The last time a scene like this will occur, a ex--Southern Railway high hood leader on a loaded woodchip train heading west on the S-Line, with less than 20 left, this will make a grown man cry.
First Union Rail (FURX) SD40-2 Nos. 3022 and 3041 switch Union Pacific’s Joliet Intermodal Terminal (JIT, also known as Global IV) at Joliet, Illinois, on November 10, 2011.
NS P26 passes Oakland Junction on a beautiful spring afternoon with one of 25 SD40-2s (as of this post) retaining their original high short hood. The line splitting off towards the right is the be... (more)
The veteran 1978 EMD at the head end of P26 splits the classic signals at Oakland Junction with a long Sunday train from Chamblee in tow.
A pair of matched ICE'r units pull hard on the daily 485 manifest after crossing the diamond at Duplainville.
Pan Am train POED attacks the hill at Wachusett, passing a loaded coal train waiting for a crew. For more, check out my Flickr!
Local P26 crawls to a stop to let the conductor out and throw switches as the train enters Industry Yard.
Southern trademarks: Coca-Cola, Atlanta, and a former Southern SD40-2 set as Southern a scene as I can create as P26 proceeds down to Industry Yard after waiting for CSX Q042 to clear the g... (more)
Two of a kind: A duo of consecutively numbered and former L&N SD40-2's, both built in 1974, work the Tilford hump on a beautiful springlike day in Atlanta.
NS SD40-2 3270, still retaining its high hood from Southern days, leads local train P26 through the Gulch in downtown Atlanta. The Coca-Cola building, Phillips Arena, CNN Center, and Bank of Ameri... (more)
W&LE 6352 leads 300 up the 1% grade with a 33x2 train in tow.
An ex-L&N SD40-2 and slug work a hump job in CSX's Tilford Yard. Of note, consecutively-numbered 2434 is working a few tracks over.
NS P26 creeps ahead at less than 1mph as the conductor walks to line a switch at the south end of Industry Yard.
The conductor of P26 hops out to re-line a set of switches so that P26 can continue to the south end of Industry Yard.
A high-hood SD40-2 leads P26, trundling by the Cut Rate Box factory at Oakland Junction at a breakneck speed of about 10mph.