This photo makes a pretty decent case for the purpose of Tier 4 locomotives (and beyond). NS 32A was abolished in late 2019.
Four Bridges: In this photo of CSX Q410 on Conrail's Lehigh Line, there are 4 railroad bridges visible. In addition to the 3 bridges visible on the Lehigh Line, a now-unused railroad bridge... (more)
Dirty Dash 9: NS 20E with dirty C44-9W NS 9223, NS 2525 (a now sold SD70), and NS 3644 (ET44AC) lead NS 20E east early in the morning on the Conrail Lehigh Line.
The Return: The Conrail MA2 conductor throws a switch after coming off of the Raritan Valley Line at Bound Brook. The engine was originally built for Conrail as CR 3346.
Conrail Geometry train.
The Ugly Ducklings: The cabs of the rebuilt SD60E engines are to some, a face only a mother could love. Behind the leader is NS 9727 (C44-9W) and NS 7030 (SD60E). The signal to the right is... (more)
Conrail's MA2 comes off of New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line and into Bound Brook Train Station with its conductor proudly sporting a Conrail Cap. To the right is NS 18N eastbound on Conrai... (more)
Makeshift Memorial: NJT 5714 with ex-CNJ Geep 4103 (ex-CNJ 3676) acting as a "heavy" cab car passing a makeshift memorial by the railroad tracks in Bound Brook. NJT 4027 (PL42AC) is the eng... (more)
Double-Goner: Norfolk Southern's "TOP21" plan has led to a lot of changes for the railroad within the past few years, particularly in regards to locomotives utilized and to train schedules.... (more)
For a period of time, CSX leased some engines from Citicorp Railmark Incorporated. Here, CREX 1511 leads CSXT 5392 (ES44DC) and train CSX Q409 west on Conrail's Lehigh Line.
In recent years, foreign power leading NS trains through New Jersey has become exceedingly rare in favor of using NS leaders with working PTC. Here, a late running NS 211 with three UP engines for... (more)
Westbound CSX empty crude oil train from Philadelphia heads east on Conrail's Lehigh Line with foreign power. BNSF 4411 (C44-9W) and 7211 (ES44DC) are the units behind the leader.
Eastbound trash train on Conrail's Lehigh Line with the Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit in the lead.
An ex-CNJ Geep (ex-CNJ 3682) is on home rails pinch-hitting in place of a cab car leading NJT 5614 east from Raritan. NJT 4013 (PL42AC) is on the rear.