Just before the sun ducks behind the mountain, eastbound Q426 crosses a swiftly flowing Westfield river just east of the center of Huntington.
Brand new...the engineer seems to be quite comfortable at his new control stand while easing Q426 out past an incoming empty trash train Q702... Note that you can see through the grills in the bac... (more)
Here we have two species of the SD70 genus: the newer flared radiator CSX SD70MAC and the newer flared radiator UP SD70M...basically identical except for the UP's newer style nose...
Q426 desends "The Hill" on its way east, framed by the trees and rocks that make up the beautiful Berkshires...
A SD45-2 body is a sweet catch this day in age!!! This is an ex-Trona Railways SD40M-2, nee ATSF SD45-2. Helm dubbed this locomotive as a plain SD40-2 by the stencil under the window.
Early morning freight climbing the Berkshire Mountains on the old Boston and Albany mainline!!!
Heading east after dropping 14 cars in the yard.
Q426 hard on the dynamics as they continue downgrade past one of many broken draw bars along this stretch due to the heavy grade.
Q426 motors through the interlocking at CP-140 in the Hinsdale Flats.
Q426 eases down Washington Hill through Huntington as it passes over the Westfield River.
Q426-01 climbs upgrade on the single iron heading eastbound on the Boston Line.
Q426-01 comes around the small S-Curve near QB 101 in West Springfield on the Boston Line with CSX SD70ACe in the lead. Trains destination is Guilford Rail System in Ayer, MA.