Pulling a heavy freight over Duff Mountain and running high hood forward, a helper comes out of the sump at North Kilsyth in the Cumberland Mountains.
With not enough power for Q539 to make it over the hill, the crew has hooked up a long hood forward helper unit normally reserved for coal drags. Q699 and others await the fix.
In a classic Notasulga/John Higginson-ish scene, Q223 is seen rumbling south, past the North End Notasulga signal with another load of empty autoracks.
The uncommon pope creek coal train sneaks through during a break in the action.
Had an eastbound come by on track 2, there would have been four trains side by side! Air hoses serve to keep the brake pressure up so the trains don't have to be walked again.
UPS/Intermodal cruising through the woods in West Springfield parallel to the Westfield River- the sun fighting to poke through the thinning rain clouds