After being overtaken by 135, P61 proceeds out of the siding at Barber and heads toward Statesville for more work.
"So reliable and versatile, if you put tires on 'em they'd follow you home!"
A statement a friend of my Father once made about the SD40-2 comes to mind as NS P61 runs engines light across old H... (more)
Leaning into the super elevated curve at the west end the Eufola, P61 heads towards the barn at the end of the days work.
The tail end of a train parade...P61 brings up the markers after following M35 and 135 which came through back to back after M35 was stopped due to a hot axle.
In notch 8 and dumping sand, P61 throbs up the hill with another heavy train in tow. P61 often runs 80 plus cars on during the weekdays, most of them being loads bound for industries west of Salis... (more)
P61 crawls up the hill in run 8 with a long, heavy train in tow.
NS 162 who is just out of frame here has just went into emergency for what I believe is the fifth time that day as they were coming to a stop at the east end of Eufola. Just as the sun sets, P61 ... (more)
NS P61 attacks the hill with a 3-pack of General Motors products and 85 cars in tow- most of them loads. Three 645s screamin' to high heaven sure ain't a bad way to start a Monday.
The sound of EMD prime movers permeates the countryside near Elmwood as P61 rolls west past Shaver's with a large eighty car train.
NS P61 rolls west over the Innes Street bridge in Salisbury as commerce commences at Sam's Car Wash, a local business that has served customers in Salisbury for over five decades.
One of the Asheville District locals rolls west in the afternoon over Third Creek on a small trestle preparing to meet its eastbound counterpart P60,
P61 crawls up the hill with another heavy train. This time, they managed to make the run without sand. 3515 is an Ex. Burlington Northern unit, and I must say that the headlight in the nose looks ... (more)
With a heavy 80-car train in tow, NS P61 roars up the hill behind an admiral-cab SD40-2. Notch 8 n' sand, as they say.
NS P61 screams up the hill past Five Row with a hefty train in tow, leaving a cloud of sand in its wake.
Spring is definitely trying to make an appearance in the air on this beautiful late February evening as an ex-BN SD40-2, now serving the NS, brings daily local P61 thru Conover.