NS 8102 leads 750 thru Salisbury, NC. he is diverging off of the S line on to the Southern main line 750 destination is Allen steam plant in Belmont, NC this train use to come down Saluda mountain... (more)
NS 750 lead by some foreign power rounds the curve at Lowell headed to the power plant in Belmont, NC.
Coal trains system wide have become somewhat scarce over the years, especially at Duke Energy's Plant Allen in Belmont, NC. These trains often run at odd schedules, so shooting one in decent light... (more)
As storm clouds begin to roll in, Belmont coal train NS 750 rolls through Kannapolis with a mixed-bag consist of a GEVO, SD70ACU, and an SD40-2. An ET44AC and SD70ACe were also pushing on the rear... (more)
A friend and myself ventured out the morning of February 3rd, 2017 with the goal of catching the once a week Loyall to Eastman coal train on the ex L&N Cumberland Valley. After arriving at Hagans ... (more)
What a split second decision can make. I was not going to get 750 here but I had to because the shadows at 5th street was bad. But I am standing on Harley B. Gaston Sr. bridge in Belmont NC to get... (more)
After turning the power in Gastonia, 750 heads back to Allen steam plant at sunset running long hood forward. 750 also had the 50th anniversary Pier 6 coal car.
NS train 750, loaded coal for Belmont, NC, passes under NC Highway 10 in the small town of Catawba, NC, on about as pristine a Sunday afternoon as one could ask for.
After spending a few days at Duke Power's Plant Allen steam station, NS 751 finally rolls out onto the plant lead track. The 8104 will only be on the lead for a few minutes more, as the crew will ... (more)
NS 750 awaits a crew to take the train south to Plant Allen in Belmont, NC. Leading is NS 8104, the "Lehigh Valley" heritage motor.
An eastbound coal train rolls through the small community of Del Rio, TN along the French Broad River Valley.
Belmont coal loads arrive into Asheville with an H2 BNSF leading the way.
NS 750 heads toward Salisbury, seen here having just crossed over Barber Junction. Second out is a patched former Southern Pacific unit.
NS 750 waits for a crew to make the run to Plant Allen in Belmont.
Darkness is closing in and the clouds are intensifying over the mountains of West Virginia as loaded coal train 750 struggles around the bend at Vulcan.