The sky opens up and sun shines down just in time for S393 with a pair of SD90MAC's. Just a few seconds before, I was sitting in the car, thinking I was about to get a downpour shot at the farm. I... (more)
The power on westbound Q389 adds a little extra color to a nice autumn scene east of Holgate.
A unit train of empty ethanol cars highballs out of Holgate with a lone AC44 at the helm.
Always nice to see a veteran leading a GEVO!
After waiting for the opposing Q368 to cross from 1 to 2, Q161 heads west again.
The crew of local Y101 picks up the loads down in the siding as the empties wait on the main to be placed at the elevator.
In the fading evening light, a former Santa Fe unit leads a monster Q389 over the small hill west of Holgate.
After stopping in Holgate for congestion ahead to clear, Q135 gets back on the move west of town.
Amidst a barrage of westbounds, G345 slowly rolls up to the intermediate signals at milepost 78 on the Garrett Sub, running hot on the tail of T913 and K381.
As the westbounds stack up, T913 rides the approach blocks with a nice leader.
A very short Q135 blasts through Standley Township as they approach Defiance.
A loaded coke train blasts through the countryside west of Holgate on a beautiful evening.
Coal dust blows from the tops of the loaded cars as the train makes it's way west between Holgate and Defiance.
Our patience pays off as the parade begins. Q149 is the first of three westbounds we would catch in a 30 minute span after nothing happened for nearly 2 hours.
A former Conrail GE leads a long Q389 into Holgate on a brilliant afternoon on the Garrett Sub.