I hadn't shot the Penn Central Heritage since November 2013, so I was glad to finally have another opportunity. I was even happier with some vibrant late fall colors.
An itsy-bitsy Thanksgiving McCalla, AL to Croxton, NJ train 290 flies up the grade on the S-Curve west of town.
A lucky break between thunderstorms allowed us to capture a Georgia Northeastern grain empty cresting one of the many hills on their under-engineered route.
It was a miracle that the sun came out for this one. I wasn't even going to shoot it, but a friend convinced me to make the effort and I'm happy with the results. Some day, we'll look back and m... (more)
33 empty CSX system hoppers are lead by five normally aspirated EMDs, the youngest of which is 47 years old.
Georgia Northeastern brings the second cut of 32 loads of chicken chow to the Pilgrim's Pride Elevator.
A red-headed step-child of the NS roster leads a priority intermodal towards Chicago.
The 1990s era KCS scheme really stands out against a dark background.
A golden locomotive flying past some goldenrod. The engineer was stroking it and we barely beat him.
Uncommon anywhere, a BC Rail Draper Taper Cowl ties up after putting away an inbound ethanol train, while more common power on 153-16 blows by on the main.
New York Central Heritage drags past the old loading dock in Mableton, GA.
After doubling up a giant train and hanging the FRED, Atlanta to Memphis train 23 Nacho departs Inman Yard.
Some of those that run them unaffectionately call them eco-pukes or eco-turds. I'm just glad for something different.
The Penn Central Heritage leads Kansas City to Jacksonville train 285 past some of the latest fall colors we've seen, descending the 1.1% Braswell Mountain.
A colorful lashup not common in the south leads a short intermodal into Atlanta and eventually, Croxton, NJ.