Even after all these years you can still find remnants of the Penn Central riding the rails.
a loaded gondola of new ties for the Caramat Sub was set off by a 313 earlier in the week. The auto carrier next to it didn't want to let go!
Light Weight The weight of empty aluminum coal gondolas show their rail bending capabilities as they sit atop 90 lb rail rolled only miles east of this location at the more)
While these mating worms have lasted longer than the parent railroad they represented, their deterioration is a good example of how tough life got on that railroad in the mid-70s.
Beginning in 1992 by NS as a program to remanufacture its aging coal hopper fleet into higher capacity assets, the Top Gon rebuilds were constructed for NS by the Roanoke East Shops to a tune of 1... (more)
Reminder of the railroad that "used" to pass through town.
Southern Pacific Lines Tracing its origin to the 1870s, Southern Pacific’s Sunset medallion could be found on railroad maps, timetables, bridges and even on the nose of E-unit locomotives.... (more)
Railgon Incorporated on May 24, 1979 as the Railgon Company, Railgon would go on to acquire a fleet of standardized, high-quality gondola cars that were pooled and could be freely reload... (more)
The weakest link has been found!
A Conrail gondola flips over with the help of an excavator. It's the end of the line for this gon as NS scraps several next to its main line near downtown Decatur.
The Penn Central, hated by many-loved by few. Apparently hated by someone so much that it warranted putting a bullet right through the "heart" of one of the mating worms.
Shield of a warrior...
The grade gave way and dumped two full cars of scrap metal for Nucor Steel out onto the street. Traffic was blocked for a few hours until they got a front loader in to scrape and or push it back o... (more)
Aftermath of yesterday's derailment of 27 coal hoppers on the Whitethorne District of NS
Aftermath of yesterday's derailment of 27 coal hoppers on the Whitethorne District of NS.