The 630 blasts under the abandoned ex-ACL trestle in downtown Bessemer as it leads a “21st Century Steam” excursion between Birmingham and Wilton, AL.
Southern 630 leads an excursion train deadhead move south for a weekend of NS/TVRM “Steel City Rail Adventure” trips out of Birmingham, AL.
K621 comes across the Tennessee River with hoppers to be interchanged to SQVR. The river crossing here is split by Long Island and the lift span over the main channel is at far left.
Q612 grinds through downtown Opelika, photographed from a vantage point I never even considered for northbounds during my four years living in nearby Auburn.
The AGS North has been a hotbed of NS heritage activity lately. Here we see the Wabash unit leading coal loads south.
The New York Central heritage unit leads coal loads destined for Purvis, MS down the AGS. The rear of the train can be seen in the distance passing under Interstate 59.
Coal loads for Alabama Power's Plant Miller in Palos arrive at the north end of the coal train holding yard at Quinton.
A quartet of matched SD70MACs leads Palos coal empties by the north end of Clifton Siding. A fifth MAC was on the rear providing DPU duties.
The NS F-units roar through tiny Burnsville, MS, with an inspection trip headed east from Memphis towards Sheffield and Chattanooga, and further east in the coming days.
NS OCS is making some serious time over the gently rolling terrain at Barton, approaching the lunch stop at Sheffield Yard.
NS A-B-B-A F-units highball east with an inspection trip from Memphis to Chattanooga. The clouds seen in the background are from thunderstorms in central Tennessee.
It's a muggy June evening as an NS OCS deadhead move to Memphis passes through Bridgeport on CSX rails.
Scherer coal empties utilize the CSX trackage rights between Wauhatchie, TN and Stevenson, AL. An NS crew will operate the train but it will run with a CSX 'Z' symbol between those points.