The eastbound A&R train is speeding toward Fayetteville as it passes through farm country between Raeford and Dundurrach. Thanks to Scott R. for keeping us on the road for this pacing shot!!
Eastbound Bostic-Shelby local F213 runs with the big GE unit long hood forward as it rolls through Ellenboro, NC, 55 miles W of Charlotte, on the former SAL route. A branch line that connected to... (more)
A pair of C40-8's lead northbound intermodal 204 across the South Fork River at Cramerton, NC, 15 miles W of Charlotte, on the former SOU main line. The train is accelerating out of a rolling mee... (more)
The One Spot flies over Buffalo Creek just east of Shelby, NC on the Charlotte Sub in charge of an empty hopper train from Duke Power's Marshall Steam Station.
Three GP60's bear down for the assault on the two-plus mile grade out of the South Fork River valley at Cramerton, 15 miles W of Charlotte. The crew needs to accelerate the approx. 8000 ft. train... (more)
A catfish leads 173 through the blooming Bradford Pear trees at Cramerton, NC, 15 miles west of Charlotte on the former SOU main line. A hard freeze claimed the blooms two nights later.
An amazing GP18-FP9B-GP30-GP18-GP18 lashup in five paint schemes leads the Carolina Southern freight east from the CSX connection at Mullins, SC, about 50 miles NW of Myrtle Beach. By the end of ... (more)
A solid set of UP power just endured a beating from the snow kicked up by long intermodal train 213 and cautiously peeks around the Cramerton curve to see if they have the light at South Fork. A ... (more)
NS 204 races up the hill from the South Fork river with a tunnel of snow flakes zooming at 50 mph in trail. This location is 12 miles west of Charlotte on the former SOU main line.
Amtrak 73, the Piedmont, meets NS 338 just south of the Salisbury Amtrak station. 338 has two KCS units trailing.
And on the way home from the previous derailment, we got to take in the cleanup of the last pile-up, 9 miles east of the Lincolnton derailment, at Iron Station (25 miles NE of Charlotte).
A west bound empty hopper train derailed at 0500 hrs. 2/1/04 at Lincolnton, NC on the Charlotte Sub. 15 cars counted on the ground. This is on the former SAL line that connects to the former Cli... (more)
This is: A) Howard Dean's version of the MX missile. B) The monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. C) Office car for the author of the "Cold Shops" policy. D) a 21st Century caboose. Ans. D... (more)
The Piedmont passes a farm pond 8 miles east of Greensboro on NS's Greensboro-Raleigh line.
NS 274 works the train into the Walkertown auto rack unloading yard just north of Winston-Salem, NC on the former N&W "Pumpkinvine" line.