NS was nice enough to cap off our day on the Chicago Line with some color to brighten up the drab, snow-less winter landscape.
Buffalo-Chicago intermodal 205 crosses into Indiana. While the concrete state line marker has outlived the people who approved and constructed it, I thank them and the NYC for this little touch o... (more)
Traffic is down significantly on the old Western & Atlantic, but it still has its moments. Cincy-Waycross train Q541 passes local A70305, which is working GNRR Elizabeth Yard. A703 is sporting b... (more)
With a long cut of cars and ample power, extra 1st trick yard job Y421 takes headroom all the way to Huff Road while flat switching Howells Yard.
CSX's intermodal transfer returns home to Fairburn Intermodal with 4 wells from Hulsey Yard, seen here running south on NS trackage rights.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. From left to right, intermodal 282-04 rolls up #2 main where it will use the runaround through Inman... the crew was not happy about taking the train ... (more)
An ECO set returns from Inman Yard to Industry Yard with empty rail flatcars & loaded autoracks.
I've done a few reflection photos in my 27 years of railroad photography, but I believe this is my first utilizing ice.
The last train of the day, an empty crude from Reybold, DE doing every bit of 60mph, hot on the heels of an auto rack train.
It was great to re-visit my old stomping grounds. The last time I lensed the OH/IN State Line, it was a Conrail SD80MAC leading ELPI-B shortly before the split.
After years of running 10,000'+ Kansas City-Harrisburg 20T/21T intermodals after the St Louis pickup, or running frequent I0T/I1T extras to St Louis, NS added a dedicated pair of St Louis intermod... (more)
My last standard cab locomotive of 2018 was a good one. With 39 autoracks on the drawbar, this SD60 has no problem making the 60mph speed limit.
Hot automotive train 171 has a long way to go, becoming UP ASMSP at Salem, IL and terminating outside Houston at Spring, TX.
"Round on the end & high in the middle" A SD70achoo leads a freight over the IN/OH state line.
"Smell ya later" Running as NS train CPRS650-25, St Paul, MN to Albany, NY ethanol CP 650-740 passes NS 14Q-30. 14Q is holding out for 21T to get onto the Huntington District, so the T... (more)