175's destination has been changed from Macon, GA to Birmingham, AL today, making for a nice run down the AGS North past the beautifully maintained depot in Ft Payne.
Delayed significantly by a southbound with engine troubles on the single track, NS 201-01 lays the hammer down as it clears the speed restrictions on Raccoon Mountain.
Even a faded YN3 MAC looks good curving through the cut along Nickajack Lake.
NS train 66K-29 brings 75 brand new WCRC aluminum aggregate hoppers from Roanoke, VA to Memphis, TN for delivery out west. Like many of my photos this year, I reckon this is my last photo of the ... (more)
Running as CSX Z34603, NS train 162-02 passes the searchlights at Alaten, which derives its name from the nearby Alabama/Tennessee border.
Looking pretty good for a 20 year old paint job, an unpatched Southern Pacific loco has permission to bring "twenty-two Nacho" into Atlanta.
I don't like the YN3.5 paint scheme, but it looks good clean and is a damn sight better than the crumby, faded paint that EMD applied.
A Montgomery to Atlanta freight slides down the Vaughn Connection crossing from the A&WP to the ACL.
My last shot of the ACL doll arm searchlight and dwarf at Stratford. There is now an aluminum cantilever signal bridge above.
CP's hot Vancouver to Chicago intermodal crosses the mighty Mississippi with a ratty but functional GE leading the way.
UP train YSPMP 10 pulls out of East Minneapolis Yard headed back to St Paul with a nice looking leaser on point. BNSF crews are hard at work double tracking the Midway Sub west of here.
A RRVW local splits the signals on the RRVW controlled CTC signals.
A matched set of Cascade Green SD40s catch the golden rays of a North Dakota sunset.
RRVW train HABR06, better know as the Hankinson Turn, takes the wye from CP to BNSF on a very late return trip back to home rails in Breckinridge, MN. I've been photographing trains for 25 years ... (more)
Growing up on the Grand Trunk Western, I've always had a thing for SW1200RS units. Here a pair of ex-CP locos drill cars at the east end of Breckinridge.