Power from NS 922 returns to the main for track switching.
NS 922 sits tied down on track 7 of the Bristol Yard on a perfect Monday morning. Some of the cars were loaded and some were already empty.
Empty Herzog train heads east in early AM light.
Lone GP awaits work orders while eastbound No. 111, with pipe loads stacked higher than auto rack cars, is in background.
922 tied down in the Bristol Yard with a GP60 for power.
An eastbound ballast train heads for Pittsburgh on the Fort Wayne Line near MP 9.
A Herzog ballast train glides across the trestle over Lake Martin. Erosion along the shore has caused a large tree to fall into the water.
The three units leading this loaded Herzog ballast train are pulling hard to get the heavy westbound up to speed; notice how the heat distortion from the exhaust is going straight up above the loc... (more)
922 heads east across the huge fill west of downtown Opelika. These Herzog rock trains, which are loaded in Columbus, GA, have been making regular appearances on this line recently.
NS 922 comes around the curve after clearing the Opelika interlocking with the Western of Alabama. Fellow railfans Britt Johnson and John Higginson can be seen hiding behind the railroad crossing ... (more)
NS 922 rolls across the fill made famous by J. Parker Lamb on its way back to Columbus for another load of rock.
Laden with about 8,000 tons of rock, a Herzog ballast train heads into the siding at Opelika.
922 passes simmons st. on its way west to meet 198.