It's the second day of the year 1989--a dark and dreary winter's day in Eastern Kentucky--and the former L&N yard at Hazard is shut down for New Year's. A motley collection of former L&N, SCL and ... (more)
The Westmoreland dump train eases into Andover from Wentz, on the Stonega Branch. This self-unloading train ran from 1988 until 1995, shuttling coal from the mine at Holton to a prep plant at Went... (more)
On a cool and clear early fall morning, Louisville KY bound W038-25 grinds up the grade at Independence KY with a classic SD40-2 at the point.
Wisconsin & Southern's Saturday morning job to the Elkhorn branch accelerates out of Avalon after switching the local grain elevator behind a pair of non-dynamic brake SD40-2s of MP heritage. Aft... (more)
A southbound hopper train rolls along the Cumberland River just south of Artemus en route to the Straight Creek Branch for loading. The second track is actually the lead for a coal load out.
A westbound CSX empty hopper train tops the hill at Big Cut, VA on former Southern trackage. This pronounced vertical curve goes from nearly 2 percent upgrade on the far side to nearly 1.9 percent... (more)
Engineer of the 975 was having a great time hauling the Light Power Move with the two FT units in tow for Kirkwood MO Museum.
An Inman yard job sits at the east end of the yard with a string of HUB Group and EMP containers. A couple of SD40-2's, of Conrail and Burlington Northern heritage, power the yard job. And althoug... (more)
An Inman to Industry Yard transfer, lead by a pair of SD40-2s and two widecab GE motors, pulls a cut of autoracks ahead while 361 to the left awaits a new crew. However it would be at least anothe... (more)
Look what the BNSF is using to switch John Deere's East Moline Combine plant. The unit was set out at Barstow,IL. about a week ago and has ended up as the John Deere switcher. The unit never touch... (more)
UP 1631, 1593, & 1584 lead the Grand Island turn westbound.
"Farm & Done"
NS train 290 passes the quaint community and farms of Lee's Crossroads, PA on the floor of the Cumberland Valley of the former Reading Lines Lurgan Branch.
A torrential thunderstorm greets FEC train 109 as it rolls south across the Crane Creek Bridge in downtown Melbourne. Over 4 inches of rain fell from this storm.
Thanks to a heads up from Mike Vandenberg, I was able to nab this nice pair of SD40-2s leading a manifest toward Willmar, seen from the US 12 overpass just east of Kerkhoven.