It's still awfully quiet on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh before 7am. Quiet, that is, except for the punctual double-shot on the horn and the whine of the locomotive smoothly accelerating it's... (more)
Under the first light of dawn, the crew of the Amtrak/NCDOT "Piedmont" pulls their train out of the yard and down to Boylan Junction. Once past the junction, they will make a reverse move on the f... (more)
As a railfan often photographing trains from afar, it's easy to forget just how massive these things are. A reminder of the scale of these machines is provided by a SHP officer surveying the damag... (more)
Just a few hours after the grade crossing accident and ensuing fire, Mid East Rail Service crews have the heavy equipment up and working to get the NCDOT locomotive back on track and reopen the ra... (more)
Local news crews roll tape and interview witnesses for the 12 o'clock news following the grade crossing accident and ensuing fire this morning.
Mebane Fire Department trucks line the street just a block from the firehouse as Mid East Railroad Service crews begin the process of getting NCDOT 1792 back on the rails following the grade cross... (more)
At approximately 8:05AM May 13, 2010, Amtrak 73 the "Piedmont" was traveling westbound through Mebane, NC when it struck a low-boy trailer that had become stuck on the 5th St. grade crossing. The ... (more)
A light overnight snowfall has left the roads icy and mostly empty this morning as the southbound Piedmont picks up speed, crossing over 15-501 as it departs Durham on time.
NC 1755(The City of Salisbury) shows off it's new ugly/reinforced nose, as it basks in the sun during a station stop at Kannapolis.
Amtrak 73 screams past Five Row with the GP40 on the lead.
Amtrak 73 blasts through Concord at track speed with NC F59PHI #1797.
Amtrak train #73 (The Piedmont) rolls into Salisbury, NC with big NS power in charge.
Amtrak 73 clears 11th St in Salisbury NC
The 'City of Salisbury' is in control of the 'Piedmont' as it sits at the Kannapolis Station