223 approaches the MP109 Intermediates at Braswell as it begins the downhill descent of Braswell Mountain with NS 1800, the class SD70ACC, leading the way.
The empty coal drag glides down the Braswell Mountain grade with an SD70MAC sporting the Grinstein (aka Executive) paint scheme performing rear DPU duty on the trip back North.
A Union Pacific EMD engine, followed by a leased PRLX EX-CSX AC6000CW, bring the Southbound freight up the mountain on a nice fall afternoon.
Manifest 361-06 meets empty grainer 41G-04 at the north end of the double track over Braswell Mtn. The rebuilt AC44C6Ms are DPU equipped and have been leading many of the new DPUed general freigh... (more)
I like my women and railroad grades curvy with lots of action.
Steamship boxes add some color to the green hues of spring.
It's no Crawford Hill, but still...
With 150 wells of intermodal including a former XPO (Pacer Stacktrain) container, 282 still made good time up the grade.
A long, heavy intermodal drags through the curves on the west side of Braswell Mountain.
I didn't even know there was a feed mill in Adel, GA; but there is and the empties are headed back to the Bunge Grain Elevator in Waterloo, IN that I've been photographing around since I was 13 ye... (more)
Freshly budded deciduous trees add some nice hues to the mountain.
Passing the triple uno descending the east side of the mountain.
Empty ADM grainer returning from Valdosta, GA to Montpelier, IN.
With the trailing motor dead in tow, the 1818 is easily handling 78 empty racks up the ruling grade between Atlanta & Chattanooga. Just released in February, 1818 was rebuilt from SD70 #2522.
A trio of UP's and ocean containers add some color to the scene.