Built in 1980 as L&N 8098, this aging EMD can still get the job done on her own. After meeting L134, a 23-car Q339 eases out onto the main at South Deshler on a mild summer morning.
An unpatched Santa Fe Dash-9 provides all the power for a short roadrailer, blasting through the plant at East Blakeslee on the former Wabash. The searchlights and station sign aren't Santa Fe, bu... (more)
Empty oil cans charge out of Holgate behind a colorful trio of GE's, the leader being the Interstate heritage unit.
A mild late-winter morning finds eastbound rack train Q268 rolling through downtown Holton, Indiana, a small town located along the former B&O Cincinnati-St. Louis mainline.
The first C40-8 to wear the new CSX corporate image leads Walbridge-bound rack train Q272 through downtown Risingsun, passing the old grain elevator and C&O signals at Main Street.
After wandering out west on an oil train the week before, BNSF pulled a fast one and assigned this set of power to a CSX bound oil train. Here, K010 rolls across the Auglaize River bridge in Defia... (more)
A cool summer morning finds eastbound 16N charging through the village of Pettisville with the Wabash unit up front. This will likely be the final summer before these NYC signals are removed.
The DL&W heritage unit leads the way as empty oil cans roll west across the Water Level Route, splitting the soon to be replaced NYC bracket masts at CD 309.
Instead of their normal trip to Washington Court House, the Lima South Local crew instead made a rare daylight run to Delta and back with three six-axle EMD's from the hodge-podge roster of the I&... (more)
A pair of true heritage units, formerly ATSF 685 and 604, lead a Florida-bound ethanol train under the B&O signal bridge at North Cairo during a heavy downpour.
A pair of recently reactivated Santa Fe Warbonnets are in charge of a loaded ethanol train rolling south under stormy skies. Just moments before, the driving rain nearly forced me to skip over doi... (more)
A spartan cab SD70 pilots westbound roadrailer train 261 past the Nickel Plate bracket mast at E.E. North Findlay on a beautiful spring evening.
With their entire 80-car train now on the Lima District, the engineer aboard this former Southern Ry. high-hood notches the old girl up for the climb to Findlay.
After wrapping up their work in Island Avenue Yard in Pittsburgh, C28 darts underneath the Pennsy signal bridge in Haysville on their way back to Conway.
In the low light of a warm spring evening, westbound Q355 charges up the former C&O mainline west of Bradner, knocking down the signal at MP 100.5, known to most crews as "Hundred and a Half."