An assortment of modern GE and EMD power lead train 22A westbound out of Piney Flats after meeting 16T and 123.
Since they ran quite early, I grabbed a quick shot of night shift Canton to Waynesville T73 as they switched the Giles Chemical epsom salt plant.
A late Amtrak 92 Silver Star boards in Raleigh while just out of frame Amtrak 75, the southbound Piedmont, waits patiently on the wye for it's turn at the single platform. In just a few months the... (more)
T31 engines are just poking out of a tree tunnel and into the sun. The train is switching and picking up a GREX rock train that has just been loaded at Vulcan's Enka quarry.
Black and Yellow, Rubber and Steel. T31 hauls its daily Canton to Asheville manifest behind a loaded GREX rock train.
There's a lot of heritage here. "The Carolina Route" train 100, is seen here rolling along former Norfolk & Southern trackage through the brake wheel of an NS painted Chessie caboose. The conducto... (more)
Southern still serves the south here at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. 6133 leads the museum train through a narrow alley between two of the many preserved buildings of the old Southern... (more)
The latest addition to the Gramling family of small tank engines, Jeddo Coal 85, pauses briefly between runs down a short section of track at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
ETRY 214 leads a single loaded propane car towards the Broadway St crossing. The short train is running along the railroads lightweight mainline bound for Suburban Propane and Johnson City Chemica... (more)
Operation Life Saver Dash 9 9255 leads a manifest train past the busy regional hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
ETRY 214 heads rushes back to the company yard with quite a hefty train behind them.
T59 ducks under the new Howell Mill Rd bridge after switching Evergreen packaging in the background. The train is headed for Addie with 8 tanks for Enterprise Products.
T31 rolls across Camelback trestle in the peak of 2017 leaves.
I haven't chased 59 in a while so I decided to grab them on the way to breakfast.
Just as morning light gets over the mountain, the Evergreen yard switcher returns to the yard after switching the plant's power station. The locomotive has been recently repainted in a tribute sch... (more)