FEC officials celebrate and christen the locomotives with a bottle of champaign on FEC 100's snowplow. This photo was used with my permission by the FEC for their PR.
FEC 101 and friends are positioned during the ceremony celebrating thier arrival at Bowden Yard. No one would have ever guessed they would leave in 2014.
Power waiting its next call to duty.
NS power in the yard.
NS keeps em moving! I am always impressed on how well this railway runs.
My first shot of an NS SD70M-2! The Yard job is seen working the yard. I overheard on the radio the NS crews talking about the railbuff taking pics of "the monster" as they called it.
Clear signal for a northbound at the south end of Green Mountain siding.
Daybreak at Jasper, Va.: clear block for CSX U30306
The station switcher at Louisville--SW-1 #14--handles a few Monon head end cars as the southbound South Wind, with ACL power, awaits departure time.
Back in the days when the CSX Santa Claus Special still tossed off toys and candy while moving, Santa and his elves pelt folks just north of Ft. Blackmore with all sorts of goodies.
Somber black power of the L&N--including an F9 just in from Louisville (via the Lebanon Branch), and an Alco switcher--line up for sand at the old steam-era coaling dock.
ET's 208 takes to the street during switching at Elizabethton, Tennessee.
ET's 208 takes water at the tank at Bemberg, while fireman Earl Vest cuts coal for the afternoon switching work, and the trip back home to Johnson City.
Track crew cleans up and repairs a switch, after ET&WNC 208 derailed (she's simmering behind the photographer).