The pre-daylight silence of an overcast August morning is shattered by the chest pounding thunder of Norfolk & Western 611 rolling out of the NCTM bound for Roanoke.
SOU 6900 rests outside of the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the NCTM. Just imagine, 6900, 6901, 6913, and 6914 pulling a string of silver streamlined passenger cars. Ah, one can dream!
The Norfolk Southern Hazmat Training Train is set up for training area emergency response personnel at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC.
Tour train at the Spencer Shop, Spencer NC.
A rail train led by NS 2502 rests beside local power awaiting the next call to duty. The 2502 has spent the past several months in storage and was recently released back into active service.
NS 5642 and SOU 2601 was not the only railroad equipment sitting side by side up at the NCTM today. Southern 2923 then after a nasty crash became SOU 6900 was sitting beside New Havens Pine Tree S... (more)
Southern Serves the South and the Norfolk Southern safety train in this shot. The safety train is a cool learning tool for first Responders to use. They turned box cars into class rooms witch I th... (more)
After dropping off a cut of cars in old Spencer yard NS 173 runs the wye to reverse the power and heads back to hook to its train with the conductor riding on the point.
NS 7514 leads a mixed freight north to Linwood with a L&C switcher trailing 3rd.
What an event! Streamliners at Spencer.
While the passengers detrain, it's time for a bit of work on 611. Here some of the volunteers attach a GoPro to the handrails just ahead of the reversing linkage.