Running on CSX trackage rights as Z38009, empty NS coal train 735-09 skirts the edge of the Tennessee River/Nickajack Lake.
Catching the Veteran's unit leading *on* Veteran's day is somewhat akin to catching a Heritage Locomotive on home railroad trackage!
I've always liked railroad signals and am really glad I stopped to capture a few evening photos of this signal bridge, even though it meant driving in day before Thanksgiving rush hour traffic.
Empty coal train 734 passes under some iconic buildings. The AT&T and Coca-Cola buildings are self explanatory, but the copper colored Bank of America building is currently the tallest building i... (more)
A southbound Bellevue to Birmingham freight has a perfectly time meet with train 170-17 from Chattanooga to Columbus.
With the Beatles unit leading, an empty grain train crosses the NS just south of downtown Chattanooga.
An empty coal train passes under the 7 track signal bridge at NS 23rd Street. Due to the shallow angle, the diamonds have movable point frogs. If you look just to the left of the lead motor, the... (more)
With a bad winter and record setting crude oil traffic, 2014 was an unexpected, but much appreciated year of crazy motive power consists.
A CSX mixed autorack/intermodal crosses over I-24 climbing up Racoon Mountain.
A high hood SD40-2 gets a 117 car transfer moving up the steep grade from Mecaslin to Howell Tower.
With the original SP number 7336 bleeding through, a rebuilt SD40 leads a 14,000 hp consist after a quick crew change at Tilford yard.
A one unit wonder glides across the Etowah River on a pristine winter day.
UP runthrough power brightens up a winter day.
A yard job fronting as a local blows through the now replaced signals at NE Emerson.
Autoracks in the sweeping curve just north of the Etowah River Bridge.