Rolling to a stop and preparing to switch in town, KCS 6618 passes the station, subject of Union cavalry raids during the Civil War.
Eastbound, taken from a bridge that appeared in "O Brother Where Art Thou."
Train from Louisville to Artesia rests just outside the Artesia yard.
Eastbound daily road freight to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just across the state line from Mississippi is this cast iron milepole. It's wobbly jointed rail and 10 mph running (since upgrade to CWR and... (more)
Eastbound daily road freight to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Southbound on NS' Dayton District.
Northbound on CSX LCL Subdivision.
Splitting signals at MP 36 on CSX LCL Subdivision.
Northbound light power move on CSX LCL Subdivision.
On CSX LCL Subdivision.
A few feet away, the railroad was being pulled up. Once a Missouri Pacific branch, the Crystal City had been abandoned circa 1994 and sold for scrap.
I hiked up about 50 feet in elevation up a slippery, slimy hillside to get to track level in constant drizzle. Then it turned to downpour! 1/80th of a second, f/1.4, Provia 100F pushed to 400.
NS power on BNSF grain train northbound through Saginaw, while switcher out of the yard gets ready to cross over to one of the elevators.