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.
Two generations of motive power meet on 611's final weekend at NCTM for awhile. The two locomotives are having a 'whistle off'.
Shortly after the transitioning from night to day, the NS 958 ferry move with N&W 611 rolls across the Yadkin river in Spencer, NC bound for Roanoke.
A nasty storm is moving in from the South as 611 pushes forward for another caboose hop at the NCTM