While visiting in Raleigh for a bluegrass music convention, I decided to go trackside for a bit and ended up catching this heavy manifest train. NS 9667 grinds upgrade at around 15 MPH in notch 8 ... (more)
With the spring thaw well underway, merchandise for the Belt Railway of Chicago passes Lake Minnetonka.
The daily Grand Forks - BRC heads east behind NS, CN. and IC power.
A grain train rounds steep bend at MP 436 along the Pokey. The fall colors are starting to show after a long indian summer.
The last rays of daylight illuminate I13 as it races south at Johnson's Crossing, just south of Toccoa. The I13 was carrying just four UPS trailers which didn't make the connection onto 213.
20V heads East in early morning sun with mostly emptys.
Bound for TVA use, train has 85 brand new light weight coal hoppers.
NS manifest starts east on the Reading line; to the right is the trestle spanning Route 61. Trailing unit is NS Operation Lifesaver 9254.
Creeping towards Centralia, eastbound NS 223 just received permission to enter BNSF CTC and cross the CN interlocker.
NS coal train needing a recrew sits here stretched from Wyomissing Jct. back to Valley Jct.
Westbound intermodal at the signals on track 2. Tripod-mounted Canon 10D and 70-200mm lens, 1/350 sec. exposure, f8.0, F.L. 155mm, ISO 100.