285 glides down the hill, thru Oakdale.
As three NS southbound trains wait for their crews at Oakdale, a track inspector prepares to get off the rail at the grade crossing here.
With full dynamic brake engaged, NS 9945 North crawls downgrade into Oakdale, TN.
A rare catch these days... A standard cab Dash 9 leads hotshot 295 under the signals at Oakdale.
NS train 169 with NS #1083 holds main 2 as NS train 117 runs around them, 117 has NS, UP, CSX, NS. NS for power as 169 has NS, CP, NS for power
A pair of GE widecabs bring 295 gliding thru Oakdale.
Oakdale Tennessee was a division point of the second and third districts of the Southern now NS CNO&TP. Here we find the conductor of a northbound ballast train about to board his caboose.
The NS OCS rolls thru a 25 MPH speed restriction at Oakdale, on a trip south on the CNO&TP to Chattanooga, and eventually to Jacksonville, FL. I was very excited to see this train for the first ti... (more)
275 drifts toward Tunnel 25 after coming off Track 2 onto the single Main.
The "Valley Girl" leads 23G south at Oakdale.
For the second time in about three weeks, the Conrail unit is passing thru East Tennessee. This time, on 23G, seen here at Oakdale.
In the nice, early morning light, 147 rounds the curve and ducks under the signal bridge at Oakdale.
With high/wide loads occupying the first three cars, 167 gets rolling south again, after meeting 115, and NS' new monster manifest 101 at Tunnel 25.
In an unusual turn of events, the TVA plant at Kingston has told NS they do not need the load of coal on 894. They do have a train of empty hoppers they need rid of. So the crew has pulled the tra... (more)
Power from three different roads leads 167 south thru Oakdale. This is a vantage point I never tire of shooting from...