Just before sunrise, the conductor and engineer of NS 2548 North inspect their power before departing. The engineer is reaching up to unlatch one of the engine compartment doors on his lead unit, ... (more)
On Kansas City Terminal's busy four-track main line between Santa Fe Junction and the Gooseneck, a pair of NS light GEs overtake a BNSF northbound. Note the green aspect in the distance, signaling... (more)
In high winds with blowing snow, SD70MAC No. 8903 pushes on the rear of an eastbound BNSF coal drag at Cameron, IL. Less than a half mile in the other direction, the Transcon flies over this main ... (more)
A manifest from the Twin Cities has just arrived at B Plant in Galesburg, IL, and will now head for the yard. Meanwhile, westbound coal empties wait in the distance to continue on the main line to... (more)
On a sunny afternoon, Amtrak No. 3 departs Galesburg, IL. At Academy, the line splits, with one leg passing through the big yard, and the other past the siding at Clay.
In March of 2008, three big GEs pull a heavy grain train southward on the Choctaw Sub toward Tower 55. Meanwhile, a southbound loaded coal drag on the adjacent main track waits for a crew.
UP 8790 North, a trackage rights train of coal empties, crosses over the Highway 77 in Thackerville. The train is using the BNSF's line between Ft. Worth and Wichita, KS to reach its own rails bac... (more)
Wending its ways along the western shore of the Mississippi River, DM&E 6458 South is headed for the Quad Cities.
An empty BNSF iron ore train heads back to Minnesota for another load of taconite. Directly in front of us is the Mississippi, covered in snow and ice.
A couple CP 40s coupled to an eastbound DM&E manifest await a new crew.
Under a hazy sun, CSX power congregates at the engine terminal. Unlike NS, CSX has retained the red warning lights on the nose of its ex-Conrail power.
As seen from the other side of Interstate 75, rebuilt SD40-2 No. 2416 and slug No. 1055 pull a string of cars toward the south end of the yard. Once there, they'll push the cars over the hump.
Big NS GEVO No. 7504 leads a northbound manifest toward a bridge that crosses over CSX's LCL Sub at Walton, KY.
With CSX tracks on either side of it, NS 9440 North departs Gest St. Yard. The second unit in the consist is the first SD60E, No. 6800.
Late in the afternoon, a southbound coal train meets a train with loads of "snap-track" headed for Argentine Yard.