A coal train approaches the crest of "Wildcat Summit" at Oreton.
NS #7666 leads eastbound train 72R bound for the Belmont Power Plant near Charlotte, NC. The train is passing the former site of the Beacon plant in Swannanoa.
As a stiff breeze from an approaching cold front blows the lingering clouds off the continental divide revealing the stars above, the trailing headlight of the helpers on a loaded eastbound coal t... (more)
A DPU Belmont coal train pulls up to Reid to meet Amtrak 74 with two NS GEVOs and a very clean UP AC4400CW.
A week of gusty winds and rain have brought most of the fall foliage to the ground but a few trees still are showing nice color on this clear and crisp Saturday morning as NS loaded coal train 72R... (more)
72R spins his lead engine on the wye before heading south to Belmont.
An all-EMD lashup has 72R underway and under one of the many bridges in Salisbury.
Coal train 72R waits as train 135 eng. no. 8571, a C39-8 westbound on the S-Line approaches.