Although Norfolk Southern's C39-8's are living on borrowed time, the continue to earn their keep. I witnessed 7 C39-8's in service on the Alabama Division this weekend, but catching the 8590 on t... (more)
Rare bird on 571, only a dozen or so C39-8s left on the system
Northbound coal trains meet on the Mon Line, led by a C40 at left and a C39 at right.
Some dark clouds have moved away and the sun is back out as 21Z creeps around the big curve at CP 421 in Elkhart with an old C39-8 doing the honors.
A Norfolk Southern veteran awaits an uncertain fate at Progress Rail
A rare Conrail C39 (only 22 on the roster) crosses the Ohio River with a container train.
A trio of GE's sit idle in the house track in downtown Harriman basking in the sun.
Not one, but two old C39-8s led this coal drag between Norton and St. Paul on the Clinch Valley. This one appears to have been in a wreck and is the worse for wear.
With a couple of mtys stored on the siding, a C39-8 idles away on the Clinch Valley awaiting a fresh crew. Not many of these left, but still show up often on the Pokey.
A single locomotive powers 65K, which consists of empty Whitestone Supply hoppers, across the span over the west branch of the Rocky River in Olmsted Falls, Ohio
A Pair of old GE's lead up the storage tracks at Progress Rail. One being a former ATSF unit, the other of unknown origins.
Eastbound at Clanton Street.
Local A48 switches in downtown Opelika with a C39-8 and a GP38.
With the rugged ridges of WV rising behind, pusher set J52 prepares to take a loaded coal drag east over the Elkhorn Grade. The crew has the EOT device stored on the catcher up front.