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.
Westbound intermodal with my first good shot of the new Tier 4s.
EB merchandise with a GEnder bender in late afternoon light
The Herzog Automated Conveyor Train has done it’s thing so the power is running to the other end to head back east.
The business end of Herzog’s Automated Conveyor Train. Similar in use to DumpTrain, the one uses a much different mechanical system.
Trailing a piece of plastic on the front truck of the lead unit, a huge consist on motive power roars thru town.
Light power running east. This unit relettered for the upgrade to 4400 HP. Uncertain as to what the box with blue and yellow stickers on the running board is. I sure miss those CPLs.
Sporting new paint a “retread” from BN leads a work train picking up old ties and other such detritus from the right of way.
As happens from time to time the local “lawed out” on return from it’s weeknightly sojourn over roughly half of the sub and had to tie down short of Bristol. Monday morning a crew usually buses o... (more)
Already looking pretty rough after a few years work this unit is leading a westbound afternoon intermodal by our historical railroad structures.
The nicest looking -2s are these IMHO are the better proportioned ones that started as “basics”. This veteran began life on PRR and still serves.
Eastbound stacks and racks.