Coal trains system wide have become somewhat scarce over the years, especially at Duke Energy's Plant Allen in Belmont, NC. These trains often run at odd schedules, so shooting one in decent light... (more)
Norfolk Southern 212 is shown approaching downtown Belmont, NC on its trip north.
Heading to downtown Belmont to do the run around NS 751 comes by me at 5th street. Photo taken on 7-12-2017.
NS 213 comes by 5th street in Belmont with the 1074 the Lackawanna heritage unit in charge. 213 had been having EOT problems all day they finally made it down here after 6 o'clock.
What would National Train Day be with out a little railfaning. So on National Train Day 2017 NS 119 comes by Belmont, NC with some UP power leading. UP 4693 an SD70M leads another UP unit and 3 ot... (more)
I woke up this morning and to see 20 the Crescent had been having problems and they where going to be late. I thought to myself they where just going to be a couple of hours. As the day went on I... (more)
NS 119 comes to Belmont going slow. He was going to stop to allow a high and wide then went through minutes ago to clear up. They called to 119 and gave him a clear right when he came under the br... (more)
NS 119 comes by Belmont with a SD70ACe number 1104 leading. 119 had a recently rebuilt SD70ACU 2nd of 3 and a D8W 3rd of 3. It sure is was felling like spring outside today.
NS 119 comes by Belmont with an XCR SD60I leading. It's a very chilly afternoon as 119 heads south past Belmont today and 119 had a friendly crew.
A short 213 heads south by Belmont with NS SD70ACe 1003. It's kinda hard to believe that some of these units like this one where starting to get delivered 6 years ago. Man don't time fly.
2579 sings through Belmont with a beautiful K5LA hooked up to a manual valve. This is the second time in three days that 213 has had a standard cab leading.
Standard cab goodness? In recent light of NS announcing that they are going to start sending the SD70's to Progress Rail get rebuilt. I want to try and get as many of these an I can before they ar... (more)
NS 213 comes by Belmont wasting no time heading south to Hotlanta. He had a D9W with a cool looking number board.
NS 173 make's a unusual daytime run past Belmont. It is in the late afternoon but this train usually get's to Belmont sometime after 12 midnight.
The first 119 of 2017 puts on a show over the Catawba with an all EMD lashup. Two of nine SD60M "triclops" locomotives lead an SD70M-2 giving it all they had to get 119 up to speed.