The eastbound NS 218 heads down the Columbus District, right next to US 23, on an extremely hot afternoon.
A long NS 234 pulled by all EMD power heads back out into the open, with the temperature being in the 90's this afternoon, the crew most likely is happy to have a SD60 with air conditioning.
With a newer SD70ACe leading, the NS 852 heads by the Scioto County scenery as it rolls west on the Columbus District.
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.
A filthy C40-9 and a UP engine provide the power on the NS 218, as it heads through Scioto County on a very nice afternoon.
A westbound NS stack train paces auto traffic on adjacent Hy. 23 at Lucasville.
An eastbound manifest passes through an intense snow shower at Lucasville.
The westbound NS 852 heads towards Lucasville and beyond, with the very late evening light helping accent the fall colors.
Rounding a curve, along with US 23, the 218 heads by going every bit of 60mph, east on the Columbus District.
With US 23 visible to the left, the NS 274 zips around one curve, and starts around another, as the fall colors begin to show in the hillside, on a very nice evening.
The NS 218 doing every bit of 60mph, heads parallel to US 23, as seen from the rest area.
A bit of coal dust blows off the NS 862 as it nears Lucasville. The CPL in the background by the Cook Rd grade crossing was replaced two days after this photo was taken.
About to enter Lucasville, a westbound grain train parallels US 23, with the good Southern Ohio scenery in the background.
Running parallel to US 23, eastbound 18M heads though the Caldwell Rd crossing, and makes its way through Scioto County, a few more miles and this train will be in Portsmouth, where it will receiv... (more)
A couple cars zip by on US 23, as NS 744 loaded with export coal heads down the Columbus District, past the CPL by Cook Rd in Lucasville.