NS 167 knocks down the southbound signal at Robbins. A pair of elephant style second generation SD70s are doing the honors.
Behind a solid UP consist, NS 229 rockets south past the CP at Robbins.
Tanks at Helenwood. Southbound ethanol loads pass through the small hamlet of Helenwood, TN.
Southbound coal loads rumble through the swag at Helenwood behind a clean ACe and an ex-BN Triclops. An ES44AC and standard cab Dash 9 are pushing on the rear.
W97 steel slab loads round the curve into Harriman at CP Strange. The power was a nice catch. One of the remaining examples from the short-lived "white face" scheme, and a veteran SD40-2... (more)
A pair of SD70 series widecabs team up, as they hustle stack train 295 south at McCoy. The crew had these big EMDs under some heavy throttle, and they sure sounded sweet!
For the second week in a row, 1160 leads southbound 708 coal loads down the CNO&TP.
NS has recently put a large group of SD60s on lease from various leasing companies to help with power shortages. A pair of those leasers, in the form of ex-SOO and an ex-BN/BNSF "Triclops&quo... (more)
With a UP ACe in charge, 123 pops out of the shadows, and into the low sun, as it comes rolling into Oakdale.
A pair of M-2s bring 177 south under the signal bridge at a location known to the railroad as McCoy. However, many of us local railfans (some of whom are seen shooting video of this passing train)... (more)
113 comes into Oakdale. The train will diverge from the CNO&TP at Harriman Junction and take the K&O toward Oliver Springs. The crew have been asked by the dispatcher if all three of their units a... (more)
With the sun yet to make it above the hills that surround Oakdale, 116 heads north on a crisp fall morning.
Fall on the CNO&TP. Took the day off to shoot the NS OCS at Oakdale. But they changed the schedule at the last minute, and ran it though under the cover of darkness. Non the less, gave me a... (more)
GM all the way! A former Conrail SD60I built back when General Motors still owned EMD, heads west passing another GM product in the form of a Chevy S-10, which once belonged to my dad befor... (more)
After stopping for a southbound to clear, this northbound stack train quickly gets rolling again, at the CSX/NS diamond near downtown Knoxville.