A southbound Bellevue to Birmingham freight has a perfectly time meet with train 170-17 from Chattanooga to Columbus.
With the Beatles unit leading, an empty grain train crosses the NS just south of downtown Chattanooga.
An empty coal train passes under the 7 track signal bridge at NS 23rd Street. Due to the shallow angle, the diamonds have movable point frogs. If you look just to the left of the lead motor, the... (more)
With a bad winter and record setting crude oil traffic, 2014 was an unexpected, but much appreciated year of crazy motive power consists.
A CSX mixed autorack/intermodal crosses over I-24 climbing up Racoon Mountain.
A high hood SD40-2 gets a 117 car transfer moving up the steep grade from Mecaslin to Howell Tower.
With the original SP number 7336 bleeding through, a rebuilt SD40 leads a 14,000 hp consist after a quick crew change at Tilford yard.
A one unit wonder glides across the Etowah River on a pristine winter day.
UP runthrough power brightens up a winter day.
A yard job fronting as a local blows through the now replaced signals at NE Emerson.
Autoracks in the sweeping curve just north of the Etowah River Bridge.
I took the day off for this consist, the last Soo Line unit I photographed leading a train (so far).
Probably one of the few YN3.5 punctuation mark units to pass this signal. The PTC box and signals have already been installed and were cut in later in the year.
This perfectly placed signal has since succumbed to PTC upgrading. At least the C40-8 is still in YN2 paint!
I don't use the word epic much, but it applies to this consist rolling through the North Georgia Piedmont.