The crew has died on hours, so today's 746 will spend a few hours in the passing track at Notasulga. At a time when 746 ran day-after-day-after-day with pairs of B30-7s, today's line-up - a GP38-2... (more)
Though there were just a couple of through freights each way a day on the Mobile line in the mid-1990s, Selma also had a small yard that was base for a couple of locals. It seemed like all the lo... (more)
Pulling a couple of interchange cars around the wye from the N&W, the BN local passes the dilapidated remains of what was probably once a good rail customer. ICG's ex-GM&O/Alton Jack Line also cr... (more)
There's a summer thunderstorm with driving rain, but the Union Station shed - in spite of hundreds of leaks - offers a dry vantage point to watch an inbound freight from Dothan pass by. In 1973, ... (more)
Pre-SBD/CSX coal train power - A sb coal train is about ready to pull at Bostic, connection point for Clinchfield and SAL/SCL. Up front is SCL SDP35 1962, followed by a pair of SD40s and a U30C, a... (more)
Leaving Cape Girardeau, the engineer has just notched-out his trio of EMDs, which respond with a very non-Alco exhaust cloud. No big plumes, just a dirty-looking sky above the train. The geeps ret... (more)
UP's turn from Muskogee uses former MKT track to zig-zag through Tulsa's east side to Urban junction, where it enters BNSF for the run across the Arkansas River to Cherokee Yard. Before heading ba... (more)
A fairly early CSX scheme adorns 8048 as it stops at Hamlet to take on a new crew before continuing to Monroe.
Not all of L&N's coal is on the east end. These empties are just north of the Tennessee line as they head back to the mines in west Kentucky for reloading.
Slow orders on account of major signal work allows me to get a broadside shot of 8989. Maybe it's all that hood extending beyond the radiators, but the latest SD70s look a mile long to me.
UP doesn't seem to run much new power over the Van Buren sub between Little Rock and Van Buren, but we got to see a nice new 'heavy' this week.
Typical late-1980s power on CSX - a mix of SD40-2s and C30-7s in FL and SBD paint - pulls a northbound train past the AME Zion Church on Auburn's west side.
On a hazy, humid summer afternoon, a phosphate train led by a pair of U36B/slug sets is westbound on the ex-SAL Bartow-Tampa line, and is about to cross the ex-ACL Ft Meade-Winston line.
Chessie first GP15T - assisted by sister 1505 - heads west with the Henry turn. They'll interchange with Iowa Railroad at Bureau, and work the industrial park at Henry.
After leaving the Charlotte/Winston-Salem main at Mooresville, train 167 has reached Statesville and is about to enter the Salisbury-Asheville main. It may not look like it, but that track just i... (more)