A northbound train is heading up the Short Line toward Cincinnati.
While at the streamliners event there was relief from the crowds and the heat in the shade here where one could always find a good conversation with knowledgeable railfans.
"It ain't prototype". Yeah, but it's pretty. This late model GP9 is great looking in passenger colors, which it did not wear in service. N&W as it should have been I like to think.
Back in the "rainbow days" this southbound freight is roaring along parallel to the highway on the south side of town. This train and 575 were the usual ones I shot.
Now lined for the main, this northbound is doing a little waiting before pulling forward to put his train back together. All we hear is the low speed idle turbo whine and the cicadas buzzing in t... (more)
With a rebuild already working for its fourth owner this northbound hopper train is shoving the front of its train into the second tail track to clear the switch before heading thru Hagans Tunnel.... (more)
With a rebuild already working for its fourth owner this northbound hopper train is working its way down the beautiful rural valley at the extreme western tip of the state.
A set of power lays over at the edge of the Conrail world.
Portrait of a survivor. I like these rebuilds. They do the job and don't look like "a kid in tennis shoes".
These two older units have a good roll on heading northbound by the first siding north of Erwin.
Roaring out of town with a bunch of empty covered hoppers this great old rebuild leads a northbound.
Westbound excursion positioning move headed to Bristol on a dank day passes one of the oldest stations on the line, now used by a farm equipment dealer.
Eastbound Chattanooga to Bellevue freight races thru town at a steady 45 MPH as requested by some guys in a hi-rail. They may have bee testing signal timing. Note the beautiful CPLs at the west ... (more)
After waiting for good sun for hours at last a northbound train on the sawtooth profile.
Demoted to freight service this future celebrity teams up with a celebrity of the day to wheel a eastbound freight toward Barstow.,