NECR nocturnal freight 324 completes an NECR Christmas Card scene rolling past the ex-Central Vermont Railway freight house in the quintessential Vermont village, South Royalton at 04:00.
The spacer car local approaches it's major customer, PPG Industries west of Shelby. The spacer was needed to spread the load on the Buffalo Creek trestle near Blacksburg, SC. Just east of here, ... (more)
A Norfolk Southern GP38-2 rebuild makes an appearance on the Conrail Shared Assets Operations SouthernSecondary.
NS high hood 5115 leads D3V south out of Gibson City.
Rock dumper 97Q heads south with two old workhorses doing the honors.
Just a Baby:Just a year and a half after beginning operations, an EVWR GP38-2, and two GP39-2's throttle up as they pull a train out of CSX Howell Yard. This operation was still new at this... (more)
Kicking Up PowderThursday, December 15 , 2016 was a bitterly cold day, with wind chills dropping well below zero. The gusts had formed snow drifts against the rails, causing trains ... (more)
NS high hood 5115 leads D3V south past a old Wabash signal north of Bement.
KBS 701 south is seen on the approach the small interchange / storage yard at the north end of Danville. This was the best fall foliage I could come up with on a very bland, straight and seldom us... (more)
A short 5 car KB&S hopper train heads south by the elevator at Heaton, IL. Does anyone happen to know what business they have south of Cheneyville other than storage cars?
Shortly after crossing the TP&W, KBS 701 & 702 roll across the harvested fields and small wind farm outside Sheldon, IL on the Danville Branch.
A southbound gondola train departs the KB&S headquaters at Iroquois on the line to Lafayette. Another crew would grab a small cut of cars for Cheneyville and Danville.
Under The Wires
Freight on the NEC used to be a daily occurrence, but since the Amtrak takeover, the number of actual through freights has dwindled and the Boston to DC line now se... (more)
A pair of GATX Geeps take the siding as a BNSF fright pulls into the BNSF's North Yard in Fort Collins.
Conrail ME-47 runs nightly as a transfer from Metuchen Yard to Oak Island Yard and return. The train will occasionally run in daylight as an extra, especially on weekends or around holidays. In ... (more)