NS Heritage #8098 leads woodchip train 66E around the lower loop of the high fill in the Old Fort Loops.
NS #8098 rounds the curve just west of Jarratt's Tunnel with train 66E in tow as it climbs the loops near Old Fort, NC.
NS #8101 leads woodchip train 66E through Old Fort as it prepares to climb the grade to Ridgecrest, NC and on to Asheville.
My pre-dawn departure from Durham was looking more and more like waste of time as I drove past Greensboro, Statesville, then Hickory in a constant drizzle under overcast skies. As I neared Old For... (more)
A loaded wood chip train crosses Main Street in Columbia via a bridge.
NS 66E is seen here after being stopped by a red signal, and then after this picture he will be stopped by 2 more red signals, because of signal malfunction.
Unit woodchip train 66E heads west at Catawba with two Dash 9s at the helm.
66E passing the Bartlett Milling Company in downtown Statesville.
Loaded chip train 66E chugs through Catawba past the Plant Marshall lead.
66E with a matched set of SD70Ms, wait at North Kannapolis for AMTK 79 to clear the single track. The second SD70M died and the inbound crew would tie the train down at Salisbury and take the engi... (more)
66E waits on a signal to proceed west at the Salisbury station with an SD70 on the point.
66E sits in the siding at Old Fort waiting for a clear signal after the passage of 166.