The start of my day. The atmosphere is still relatively cool, as NS 116 heads north at CP McCoy, passing a stopped southbound grain train. But the cool feel in the air wouldn't last long...
Less than four months out of the factory, CSX 3203 is serving pusher duty at Morley, where it sets lifeless, awaiting the next assignment. CSX keeps at least one engine stationed here full time. W... (more)
Back where my day began. After a long, hot day of railfaning the Knoxville area, I photograph my last train of the day, in the same spot I shot the first one of the day. NS 15T rolls west through ... (more)
A meeting downtown. NS 69W cruises eastbound into downtown Knoxville on Main 1, passing a stopped westbound 131 on Main 2. There was a time back in the Southern Railway days, when this rath... (more)
The power from local train T34 is shoving on the tail end of NS 111 to help the train up the grueling grade on Chestnut Ridge.
Today's 111 had a very healthy power consist, with six high horsepower units up front (including a CSX GEVO). However, the 9300 ton train will still need a push to make it over Chestnut Ridge, whe... (more)
In the early morning light, NS 56G sits at Baxter Ave. awaiting the arrival of a fresh crew to take the train to Loudon. Four high horsepower units, including a Dash 9 from NS' first widecab GE or... (more)
While waiting with several other railfans for NS 132, with the CNJ Heritage unit leading, to come east into Knoxville, NS 15T rolled by westbound with a nice ex-Conrail leader. The second unit was... (more)
A rare, and ratty looking, standard cab SD70 leads 27V northbound across the Clinch River into Clinton. This unit has defiantly seen better days, and is in serious need of a repaint. If you look c... (more)
Pushing away. The second unit in NS' order of (just 4000 HP at the time) ES40DCs serves as DPU on 23G this morning. The train will take the siding, just across the Clinch River, to allow 27... (more)
NS 23G negotiates the tight curve at the Depot in Clinton, with a nice ACe leading.
NS 162 arrives in Knoxville behind a pair of elephant style GEs, with a CP leader.
End of the chase. After chasing NS 111 from just south of Dossett, all the way through Clinton, this would be the last shot of this train. The crew had held the train in the siding to allow... (more)
The chase of NS 111 south through Clinton continues. The train is seen here just south of CP Mullin Ridge.
NS M12 (112 Extra) heads north on the K&O approaching East Siding, behind a pair of elephant style Dash 9s. 111 south is waiting in the siding just ahead for him to clear.