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.
NS 132 is reflected very nicely in the glass smooth waters of Fort Loudon Lake, in the early morning light. Third unit is a SD80MAC. My first time capturing one on film, or pixels, as it were...
A rather short 229 speeds past the CP at South Waters.
With high/wide loads occupying the first three cars, 167 gets rolling south again, after meeting 115, and NS' new monster manifest 101 at Tunnel 25.