Eastbound grain train NS 48X makes good time across snowy southern Indiana with the NYC heritage unit in command and an Operation Lifesaver Dash 9 second out.
An extra job assembles a southbound empty hopper train at Kosmosdale with a pair of fresh painted SD70MAC's and a mother/slug.
CSX Y128 switches Millennium Forge with a pair of MP15AC's. In addition to working several industries around the area, Y128 also handles the Paducah & Louisville interchange work.
Returning from their work across the river in Indiana, CSX Y129 approaches Osborn Yard with a former CR GP15-1 in command.
In this unusual view local A746 shoves a struggling Q618 up the hill between Chehaw and Loachapoka with a pair of B30-7's. Q618, lead by a pair of KCS motors (ID: 432151), stalled on the hill some... (more)
Northbound at Franklin on the WofA with another colorful consist characteristic of the time period. To think we actually became "tired of seeing UP SD70M's all the time"...
Local A746 makes a brief stop at Mike & Ed's BBQ in Auburn on their northward trip, giving me the opportunity to capture a fine looking Dash 7.
Eastbound on the former Virginian, in route to Linwood, NC (via the ex-SOU at Hurt). Second unit is NS 7000, one of three GP40X's on the roster at the time.
Empties from LG&E Cane Run shove around the loop at Armstrong Coal prior to loading. Before the "new" SD70MAC's came on the scene this job religiously ran with a mother/slug in the lead (for their... (more)
Power like this made me the railfan I am today, and I can't tell you how much I miss these motors. Former N&W "straight natural blues" SD40 with clasp brakes, dual controls, high-short hood, bay w... (more)
An old soldier spends Labor Day 2013 at Shelbyville, KY. Former N&W 4148 is one of only seven NS GP38AC's remaining on the active roster (3 N&W, 4 SOU).
LG&E Mill Creek empties climb the grade southbound behind a typical mixed bag consist. On this day, PAL's UofL unit is in command. With the newly acuqired SD70MAC's coming on the scene, we can exp... (more)
Empties out of LG&E Cane Run head south through Horse Branch on the old IC.
Empties from LG&E Cane Run comin' by the old cornfield, southbound, behind a slug/mother and two "new" MAC's.
Dropping downhill to East Waddy after a meet with hopper train 77J.