NS rack train 29Z rolls eastbound over Paint Creek and by the foundations of the former N&W steam era water stop at Renick.
NS 218 passes under the large bridge that carries the CSX Northern Sub over the NS Columbus District. A CPL once stood just in front of the bridge, all that is left of it now is it's base.
With a blanket of fog protecting the area from a hard freeze, NS train 186 rolls down the Scioto River valley just after sunrise on a cold October morning.
Q310 knocks down the signal for KN Cabin, and lets out a little smoke as it heads east on the Northern Sub.
Q310 pulls out from the center siding at Vauces onto the main, as they work on leaving a cut of cars on the siding.
A couple weeks ago this field was full of soy beans waiting for harvest, now it is just an open field, waiting for the next growing season.
A empty hopper train with the Spirit of Dante, CSXT 391 as its sole power heads east over a small creek on the Northern Sub.
At track speed, a pair of NS catfish roll a train of MTY's back to Portsmouth on a rare Ohio low humidity summer evening. 1/40th second pan
NS 18M passes by one of the only remaining CPL's left on the Columbus District, and the last one still standing in Chillicothe. It's days are numbered though, as a new signal support is laying off... (more)
CSX Q310 passes over the small bridge for Crouse Chapel Rd, as the corn in the foreground waits to be harvested.
Once NS's primary power for intermodal trains, former SOU GP-50 7039 is bringing Lake Division local L55 toward Portsmouth. The crew just picked up outlawed local L52 at Lunbeck 2 miles back.
NS 218 having went in emergency about a mile away from this location, begins to pick up speed heading east, past the soybean field in the late evening light.
The engineer of 234 and the trainmaster talk by the farm crossing for a few minutes, before they inspect something on the lead engine.
After completing their work on the siding at Vauces, Q310 continues the trip east to Russell, KY.
A slug set sits at the east end of the Vauces Center Siding, waiting for a crew to eventually use this power to switch out the cars in the background.