It's a very brisk morning on the Marion Branch as we catch the Virginian heritage unit leading up an M42 northbound.
A UP C&NW Heritage unit heads up 19K at CP-35 on the NS Marion District bound for Peru on the NS Huntington District and points west.
After a meet with the NS 12K, the southbound autorack train climbs out of the hill at the south end Claypool siding.
While waiting for the 12K to pass by at my vehicle, the engineer yells out a... (more)
Illinois Terminal heritage unit 1072 and Conrail 8098 leads a loaded coal 866 west a couple miles east of Claypool, Indiana.
The NS OCS 952 with a ABBA set of F9s lead the 14 car Presidents train at Marion, Indiana. The passenger special is about to pound the diamond at CP79 on the NS Marion District en route to Muncie,... (more)
The NS OCS 952 with a ABBA set of F9s lead the 14 car Presidents train past CP35 at the south end of Claypool, Indiana. This is finally the first visit for this train on the NS Marion District dur... (more)
Tied down with cars from the Louis Dreyfus ethanol plant in Claypool, a former Southern high-hood SD40-2 is a welcome sight in the world of fatheads that we now live in.
NS train 323 works past some real thoroughbreds while making it's way west on a beautiful fall day.
Southbound 312 gets back underway after meeting a northbound at CP 35 just south of Claypool, IN. Who knows how much time the remaining position lights on the branch still have.
NS local L40 departs Claypool and heads back to Ft Wayne long hood forward with a long string of empty grain cars in tow.
NS southbound 19K gets back underway at CP 35 with a freshly repainted ex-Conrail unit in charge.
Southbound 13K comes up the hill and starts to lean into the curve at CP 35.
Intermodal train 217 approaches Claypool on their trip west to Chicago.
Westbound intermodal train 217 rolls along through the farmlands approaching Claypool on a mild late autumn afternoon. This is the first time I've been able to see 217 since the Heartland Corridor... (more)
As we continue our chase south, 312 works up the grade at the south end of the Claypool siding.