A very short 218 heads out of Columbus, on route to Portsmouth and beyond.
A couple trains sit at the west end of the Portsmouth Yard, waiting there turn to depart and head up the Columbus District.
The E441 continues rolling east towards Russell KY, down the tree lined ROW.
The conductor of the yard job carries a end of train device back to the truck, as the yard crew works on moving a cut of empty Top Gons.
The 194 splits the signals, and rolls through the Spring Ln grade crossing, while a railfan pauses to watch the train roll by after taking his photo.
The CSXT 8075 provides the sole power for this empty hopper train, as it rolls under the intermediate signal bridge on track one, at MP 5.5, on the Northern Sub.
The NS 234 zips around the bend and catches the last rays of sunlight making it to the track, with the ridge in the background showing a bit of fall colors.
Decent fall colors arrive in South Central Ohio, as an empty hopper train with a single SD40-2 for power rounds the bend, heading eastbound on the Northern Sub.
Already time for harvest, the corn to the right of the tracks has been partially harvested, and the soy beans to the left are just about ready, while the NS 194 running elephant style rolls on by.
The NS 308 heads out of the woods and back into the open, as the trees begin to start showing some fall colors, on a bright and sunny afternoon.
The 234 rolls down the Lockbourne Siding, preparing to work Rickenbacker.
With MOW shutting down the Northern Sub during most of the daylight hrs on the weekdays, I was more then happy to see the Q635 roll by, though I would of been a little more happy if I would of bee... (more)
Rolling through CP Craft, the NS 186 lets out quite a lot of heat, as the crew begins to prepare to stop at the next signal.
A long NS 194 with 7 engines, but only the first 4 are running, prepares to head by stop signal on the other side of the overpass at restricted speed, while some fall colors begin to show.
Having just arrived, the NS 234 rolls past the grain elevator on the Lockbourne siding, preparing to drop off a few containers, as well as pick up a few before continuing the trip east.