I thought interesting consists were a thing of the past on FEC, however two Champions sandwiching one of the boobie twins was good enough for me.
A late running 210 run north along the San Sebastian River estuary at low tide.
The second leaser I shot this day. It felt like 2005, not 2015.
Delays from both trailing units dying allowed me to catch this train in daylight. I had low expectations, but a drink of water from the Ringgold Fire Department revived bluebird CEFX 3176 and the... (more)
"Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years." A Knoxville, TN to Macon, GA manifest make the posted 25mph over the Central of Georgia era jointed rail. NS has spent money to m... (more)
Sometimes it is nice to be surprised, in this case with a SD80MAC leading train 212. The 7203 had been bouncing around Atlanta, however it wasn't showing in Inman Yard or as assigned to 212 when ... (more)
With all six bulbs blazing, a BC Rail leader passes a golf course. I scored a hole in one with perfect weather and a good chase. This unit would end up making multiple runs between Atlanta, GA a... (more)
These motors are used to running huge trains on CN and they were put to the test on NS's mountainous East End District. After picking up racks at Honda in Lincoln, AL, the train was 50 tons below... (more)
Possibly the first time a C44-9WL has passed through Atlanta. An uncommon locomotive model & paint scheme for the Dogwood City.
The Veteran's unit is looking good and relatively clean, changing timetable direction from South to North as it moves from the Atlanta South District to the Norcross District on its way from Birmi... (more)
The worst winter in 30 years created havoc for railroads and motive power was no exception. In this case, a CSX ethanol train has the Katy Heritage Unit leading a former UP uni... (more)
With the majority re-numbered and re-stenciled KCS, I didn't think I'd ever photograph another TFM, especially 10 years after the change to KCS de Mexico.
The last day of January was a good one, with Amtrak trumping a solid KCS grey consist and TFM leader for train of the day. This is my second Amtrak Heritage capture, more)
NS's Sandusky, OH to Jacksonville, FL Roadrailer cruises down the ex-Central of Georgia Griffin District, which has been upgraded to 40mph south of Griffin. This is my sixteent... (more)
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes he eats you. With a very odd weather pattern, we had a lot of both this trip.