An eastbound approaches Roanoke on the former Virginian behind two ex-SOU SD40-2's (3226, 3215) and an ex-NW SD40 (1585).
Northbound pig train 204 passes beneath the old Southern signals at Beaumont behind an impressive quartet of 4-axles: GP50/GP38AC/GP60/GP38-2.
Consecutively numbered SD50's lead CSX Q244 west across the scenic "Texas line". Thankfully, the leader still wears the "appropriate" paint scheme.
Four beautifully matched TTI B36-7's lead a northbound coal train between Paris and Maysville. This was my first TTI chase in over three years and it was a real treat to enjoy this soulful operati... (more)
The Virginian heritage unit leads TVA-Kingston empties south on the Paducah & Louisville for loading at Madisonville, KY. Here we find the 100 car "radio train" crossing the first of two... (more)
A perfectly matched quartet of TTI B36-7's leads a northbound coal train through the farm country between Paris and Millersburg. This was my first time catching the TTI out running since June of 2... (more)
The Mill Creek empties depart Kosmosdale behind University of Kentucky inspired PAL 4522, passing the Kosmos Cement plant on their way south. The recently painted unit wears a special scheme (simi... (more)
PAL 4522 leads the Mill Creek empties south through Stephensburg. The recently painted SD70MAC is one of three P&L units wearing University of Kentucky inspired colors, including PAL 1998 (GP38-2)... (more)
A Georgia Central westbound negotiates the roller coaster profile of the former Seaboard Airline Savannah-Montgomery main behind a GP10/slug and three U23B's.
Westbound L783 leans around the curve coming into Claxton with a cut of double-stacks on the head end for the HOG at Vidalia.
A properly painted AC44 leads a northbound out of Louisville on the LCL Subdivision as it follows beautifully landscaped Frankfort Avenue through St. Matthews.
Geometry train 905 shoves across town on former K&IT trackage. This was the last "real" Southern SD40-2 I managed to catch before they were all recabbed/configured.
Local J765 departs Louisville southbound on the Mainline Subdivision.
Southbound Cane Run empties at Horton, KY. This was the last one I would shoot before LG&E Cane Run stopped receiving coal.
The Radford Rambler charges east at Phillipi Rd. (near Rural Retreat) with Southern 4501 and 3170 in command.