736's DPU keeps on pushing as the train accelerates towards Bridgeport.
The Hill Job is on it's way back from Barin's quarry, but before heading back to the yard, they switch at a local foundry that makes automotive brake parts.
Taken from our escort vehicle during a yard tour. Always good to see those bright BNSF colors! Thanks to BNSF for hosting the Citizens for Rail Security meeting at East Thomas!
Architecture shot of the former Southern Finley shops. Beautiful building that still smelled like it should!
The BNSF yardmaster has a light evening on his hands and was able to have a few of us from the CRS meeting up in the tower. Many thanks to BNSF for inviting us to East Thomas!
One of the awesome yard engines at East Thomas, the 1717 sits just west of the turntable. Extra special thanks to the BNSF for setting up the Citizens for Rail Security meeting and allowing us to ... (more)
After leaving all but one car at Sylacauga for the EARY, M37 holds in the siding as an eastbound 334 stops at Lipsy to allow the trainmaster to hop aboard and get back to Columbus, GA
A second section of NS 137 prepares to shove back into the connection with the EARY. M37 would then leave all but one car. The traimaster was riding with the crew, and would later hop on NS 334 to... (more)
A rarely seen GE 110-ton unit idles briefly while shuffling around some hoppers at Imery's in Sylacauga. This unit was formerly employed at Hammermill Paper in Erie, PA.
Now if I could only get this same scene with three Central of Georgia RS-3's, I'd be in heaven...
A trio of SD60's lead today's 198 across the kudzu-covered fill near West Opelika.
Leading 8000+ tons, NS 187 passes under the wooden bridge at Pine Hill Rd, having just received orders to pick up an extra 2000 tons at Lovick.
Having just passed a banner test, 334 gets rolling again amongst a hellacious local downpour, while the bridge in the background remained dry and sunny.
Two GSWR F-units sit parked on the main, with a handful of empty logracks from the mill up in Durand, GA.
Q618 gets blocks north and proceeds across the Central of Georgia in downtown Opelika. A former West Point Route coaling tower maintains its presence just RR south of the diamond.