215 charges up the grade at Winfield. Traffic was very light on this day, so there was nothing to hold this train up. The crew's trip from Burnside to here has only taken slightly over an hour.
After shoving loaded grain train 56G over the hill into Powell, the power for northbound grain empties train 55G returns to Laurel to recouple to their train, and continue north.
A nice set of power leads this southbound, crossing the Tennessee River. The trailing SD40-2 is 8388, which could easily be confused for "Crazy Eights" at first glance...
Grain empties speed north approaching the siding at Amherst.
A solo MAC leads a long string of empty hoppers north, crossing the NS West End at the Willoughby diamond, a couple dozen yards back.
On the beautiful morning of the second day of 2016, NS 111 flies south thru the community of Oliver Springs.
112 rumbles across the Clinch River shortly after leaving Sevier Yard, bound for Kansas City.
The "Valley Girl" leads 23G south at Oakdale.
For the second time in about three weeks, the Conrail unit is passing thru East Tennessee. This time, on 23G, seen here at Oakdale.
In the nice, early morning light, 147 rounds the curve and ducks under the signal bridge at Oakdale.
A classic GP60 leads an OLS SD40-2, and an SD60E rebuild powering a rather short West Local.
A "Big Six" leads ballast loads north at S.E. Amherst.
The Conrail heritage unit leads eight other engines on a rather short 112 stopped at Laurel. A southbound loaded grain train would arrive shortly, and the crew of 112 would tie their power on the ... (more)
15T comes rolling into City Yard. Unfortunately, he would only make it to West End Two Tracks, before their trip was delayed by a train that had went into emergency in Loudon.
This day's T69 is powered by an Admiral Cab SD40 rebuild, a GP38 (also an Admiral Cab) and a MP15DC. Pretty unusual.