All is calm over the CSX Lineville Subdivision at the moment. A train derailment in LaGrange, GA has backed up traffic, leaving many crew less trains waiting in sidings for it to be cleaned up. O... (more)
The signal at the southend of Standing Rock, gets illuminated by a fast Q680. Passing with a high green, it keeps a steady speed of 50mph until arriving at the northend were it will decrease spee... (more)
Around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 6 a southbound freight train heading from Birmingham, AL to Waycross, GA encountered a person whom intentionally walked in front of it "a statement from the crew o... (more)
Normally powered by 3 or 4 locomotives, Q185 tows containers south with only two engines today. With a shorter train than usual, BNSF Dash 9 No. 4162 cruises through the small community of Standi... (more)
Stalling out in Roanoke, CSX train Q678 finally gets a hand after a 2 hour wait from southbound train Q181-22... Leaving the rest of its train at Broughton, its three engines with only the lead e... (more)
The evening sun shines bright on a couple of wide-cab GEs as they highball through Dickert with a long freight train. In about 7 miles, this train will cross the Tallapoosa River before entering ... (more)
A short consist of cars on CSX local A714 with lead engine CSXT No. 6424, wait for its next assignment along with other cars on a hot afternoon in the heart of Talladega, AL.
Streaking by at 50mph through the night air, a Birmingham, AL bound Q680 knocks down the signal at the southend of Standing Rock. This old weather beaten US&S color light signal has protected the... (more)
Speeding north on Track No. 1 container train Q124 makes a short presence in Lineville, AL while making a long journey to its destination in Chicago, IL.
A close look at an area of the rail where the lubricator pumps apply lubricant to the rail and flanges of the wheels that pass over it. This process reduces friction which promotes longer wheel a... (more)
Crawling through Roanoke, EMD and GE both power a heavy ballast train south consisting of 85 loaded Herzog cars.
Traveling long hood forward and just uncoupling from its cars, the single engine of A720 gets "spotlighted" by the sun while on the move to switch from the siding to the mainline. Once ... (more)
All the way from Jacksonville, FL containers roll north on steel rails behind a "Bright Future" trio of GE power. This paint scheme, has been on these engines since the early 90's and a... (more)
After a quick and efficient meet with Q183 some 10 miles away in Hogansville, the all AC powered Q133 is now in LaGrange transitioning o... (more)
A friendly wave from the engineer before he cruises by at 50mph with mixed freight and a lowered horsepower GE on the point. CSXT No. 5225 has had a 400 horsepower reduction from 4400 to 4000.