Following an empty TVA coal train, train MVL2 passes a restrict and proceed signal at the north end of Nations Siding (formerly Lamott), only a few miles from it's terminus north of town.
EVWR 3837 poses in perfect afternoon sunlight while the MVL2 crew works the ADM facility in Mount Vernon.
It's hard to beat an SD40-2 wearing the P&L paint scheme. Now if we only had some on the P&L too...
EVWR 3834 poses in Mount Vernon prior to doing a little switching around town and heading up the MVT2 to McLeansboro, IL.
Internet research indicates this locomotive is former United States Air Force #1691.
Apparently this unit is owned by a preservation group. I believe it's nee USAF. She's in restorable shape but needs to be kept out of the weather.
Sometimes you get lucky... a one in three chance of getting system locomotive in the lead and not a much better chance of full sun. Nice to be lucky when you are 400 miles away from home.
Evansville Western power is tied up next to a center cab locomotive at the Posey County Farm Bureau Co-Op in Mount Vernon, IN.
Power parked at EVWR headquarters.
A loaded coal train pulls across Indiana Hwy 62 towards Mt Vernon Terminal.
The Evansville Western Mount Vernon switcher is working the many industries located in Mt. Vernon.The EVWR has 2 of these ugly GMTX leasers, and I was lucky enough to get both leading today.
The Evansville Western Mt. Vernon Local heading eastbound with 68 cars for CSX at Evansville.
Run Through coal loads headed for CSX Howell yard in Evansville Ind.This train loaded at The Patiki Mine in Epworth ILL. and will run over EVWR trackage to Evansville.
EVWR loco returning to Mount Vernon From Evansville.
The daily train to Evansville leaves Mt. Vernon behind GP38-2 3833 and GP39M-2 units 3836 & 3837.