What do you do to make two different things come together and work as one?... "COMPROMISE" That's exactly what is done to join two different size rails. A 136 lb rail and 100 lb rail a... (more)
Empty hoopers move swiftly taking up 5,958 feet of mainline with CSX power doubled up front and a single unit on the rear (CSX #3147). CSX Transportation engine #949 was the last built with whit... (more)
Train Q186 travels through Dickert with intermodal containers in tow. The perfectly aligned containers gives the impression of a long cube shaped snake with BNSF power making headway north over t... (more)
The second southbound since daybreak, Union Pacific power follows with autos behind the tracks of a BNSF intermodal train.
Speeding north over the mainline, multi colored containers cross the only grade crossing in Dickert with some generals for power. The turnout to the left, once held trains that served a wood yard... (more)
A Tier 4 BNSF locomotive (built in 2015) highballs through Dickert with 6,991 feet of intermodal containers.
Recently receiving new asphalt and new crossing signals, the grade crossing here at Mp. 849.8 sees a fair amount of trains during a 24hr period. Cruising at 50 mph this wide cab Dash 8 waste no t... (more)
On today's daily ran Q514-31, a couple of General Electric six axle locos keep 7,000 feet of cars moving with clear track ahead.
Heading into the rays of the setting sun, four sunkist orange BNSF engines glide north with stack containers (majority of them J.B. Hunt) just yards away from crossing the defect detector at mp 8... (more)
Several years have passed and CSX engine #4812 still roams the rails with an X missing from its nose logo. Although in need of cosmetic work, it doesn't keep this MAC from executing the job it wa... (more)
Located in different sections throughout railway systems, rail joints provide room for expansion whenever necessary. To keep electrical continuity between the rail at the joint, a "bond wire" is ... (more)
All sorts of freight cars make up CSX train L680 as it races through the rural area of Dickert, AL.