Crewed by the most senior engineer and conductor on the NA district, 75Z sits on the mainline waiting on NS 320 at Bryan. This train loads at a mine near Parrish, AL, and goes to Bremen, GA where ... (more)
Dwelling amidst the kudzu covered banks of the Etowah river, I snapped this shot of Q540 as it wound down to the river in heavy DB from the top of the hill at Emerson.
The 4306 waits between shifts at Livingston for what looked like work on the electronics. Taken with permission from MRL.
Six MRL Aces wind their way back down the 2.2 percent grade at Austin towards Helena where they'll get their next assignment.
Some very sweet backlighting highlights the details of the hills and lines of the locomotives, as this BNSF run-through makes for Livingston.
A well placed skylight beams down on the nose of the MRL 111 while waiting repairs from the 2nd shift crew which will be on duty soon. Photo taken with permission from MRL.
The builders plate and whistle rest on the tender after a dedication ceremony for the cosmetic restoration of the SRM 104, formerly employed at the Red River and Gulf Railroad.
The northbound Crescent makes a stop at Gainesville, GA, stopping for only about 5 minutes before getting back on the move.
G667 slows to a stop just before the crossing at the south end of Gloster, as traffic races ahead, thinking they have to beat the train. Q194 was only minutes away from hitting the HBD at Lilburn,... (more)
After officiating some hockey games in Snellville, I took the long way home, and caught this grain train making its way south to Gloster to meet one northbound.
The grain trains power cuts away to go down and take the switch to pick up a lone covered hopper behind me at Univeter Rd.
A heavy grain train plus 5 early EMD units in Run 8 makes my day!
Traffic stops, looks, and listens to first generation EMD power!
GNRR 316 leads some cars north to be tucked away for the arrival of CSX G110, which will be transferred to them soon.
CSXT 390 leads a string of loaded Herzog ballast hoppers northbound across Etowah River.