NS 173 rounds the Cramerton curve, 15 miles W of Charlotte on the Piedmont Division main.
Extra 9007 east, empty hoppers from the Roberts Bank export terminal, meets export coal extra 5814 west at the crew change point of North Bend in the Fraser River Canyon.
A rerouted BNSF San Bernardino-Birmingham intermodal train crosses the Mississippi River on KCS rails with Old Glory flying in the stiff breeze. The reroute was due to track work on the former Fr... (more)
Bangor and Aroostook's NMJ yard job works over the Guilford/Maine Central line at Northern Maine Junction, just outside of Bangor.
The Piedmont crosses Dale Earnhardt Blvd., renumber to NC 3 in the memory of the NASCAR star. Kannapolis, 25 miles NE of Charlotte, was Earnhardt's home town. NS 119 passes on track 1.
A three-builder consist, including an MLW/Alco B-unit, leads a southbound freight past Porteau Cove Provencial Park, about 20 miles north of North Vancouver.
Carolina Southern's spiffy GP18 rests for the night at Chadbourn. This flash stuff is pretty easy when you just jack up the ISO!!(ISO 800, 50 mm, f/2.8, single flash burst)
The Carolinian (left) and the Piedmont simultaneously make their stops at High Point's newly refurbished station on Memorial Day.
Veteran EMD power leads a north bound 88-car empty Santee Cooper hopper train at Emerson, 40 miles N of Myrtle Beach, SC on former ACL rails. All of the units were on-line. The same consist pull... (more)
NS 213 winds through the south end of the reverse curves at Cramerton, 15 miles W of Charlotte on the former SOU main, with the warbonnet GP60M leading. The power is working hard with about 12,00... (more)
NS 753 has a signal on both tracks as the DS already has the entire run-around lined for the empty Belmont hopper train to reverse course and head north. I'm a bit surprised the CTC allows this!
A whiteface leads intermodal train 213 through the intermediate signals at Lowell, 15 miles west of Charlotte on the former SOU main.
CSX local F793 is tied up on the former Piedmont and Northern main line at Mt. Holly, NC, 10 miles west of Charlotte. This is the westernmost active point on the former P&N NC line, which now ser... (more)
An NS inspection special hurries south at Haydock, 15 miles N of Charlotte on the former SOU main.
Three GP60's and an SD40-2 lead another very long 213 up the grade at the south end of the reverse curves in Cramerton, 15 miles W of Charlotte on the former SOU main.