The 197 car Q601 comes into Cusseta at a slow pace this afternoon as the 11,524 foot train glides past a pair of CSX carmen working. The men on the ground have just finished replacing a wheel-set... (more)
Standing water from a rainy week provides a nice reflection of Q601 as it heads south with 107 cars. Unfortunately the lead unit’s paint isn’t as pretty looking as the 4 trailing locomotives in i... (more)
A five unit lash up of mostly CSX and some Union Pacific locomotives rolls through Opelika as the NOLA bound mixed freight train continues its southward trek.
A typical eastern Alabama scene unfolds as Q601 heads into Loachapoka passing a mostly tranquil dirt road on a sunny afternoon in the South.
An all GE consist in the form of a CSX YN3B sandwich brings today’s 197 car long Q601 through the open range area of Cusseta. Recent tree and shrub removal have cleared up the scene here allowing... (more)
In January of this year CSX announced that it was reviewing 8000 miles of its lines for potential sale or lease. One of two lines confirmed to be on the chopping block right away is the route a... (more)
One of the very last CSX Q601's passes through Tallahassee before it is permanently rerouted via CSX Fitzgerald sub. The Tallahassee sub now only sees local traffic and Q608/Q609, this stretch of ... (more)
MAC attack A UP tri-clops leads an interesting power move on this day’s Q601 with 5 CSX SD70MACs heading out west as the entire consist passes the Loachapoka Siding which is a few weeks aw... (more)
And with the stroke of a pen 150 years ago this month the Union Pacific was created. While the slogans alongside its name may have changed, the iconic shield still remains the same. Here’s to an... (more)
CSX Q601 heads south through Loachapoka on the former Western Railway of Alabama with a trio of ES44ACs. While I'm not much a fan of the new stuff, I must admit they did look good in the late afte... (more)
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Obtained by the Missouri Pacific in 1967, the C&EI allowed the MoPac to gain direct access to Chicago from St. Louis. The C&EI would operate as a unit of MoPac ... (more)
Northern Empire After numerous requests and denials for merger and nearly 75 years after James J. Hill first suggested the idea, on March 2nd 1970 the Burlington Northern was born. Origina... (more)
The second Q601 seen that day, makes a late afternoon run into the city of Opelika during the last rays of light. The train will meet Q612 which is stopped between the switches of Opelika on the m... (more)
Q601 blasts through Notasulga on its way south.
A 6000 foot long Q601 has just crossed into the state of Alabama and races along a fill as it heads south towards Opelika for a meet with Q606 on a picturesque morning.