All of us were expecting 4501 to be the sole power for Saturday's Summerville excursion, but to our surprise, an unscheduled doubleheader happened.
Railfans and curious bystanders from all around flocked to the HMCR terminal one Sunday afternoon for an open house.
Running incognito as Z601-08, NS 26Q cruises by Nickajack lake on his way into Chattanooga, TN.
NS 117 has begun the final stretch of his journey as he cruises through New Hope, TN.
Norfolk Southern is in the process of receiving their second shipment of GE's newest ET44AC's. 7 out of 34 total locomotives were carried along by NS 362 one Sunday afternoon.
With his work completed, A87 cruises back towards Sheffield through the S-curve at Tuscumbia, AL.
One freezing cold and snowless Saturday afternoon, NS 362 blows through the miniscule town of Paint Rock, AL. Be careful not to blink, or you'll miss it.
And the chase is on. The Summerville Doubleheader rockets South, blasting through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel to begin his 50 mile journey South towards Summerville, GA.
Just 5 miles North of Summerville, GA, lies the bridge at Trion, GA.
With the sun quickly setting, and a train full of passengers to return home, the Summerville Steam Special rockets North through LaFeyette, GA.
The afternoon is dragging on across the Southern edges of the Tennessee Valley as a Scherer Coal train winds his way through the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
As the sun sets across Chattanooga, NS 46R crosses the Tennessee River with a switch lined for him to proceed South into Georgia.
As the afternoon of 2016's Halloween drags on, one of BNSF's finest charges across Northern Alabama on his way to Sheffield, AL.
NS 56E, Southbound grain to Albany, GA
Running on a clear signal, 56E crosses Tenbridge in Chattanooga, TN, on his way into Georgia.