3 Grey Ghost KCS units make the return trip to Gulfport after dropping off and picking up cars in CN Bell Yard. This was my first time chasing the train on its return trip.
7622 and 4102 led a very short SB manifest as the sun drifted down into the clear blue sky and shadows grew longer.
NS Hattiesburg is hosting a first responders training conference and has parked their train in the yard. On a gorgeous day like today was, who could resist? Only thing better would be to see it ... (more)
UP 5131 followed by 2 other UP units led NS 355 south towards New Orleans, but were held up at the Amtrak Depot in Laurel while A59 sat out 90 frack sand cars.
NS 9243 with renumbered number boards (odd looking) comes through north Hattiesburg at track speed, getting ready to back off as it comes through downtown.
NS 9243 with renumbered number boards (odd looking) pours out exhaust while firing up to pull this train back up to track speed.
While most others grabbed shots from the mill or at the river, I wanted to include the mill in my shot. A drone flew close overhead, so he had the same idea. 611 blasts past several fans on its ... (more)
611 makes its journey back to Roanoke and greets fans at this neat 'S' curve.
I saw this trestle when we went over it while riding the train out to Lynchburg, but GPS showed no access roads to get to it. On the way back however, I noticed some cars parked on a gravel road ... (more)
The first shot of the morning was a great one as 611 made its way proudly through this quaint setting. The signal bridge had just been replaced removing some history to this photo, but making new... (more)
I've been looking forward to shooting this location for over a month now! It was everything I'd hoped.
This Memphis-bound pig was really rolling across these hills through Myrtle
One of the only two belle unit SD40-2 units pulls the NB local over Black Creek in Brooklyn, MS
N&W 611 pulls into the depot to pick up passengers for an excursion out to Front Royal and back.
These NS pigs are always pretty short between Meridian and New Orleans, so getting up to track speed is no steep task at all. Here, he was doing all of 60mph coming into Purvis.