A trio of CSXT SD50s is just beginning a long climb to the top of the "Goose Neck" as it rounds a bend at Speers Ferry. Two SD40-2 helpers are shoving on the rear of this 90-car unit coal train.
An eastbound unit coal train behind a trio of SD50s rolls through the snow-covered landscape at Clinchport, VA. The train is using NS trackage rights here, and just passed through Natural Tunnel.
8629 is riding along on the back of Q249 as it passes crewless Q368 waiting to get into Cumberland in the flat valley west of town.
Red marker lights glow brightly on Amtrak's Capitol Limited, departing town after a station stop.
As viewed from route 219, a westbound coal train traverses the former B&O main next to the Casselman River.
All clear on the main at MP 322, but CSX 8629 and UP 5011 (SD70M) idle on the siding, waiting for a new crew. Q204-11.
Westbound CSX 8629 and UP 5011 idle in the setting sun, waiting for a new crew. Q204-11.
Westbound CSX 8629 and UP 5011 (SD70M) ease into O'Fallon in preparation to take the siding and wait for a new crew. CSX 8604 and NS 3424 (ex-Conrail) eastbound will arrive within a few minutes. ... (more)