Having left its cab on the main, the local is pulling empties from an industrial site. The caboose will be needed for the backing return to the Bristol yards.
During a steady downpour, NS local train V19 runs along Scott Street in Downtown Bristol to do some switching at a local concrete plant. The SD40-2 is running in the LHF position due to their bein... (more)
Track maintenance equipment sits on the team track while power for the local rests on the cross town lead. In background containers in well cars of 22A are on the main.
One of the two Bristol locals observing Sunday, a day of rest.
The local, on the siding, is off to service a nearby industry while 22A waits, tied down, for incoming eastbounds.
Under clear February skies, the local goes about switching chores in the middle of the yards.
The local continues to get to use interesting power from the past.
A rare Full House. All tracks in the yards have a train or idle power on them. Not visible is 27V on the main.
The local power is backing to make up its train in front of intermodal cars parked on the far track. These are probably the cars of NS 23G not involved in yesterdays derailment at Wytheville that ... (more)
Resting in the afternoon sunshine this pair of recently acquired old reliables, with quick-fix NS identities, will soon go on to be painted as have many previous SD40-2s.
The Bristol local gets to use a pair of acquired Sd40-2s (with DIY markings) before they go to be refurbished by Norfolk Southern forces.
The local is working a long string today.
Drifting west to make delivery to a local industry.
The local is idle for the rest of the day but a crew change is about to occur for the arriving eastbound, NS 38Q.
The key elements of the local soak up the afternoon sunshine.