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)
The Piedmont & Northern train to Christmas town shoves into Gastonia after running to the north pole to pick up Santa and Mrs. Clause.
NS 5230 slowly rolls by an open field on the ex Carolina & North Western HG line in South Gastonia.
P43 struggles up the steep grade with two scrap metal cars for Bruce's scrap yard, a string of tank cars for Lubrizol chemical plant, and a NS caboose.
NS P43 creeps by the welcoming sign to Gastonia on its way to work a chemical plant just down the tracks.
NS 213 navigates the, as I like to call it, concrete canyon in downtown Gastonia, NC.
An ex Union Pacific 90MAC leads an NS D9 and three cars through Gastonia, NC.
Conductor Shad T. Wright calls car lengths for P43s engineer as they shove back.
The NS 5326 shoves back to pick more tank cars up.
After working the chemical plant on highway 321, 5326 uncouples from its train and heads to the Bruce scrap metal plant to pick up some gondolas.
After getting duped by a cloud in Belmont, I caught up with 119 just a few miles south in Gastonia, NC. Seen here, UP SD70AH 8981 leads a UP/NS/CSX consist as the train prepares to run through CP ... (more)