After working Bruces scrap metal and Lubrizol, P43 shoves back north to the Piedmont main in downtown Gastonia on a hot, muggy Carolina day.
It's nice to relax in the comforts of your car or truck and watch trains. The Charlotte - Grover local P43 works a scrap metal plant just north of downtown Grover with 5230 doing the honors.
The shortcut home...
NS P43 sits at Lubrizol, one of only two industries left on the old HG in South Gastonia, on a warm Summer night.
Ex Southern Railway 5230 leads P43 down the HG line crossing over the Catawba creek.
A short P43 rolls into Gastonia in the late afternoon.
Two ex Southern high hoods bring loaded scrap cars from Bruces scrap plant at the end of the line back to the rest of the train. The two high hoods would then be in the middle of the train all the... (more)
NS P43 unfortunately did not have the high hood pair today, but still looks good splitting the Southern signal bridge at Lowell.
Just before the sun sets on a frigid winter evening, NS P43 eases down the steep grade out of Gastonia and heads south towards the South Carolina state line to work Lubrizol Chemical.
Ex Southern high hood 5230 ducks under the Southern type D intermediates in Lowell on a cool Fall afternoon.
NS P43 sits tied down over the weekend with an old horse doing the honors.
NS 5230 lights up the right of way on the old HG line on a cold Autumn evening.
NS P43 heads south through through Cramerton on a beautiful fall afternoon. XSOU high hood 5230 looks right at home as they run LHF. They are heading south to Gastonia, NC to work an industry on t... (more)
Storm clouds take over the sunset slowly as NS 5107 sits tied down in Gastonia, NC.
NS 5107 revs up after coupling up to some tank cars.