Heading north along the CP Windermere Sub at 8:30p.m. on a lovely summer evening.
NS 255 is led by a Canadian leader. The leader sports the "Dual Flag" scheme and it is one of my favorite schemes on the AC4400CWs.
A westbound CSX train climbs Afton Mountain on the North Mountain Subdivision.
Helpers pound away on one of the tough grades on the sawtooth profile with a southbound coal train. Here they are running as an eastbound on NS trackage rights. They will rejoin CSX's former Clinc... (more)
An eastbound mixed freight follows South Boulder Creek through the Tolland area.
March in this area is treacherous. On one of those lovely days that hold promise of spring we caught this southbound coal train in one of the increasingly few rural locales between Kingsport and ... (more)
Southbound coal holds the main passing through one of the most rural parts of the state. The white pines look to be about the right age to be from those seedlings passed out to FFA students in th... (more)
On a crisp spring morning the daily run departs northbound right on schedule which is "about the usual time" with a little bit of everything but lots of stuff for Eastman in Kingsport.
A Union Pacific Intermodal train climbs the grade eastbound at Cabazon.
A CSX ethanol train has departed SMS Rail Services and is heading north on Conrail Shared Assets as it crosses Raccoon Creek on a moveable bridge. Much to our surprise, the conductor got off the t... (more)
Like I was saying....as common as a consist like this once was, if you'd ever have told me it would be my shot of the day, I'd have said "no way"....funny how our perspectives change whe... (more)
Two of eight GEs leased by the LS&I ease their train of ore through Empire Junction en route to Eagle Mills and eventually the ore dock at Marquette.
A southbound loaded Nebraska Public Power (NPPX) coal train claws its way uphill on main track three past Coal Creek JCT near the town of Wright, WY. This train has just recently been loaded at th... (more)
Westbound coal empties snake around the base of the mountain, approaching the signal at the east end of Quinnimont. The view up here, located in Grandview State Park, is quite exceptional!
Behind a matched pair of CP beavers, 198 makes good time east for Glenwood after meeting one at Nashua and restoring west Hoffman.