Where are they?
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them. Their power are doing wonders on the harsh slopes of the Andes.
A fast moving westbound kicks up the powdery beginnings of a several inch snowfall
NS freight is east of Blackstone.
During the early 90's the SP was quite colorful with begged and borrowed power. Witness this scene at Joliet with a set of rare C39-8's on CHPBM (Chicago-Pine Bluff Manifest).
A couple of Conrail C39-8's along with a SD40-2 lead a
CSX southbound by the Kentucky Railway Museum.
Conrail C39-8 6008 would eventually be owned by CSX as their 7483 before being retired.
NS 8617 long-hood forward southbound through Charlottesville, VA, crosses the CSX at grade.
Looking at the column of smoke makes you wonder if steam is still present...
Westbound near Narrows.
Last of the DinosaursThe last two Conrail C39-8's on NS property sit in the DeButts yard deadline. I would have loved to see these beasts out on the rails, but I guess I am too late for tha... (more)
NS 185 heads west between Shawsville and Montgomery Tunnel. Second unit is NS 8489, an ex-Conrail C36-7. These units didn't last long on NS.
A westbound intermodal run on a very historic line of NS (the East, Tennessee & Virginia, built before the Civil War) rolls across the South Fork of the Holston at the former junction town of Bluf... (more)
NS 133 heads south as it nears Danville.
NS 8605,8705 are departing eastbound out of Bluefield with coal loads.