This mixed freight catches all the low priority stuff. Today they are ferry power west for whatever reason.
With four units, one offline, this eastbound mixed freight has a speed limit of 30MPH but may have been making 20 at best as he heels into a curve east of town.
That is more like it! PC I mean. This commemorative is getting a bit ratty with a patina which is reminiscent of its namesake as it charges thru town leading a monster train at speed.
How green was my valley? Gotta be an old movie buff to get that reference. Rolling through the verdant countryside dotted with historic old farms this “hot” intermodal is obeying the 30 MPH spee... (more)
With a newly rebuilt unit up front our big intermodal of the days rolls through with intermittent warning blasts of the horn as a maintenance of way crew prepares to head east with their ballast c... (more)
The local turn is a little overpowered today and running east in the morning, a good indications they “died on the law” somewhere last night.
Heeling into a curve, this intermodal is at the threshold to a suburb of the vast Tri Cities, VA/TN metropolis.
A shorter than usual train must have resulted in several DIT units on the front as the “gut” train rolls along just east of town. A foreign unit is very rare these days.
Blasting thru with a monster train. This one and it’s EB counterpart are all I catch some days due to delays resulting from acceptable slidings being 30-40 miles apart and the broken knuckles, pu... (more)
Wow, two on the point of the hot “JB Hunt train”.
22A rounds the bend on the outskirts of Abingdon, Va.
NS V40, the Bristol/Rural Retreat turn, pulls into the siding at Abingdon to meet an eastbound on the return leg of their trip.
Looking huge and powerful a newly rebuilt unit storms thru our small town with a small train as the M of W equipment cowers on the siding.
A southbound freight passes the former Norfolk & Western depot at Abingdon. The house on the hill once housed railroad workers.
Late in the day the leader of the “Caitlyn” class roars through our small town headed for a crew change in Bristol.