First train picture of 2013. NS 8340 and it's manifest train gets the proceed signal off the siding at Shepherdstown after waiting for a southbound train to pass.
NS power leads a westbound intermodal downgrade through Shawmut AZ.
After a delay at the Drawbridge, 20Q heads east on the Cleveland Line.
24M with NS 8340 and NS 2758 meeting 205 with NS 2721 at track speed
After swapping crews at Bristol, the late running 22A works hard near the top of the grade in the "City of Bluff" as the conductor called it.
A late running 22A rolls toward a crew change at the yard office alongside the 721, an ECP hopper train, who is already at the yard office.
20Q drifts down to CP Drawbridge on the Lakefront with a consist from the past.
With 17,000 tons worth of coal this colorful lash up, a welcomed change, heads east on a comfortable late summer evening.