The hogger is watching over his train as we make a back up move on Flagg Coal 75.
"When tank cars kiss, up next on Maury Povich"
A crew member didn't shove the car on the right far enough back to allow clearance for the car on the left to pass. Night switching can wreak hav... (more)
After a long day of switching, we were taking a break on the caboose before shoving back to Decoursey Yard. The lights on the caboose aren't operational any more, so my foreman improvised with his... (more)
My conductor was taking a smoke break after watching a train roll by.
CSX will sometimes stage southbound trains at Bible road in Lima, OH waiting for a crew change.
While waiting for the CK dispatcher to line me up, I decided to take a picture of my train. Q241 departs from Cincinnati mostly in the morning to Louisville. This was rather late in the afternoo... (more)
Q241 waits on the C&O bridge at OB Cabin for a northbound to go by before heading south. A rare shot from the bridge taken with permission.
The double track C&O bridge opened in 1929 and is the second largest continuous truss span in the world. It was originally operated by a C&O subsidiary with the tongue twisting name of the Coving... (more)
N259 drops down the hill from NX Cabin in Newport towards a crew change at Glenn Avenue. The only traffic on this line are the occasional coal train and a yard job.
The moon crests over this NS signal bridge 24 miles south of Cincinnat on the CNO&TP. These signal bridges are slowlyissapearing as they are replaced by the newer Safetrans style.
CSX and NS have two busy mainlines that pass within a couple hundred feet here in town. Here Q505-24 heads south towards Louisville. As this train passed, a northbound NS went north just behind... (more)
I've often wondered what went through people's minds while crossing the tracks. I just happened to have my camera out when this guy ran out in front of me.
At the end of our day laying rail along the Toledo Subdivision for an upcoming curfew, I step down to look back in late afternoon sun at my train.
An Ex-Conrail unit leads a train south over NS's CNOTP from Cincinnati to Danville, KY.