasn't quite dried on this brand-new horsehead as its sits poised with a grain train at the eastern end of NS's Princeton Terminal.
A brand-spanking new GE stretches its legs as it leads an intermodal south out of Evansville.
St. Louis' pitiful excuse for a train station sees a fair amount of traffic in the chilly pre-dawn hours this Thanksgiving.
9884, with her burnt-out ditch light, waits in the siding at Byers for a northbound autorack and an empty coal on Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving Day, a loaded Rush Island coal drag snakes up the slight grade and under a (very low clearance!) timber bridge on the old Frisco line, here just north of Pevely.
Having finally received a track warrant, the engineer prepares to construct the rest of his train at the southern end of ISRR's Ashby Yards.
These two veterans hang out at the Ashby Yard Diesel Shop. 84 is ex-KCS and 251 is an ex-N&W hi-nose GP35.