The crew of F742 lets the breeze into the open door as they wait for the Fetner signals guarding the shared double-track with NS to go green. In just a moment they'll be off, and soon will be in t... (more)
The Amtrak logo stands out against the brick wall of the historic Walker Warehouse which houses Durham's new rail station.
Crossbucks and a golden sunset
Following the departure of the southbound Silver Star, the platform lights of the Cary Amtrak station illuminate the CSX rails which will now lie dormant until morning.
A local camera club is out on a field trip working on night exposures with the southbound Silver Star as the main event. Most folks seemed to have an enjoyable first time railfanning.
At 53 years old, the drivers of this former NdeM 4-8-4 have plenty of character. Note the distinctive shield cast in the lower left of the photo - thanks to J and those who wrote me to identify it... (more)
Having been out of the loop when it comes to the NHIR for a while, I was surprised to see this beast resting outside the shops on a recent visit. Unfortunately, it would be the only steam locomoti... (more)
Waiting to be unloaded
The crew of F725, the relief crew for the Apex-Durham turn, has completed their work on a Friday afternoon and is about to back the power into the storage track on the far right for the weekend. T... (more)
Steel on Steel
After decades of faithful service beneath the coal hoppers which brought power to Duke University Medical Center, seen in the background, this switch stand lays on its side awaiting removal, and p... (more)
The fuel tank of this veteran EMD is glowing is the late afternoon sun
A veteran SD40-2 sits silently in the yard at Radford, resting for the weekend
Empty hoppers headed west on a Sunday afternoon
Two discarded spikes sit on the old loading ramp next to the restored freight depot in Christiansburg as NS 23G roars past. Many thanks to my tour guide on my first trip to the area.