Adding Bethel NC to the RP map: here a CSX local heads for Greenville NC on this Eastern NC branchline which sees only round trips from Rocky Mount to Plymouth and Greenville in a day's time. The ... (more)
F728 is a CSX local that makes a turn from Greenville to the yard in Rocky Mount NC 6-7 days a week. At night, another crew comes on to take the train as F731 to the huge PCS Phosphate plant at Au... (more)
The old store at Whitehurst watches the passage of the daily local as it returns to Greenville with a train from the yard in Rocky Mount around sunset.
CSX local F728 heads north out of Greenville in the morning on its daily turn to the yard in Rocky Mount as it passes through rural eastern NC farmland.
Don’t let the big GE’s fool you, CSX may be a Class I, but their operations in Eastern NC are all branchlines. Six days a week, F728 ferries cars collected by locals from Greenville up to the A-Li... (more)
This Geep-slug pair is leading 38 cars plus a dead-in-tow AC44 around the west leg of the Parmele (pronounced parm-u-lee) wye onto the Tarboro Sub. Though Class I, everything east of the A-Line in... (more)
You don't have to be in the Midwest to see towering elevators. Feed mills such as this one just north of downtown Greenville are quite common down east. F728, the daily-except-Sunday road train o... (more)
Perhaps not a spectacular scene, I was just thrilled to see snow for the first time in a couple years and to (barely) catch up with F728 as it takes the west leg of the Parmele (pronounced parm-uh... (more)
In a rare eastern NC snow (which provided a rare day off from med school for me!), an equally rare CSX SD70M (1 of 25 on their roster) reflects on itself in the Tar River heading due north out of ... (more)