A C40-8 with a beat up paint job leads the NS 17M out of the woods and through the Lunbeck interlocking, and back onto the double track.
A couple cows find watching the photographer more exciting them the 18M passing by in the background, as the sun begins to set, ending a good day of railfanning.
A westbound coal drag passes under the classic C&O cantilever signal at KN Cabin, so far there is no sign that this one is going to be replaced anytime soon.
CSXT 18 leads a long empty hopper train west on the Northern, leaving all the nice South Central Ohio scenery behind, on a very nice evening.
Nearly half way done with the trip from Portsmouth to Columbus, where this train will be handed over to Ohio Central, the NS 852 rounds the bend and passes through the unincorporated community of ... (more)
Sitting around with nowhere to go due to a crew shortage, the NS 233 sits in the shade under the Harmon St overpass, while the NS 17M sits out in the sun. Both trains finally would get moving abou... (more)
The 17M with a lot of power and a short train has no trouble doing track speed as it heads up hill by Lucasville, on a very hot and hazy evening.
Seven engines sit off in the yard waiting for there next assignment, as the fuel truck waits its turn at the grade crossing, with a long hood forward SD70M-2 pushes around a cut of coke cars.
A grain train heads east over the Kinnikinnick as the adjacent farm land sits idle.
A faded AC6000 rounds one of the gentle curves on the single main, on its way through scenic Pike County, heading from Columbus to Russell, KY.
CSXT 5109 leads a grain train by the MP 35 intermediate signal on the CSX Northern Sub.
The clouds begin to roll out, as a long NS 218, UPS and stack train, rolls through Elmwood.
At this time last year this filed was full of a healthy crop of corn, but due to it raining almost daily for the last couple months, the farmers still have been unable to plant this years crop, an... (more)
the NS 233 knocks down the signal at Elmwood, and passes a piece of MOW equipment sitting on the siding, as it heads west on the Columbus District.
The NS 272 passes the old CPL signals, and the new WIN sign, and prepares to pound the diamonds, as it heads east through Marion.