NS 119 rolls through the trench in Gastonia with one of many leasers currently on lease to NS. This one is CIT 6006 an SD60 and is an XSOO locomotive. Because it had this leader it was a popular t... (more)
After working Bruces scrap metal and Lubrizol, P43 shoves back north to the Piedmont main in downtown Gastonia on a hot, muggy Carolina day.
The shortcut home...
NS P43 sits at Lubrizol, one of only two industries left on the old HG in South Gastonia, on a warm Summer night.
Ex Southern Railway 5230 leads P43 down the HG line crossing over the Catawba creek.
A short P43 rolls into Gastonia in the late afternoon.
Two ex Southern high hoods bring loaded scrap cars from Bruces scrap plant at the end of the line back to the rest of the train. The two high hoods would then be in the middle of the train all the... (more)
Just after sunset, a highhood duo handles working Lubrizol in Gastonia.
Just before the sun sets on a frigid winter evening, NS P43 eases down the steep grade out of Gastonia and heads south towards the South Carolina state line to work Lubrizol Chemical.
NS P43 sits tied down over the weekend with an old horse doing the honors.
NS 5230 lights up the right of way on the old HG line on a cold Autumn evening.
Storm clouds take over the sunset slowly as NS 5107 sits tied down in Gastonia, NC.
NS 5107 revs up after coupling up to some tank cars.
P43 heads back to Charlotte without the Piedmont and Northern's F units, which were leaving the property for repairs.
The NS P43 holds as the conductor takes the derailer off and unlocks and swings the gate open to start what was a short day of work at the Lubrizol plant with high hood GP38-2 doing the honors for... (more)