A classic spartan cab SD70 leads a train of Chapel Hill bound coal loads through the curve at East Spencer as the N&W 611 deadhead move arrives on the north Old Spencer Yard lead on a snowy aftern... (more)
A light snowfall greets the N&W 611 as it steams up Yadkin Hill on its final approach to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, where it will spend the next few months getting prepared for anot... (more)
Linwood to Macon train 119 is just underway from Spencer Yard with three GEs struggling to hold the rail amidst the snow and sleet with a big train. The lead unit is a product of Norfolk Southern'... (more)
Having just departed Linwood Yard, Norfolk Southern train P61 heads south through Spencer, NC on December 30, 2016. Once in Salisbury, it will continue west on the S-line.
In the early morning sunlight, Amtrak train 73, the morning Piedmont service, heads south through Spencer, NC on December 30, 2016.
Amtrak 74 zips by Five Row toward the next station stop at High Point, NC. In the distance is local P61. I wanted to get the trains side by side, but didn't have time to put the telephoto on the c... (more)
NS P61 tackles the hill at Five Row with a rather short train bound for various industries on the S-line.
NS 91Q runs light to pick up their train of ties bound for the N-line between Salisbury and Albemarle.
Rock dumper 97Q heads south with two old workhorses doing the honors.
NS random extra E72 (later called "135 in disguise" by the Asheville Dispatcher) grinds up the hill at Five Row with a huge train bound for parts West.
NS P61 rolls uphill at Five Row passing by the brilliant fall colors on the trees that are just past peak with a pair of ex-leaser / BN SD40-2 leading a SOU hi-hood GP38-2 and a CR GP38-2.
Hot stacks blitz southward after a brief crew change in Linwood.
Northbound Amtrak Piedmont service No. 74 kicks up freshly fallen leaves as the train races to the next station stop at High Point, NC. Due to the wye at the Raleigh station being taken out of ser... (more)
A short and light 135 makes easy work of Yadkin Hill as they begin their trek toward Asheville with a CREX leader doing the honors.
CREX 1210 charges up Yadkin Hill towards Salisbury on this cold fall morning enroute to Debutts Yard in Chattanooga, TN.