With two southbounds out of the way, the K736 sand train splits the signals at Macon siding as it accelerates with 50 loads of sand in tow. But before this train can enjoy a fast running speed more)
Northbound at Franklin on the WofA with another colorful consist characteristic of the time period. To think we actually became "tired of seeing UP SD70M's all the time"...
After a lengthy stay in the Macon Siding reflecting on life as it waits for a meet with southbound trains Q611, Q619 and Q617, the all UP powered Q612 finally gets a signal to pull out of the pass... (more)
The Williams Brothers sand trains blows through Franklin, AL on its northbound trip to Atlanta.
With a curious dog safely out of the way, A747 slowly backs onto the Macon siding to pick up the crew-less Q611 and take it ... (more)
Dog day afternoon With the crew of Q611 out of hours and “on the law”, their mixed freight now rests in the Macon siding as a local pup stares it down before continuing on his doggie way.
The crew of a 9500 foot long Q602 perform a roll-by inspection of southbound counterpart Q601 at the 10,000 foot long Macon siding on a bright sunny July morning. Check out the four 60 foot TBOX ... (more)
No DPU on Q602? Q602 splits the signals of Macon siding after a meet with counterpart Q601 and in a surprise move does not have a DPU on it today. This idea of running the usually 10,000 f... (more)
W069 prepares to come off the siding at Macon and will then back up and couple to Q611 on the main. Q611 has gone on the law and will use W069 to bring the train into Montgomery's Chester Yard.
A one unit and 65 car empty sand hopper train is about to meet Q614 at the Macon siding. From there, A002 will drop off all... (more)
A746 rolls past Q614 in a well timed meet at Macon.
K716's conductor re-boards his train after stopping to line the switch so it can take the siding and meet Q192.
Detail shot of the immaculately constructed turnout at the north end of the 10,000' siding in the heart of Macon county, AL
Signs of future CTC? The Macon siding was built in 2000, and clearly with intentions of having it be upgradeable.
A northbound departs Macon Siding, heading for CSX's intermodal terminal at Fairburn, GA.