And with the stroke of a pen 150 years ago this month the Union Pacific was created. While the slogans alongside its name may have changed, the iconic shield still remains the same. Here’s to an... (more)
CSX Q601 heads south through Loachapoka on the former Western Railway of Alabama with a trio of ES44ACs. While I'm not much a fan of the new stuff, I must admit they did look good in the late afte... (more)
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Obtained by the Missouri Pacific in 1967, the C&EI allowed the MoPac to gain direct access to Chicago from St. Louis. The C&EI would operate as a unit of MoPac ... (more)
Northern Empire After numerous requests and denials for merger and nearly 75 years after James J. Hill first suggested the idea, on March 2nd 1970 the Burlington Northern was born. Origina... (more)
The second Q601 seen that day, makes a late afternoon run into the city of Opelika during the last rays of light. The train will meet Q612 which is stopped between the switches of Opelika on the m... (more)
Q601 blasts through Notasulga on its way south.
A 6000 foot long Q601 has just crossed into the state of Alabama and races along a fill as it heads south towards Opelika for a meet with Q606 on a picturesque morning.
Q601 illuminates and drops the signal at Atmore while the crossing gates activate on a chilly December night.
Restricting A Lunar aspect is illuminated by the lead engine of Q601 as it is given permission to take the siding at the North End of Opelika for a meet with one train on a very cold and... (more)
Triclops A Union Pacific SD60M leads a 10 locomotive consist on Q601 around the curve at Montgomery as it is about to cross over the Americus Branch. Included in the consist are 5 SD70MAC... (more)
Q601 waits for a new crew in one of the worst spots it could have picked to stop. That is because due to tying down at this particular location, Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)Location: Manchester, Georgia, USALocomotive #: CSXT 7880Train ID: CSX Q601Photo Date: August 01, 2010
Q601 makes its way onto track 2 as it is about to enter the former Western Railway of Alabama Chester Yard with a pair of Union Pacific locomotives provide the power. After a quick crew change, Q... (more)
After a long wait for Q614 to get into the yard, Q601 finally rolls onto the M&M subdivision to begin its 177 mile journey to Mobile.
CSX Q601 highballs south through Loachapoka at a high rate of speed while a Saturday Church gathering is in session. Today's Q601 includes a nice collection of UP power and a CSX road-slug set.
Hot on the heels of Q617, Q601 and its fresh crew make their way onto the M&M Subdivision as seen from the view of O... (more)