It's nice to relax in the comforts of your car or truck and watch trains. The Charlotte - Grover local P43 works a scrap metal plant just north of downtown Grover with 5230 doing the honors.
Ex Southern Railway 5230 leads P43 down the HG line crossing over the Catawba creek.
Two ex Southern high hoods bring loaded scrap cars from Bruces scrap plant at the end of the line back to the rest of the train. The two high hoods would then be in the middle of the train all the... (more)
Ex Southern high hood 5230 ducks under the Southern type D intermediates in Lowell on a cool Fall afternoon.
NS P43 sits tied down over the weekend with an old horse doing the honors.
NS 5230 lights up the right of way on the old HG line on a cold Autumn evening.
NS P43 heads south through through Cramerton on a beautiful fall afternoon. XSOU high hood 5230 looks right at home as they run LHF. They are heading south to Gastonia, NC to work an industry on t... (more)
It's a hazy summer day in southwest Virginia. The silence is broken as four units still in Southern livery approach the Sunset Inn crossing near Big Stone Gap.
The NS P43 holds as the conductor takes the derailer off and unlocks and swings the gate open to start what was a short day of work at the Lubrizol plant with high hood GP38-2 doing the honors for... (more)
An ex Southern Geep sits idling on the main as the crew is on lunch break.
NS 5230 slowly rolls by an open field on the ex Carolina & North Western HG line in South Gastonia.
P43 struggles up the steep grade with two scrap metal cars for Bruce's scrap yard, a string of tank cars for Lubrizol chemical plant, and a NS caboose.
NS P43 creeps by the welcoming sign to Gastonia on its way to work a chemical plant just down the tracks.
Rust starts to show and old Southern paint bleeds through the Norfolk Southern paint. NS 5230 was built for AGS in February 1977. After almost 40 years in revenue service, it's still running stron... (more)
After spending the day in Grover, P43 heads north back to Charlotte with a high hood GP38-2 leading the way.