The NS 64E, with a single dash 9 for power brings a train of rusty grain hoppers past the small grain elevator at Duvall Rd, as a flock of starlings scatter.
The engineer looks though a pair of binoculars, making sure the guy standing on the overpass is only pointing a camera at him, as the NS 186 rolls through CP Craft.
With clouds beginning to roll in to the north, the 234 with its long, and colorful stacks, head past the open space in the late afternoon light.
Having re-crewed and departed Parsons Yard a few minutes ago, the CSX K174 heads out of the shadows through River, getting ready to head up the Columbus Line sub to Crestline.
The 234 starts into the curve by MP 662, eastbound on the Columbus District.
An old standard cab Dash 9 leads the NS 186 through the snow covered Renick Yard in Chillicothe.
With the outside temperature being around 12 this afternoon, the power for the NS 234 lets out a lot of heat, as the train goes into dynamic breaks, coming up on the approach signal at Rohr.
With some luck, the Q310 rolls by the frozen, snow covered farmland, during the few minutes the sun was shining, on this very cold winter afternoon.
Rolling through Vauces, the G862 passes by what was a cornfield a few months ago, now it is empty field, with a few inches of the stalks, covered by a light dusting of snow.
The Camp Chase heads back from Buckeye Yard with the cars they picked up from NS, with a little bit of snow on the ground, and the CCRA 1501 wearing a gray tarp to keep warm.
A short NS 308 with a single engine, rounds the long curve just to the north of Kingston, as it heads out of Pickaway, and into Ross County.
The power for the empty hopper train lets out a little smoke, as the engineer applies more power to bring the train back up to speed, after slowing down to pass through Circleville.
An old standard cab dash 8 leads the G862 grain train east on the Northern Sub, running parallel to US 23.
Ethanol train NS 68K passes by the empty, and lightly snow covered fields, south of Circleville, with HLCX 5965 trailing.
Former Conrail power complete with mismatched number boards leads the 218 back out into the open, where the power and a few containers catch a few rays of the late evening sunlight, on a very cold... (more)