Near sunset, an eastbound coal load roars past ISU Switch, wests of Chillicothe, IA. Note that the paint used on No. 8890 is of two different types, with the separation visible right down the midd... (more)
I had often looked at this location as a possible photo location but usually I wasn't equipped to wade through the bog to get the shot. Well, that changed last night when a buddy and I waded throu... (more)
BNSF light power moves around in the Vancouver Yard.
In another view from the Bird Point area we see another coal train approximately a week later. The down turn in coal will really have an impact on the Alaska RR, as if we needed another, as these ... (more)
I have been doing some hiking around the Bird Point area recently and was rewarded with this shot of the south coal train headed for Seward on a beautiful August afternoon
An executive MAC leads westbound empties.
CSX 581 passes the depot in Kennesaw, GA late on a Friday evening with 3 dark future EMDs for power.
4 Nikon SB24s. Two on the train at full power, one on the grass at 1/4 power (hidden in the... (more)
Even a faded YN3 MAC looks good curving through the cut along Nickajack Lake.
Three EMD's and a lone GE Dash 9 lead the daily Hamlet to Atlanta manifest upgrade through the quiet town of Bogart on a peaceful Sunday evening.
I don't like the YN3.5 paint scheme, but it looks good clean and is a damn sight better than the crumby, faded paint that EMD applied.
Paducah & Louisville empty coal train blasts out of Kosmosdale, with the Kentucky Wildcats paint scheme 2012 on point.
photo by Steve Smedley
Eastbound 101 passing MP 590 on the ex-Cotton Belt trackage.
CSX Q248 pulls a long string of autoracks north past the former B&O depot in Hamilton, Ohio. The Indianapolis Subdivision meets the Cincinnati Terminal Subdivision just south of the depot. Taken w... (more)