Close up view of NS 6560 a SD60.
Four E8 and a couple of SD45-2 wait to grab their trains for a trip west during the last weeks of the EL.
Southbound CSX coal empties head south past M.U.S.A in a very steady rain shower.
A NS local switches the yard in Marion. Kodak DX6490 - ISO 80
NS-287 heads south with a very short train. Kodak DX6490 - ISO 80
Luckily this wasn't the mainline. An RS-3 is working at Marion in the weeks before Conrail.
The setting sun reflecting off eastbound autoracks.
Heritage colors are nothing new. Here's a N&W SD45 wearing Wabash blue! Ektachrome-X, Argus C-3
CR works the former Erie main next to the fabled Marion "Lionel Lines" tower. Tower was closed, but saved and moved later on. Conrail, like the Erie, became a fallen flag.
A couple of E-8 await their next assignment (unfortunately not for the Lake Cities) at the EL shops.