U239 bound for Mobile, Alabama, is about to duck under US 31.
Crossing over Brushy Creek, U239 slows to make a meet with a northbound holding the main at Nokomis which is about a mile and a half behind me.
With a new crew on board, this loaded coal train starts to make its way towards Court Street and out of Montgomery.
A southbound loaded coal train blasts through Elmore's city park. The low, wide angle of the camera further accentuates the train's lean into a superelevated curve.
an SD70ACe leads northbound coal empties (U239-20) past the defect detector at milepost 472.3 on the former L&N as thunderstorm clouds build in the distance
southbound CSX loaded coal train (U239-21) with UP power climbs out of a dip as it passes through Jemison; notice the cloud of coal dust visible above the train towards the rear