On a typical late winter/early spring day in these parts - warm enough for tees, but gray and damp - a D&R employee enjoys the benefits of one-man operation. After dropping his cut into the D&R/U... (more)
If in the 1980s you had visited the Milwaukee's mainline, the Dash-2s leading fast, frequent trains might reasonably have convinced you it was a healthy company.
When completed in 1833, the 136-mile Charleston & Hamburg was the longest railroad in the world. By 1977 most activity on the Charleston end had shifted away from these tracks in the downtown are... (more)
Looks like 5311 is pretty fresh from a redo.
A CSX unit serves as DPU on a southbound oil train traveling down the Arkansas River valley toward Little Rock on UP's Van Buren Subdivision.
The homebound leg of the daily turn out of Montgomery drops down the grade into Opelika with a switcher subbing for the usual second B30-7.
No work in Auburn on this day, so the local is really rolling. Looks like a pretty big train (common in those days), so the old EMD probably had a tough go on the 12 mile climb from the Tallapoos... (more)
An SD50 teams with an SD40-2 to take grain loads south on the old West Point Route.
The old West Point Route has never been a big coal conduit, but it used to see at least a few unit trains like this one, likely headed south for the export coal terminal at Mobile.
An empty coal train leans into the curve near the Dobbins AFB gate behind a pair of mid-1960s veterans - L&N C630 1432 and SD35 1281 (ex-SCL 1907 sent to L&N to help with a power crunch). Just ah... (more)
Statesville was a great spot to fan in the 1970s with good traffic that really moved, even though the plant was not exactly cutting-edge. Here is proof as a crew member runs ahead to line the way... (more)
A coal train cools its heels as the Floridian pulls away from Union Station.
L&N diesels await the call on a hazy summer afternoon in Nashville.
A pair of SD40-2s help with a Chattanooga-bound coal train. Up front are a pair of SD35s and an SD24.
SD35s team with an SD24 to lead coal out of Knoxville and toward Chattanooga. Back in the train an RC car transmits the engineer's every whim to a pair of SD40-2s.