The old dwarf signal still guards the West end of the siding at Connelly Springs, NC. The way the signals are set up is rather interesting, as the signal governing the mainline displays a "clear" ... (more)
NS 2517 leads a short 135 through Connelly Springs, NC. What started out as a soggy and generally gloomy morning turned into a beautiful afternoon- of course, it helps when you've got good power t... (more)
It's been awhile since I've seen any BNSF power, let alone a solid set of 'em leading a train. Seen here, a short NS 135 putts along at 25 MPH by MP S68 in Connelly Springs, NC. Worth noting is th... (more)
Plant Marshall loads pass the west end of the Connelly Springs siding as they prepare to meet a WB 745.
135 rejoins the main after waiting for 134 to pass at Connelly Springs.
A Standard Cab D9 brings empty Duke hoppers through the West Connelly signals
NS 745 brings empty Duke Power hoppers by the West Connelly signals.
After meeting 134 at Connelly Springs, NS 135 gets underway with a large battery of power. Here the locomotives are swinging around the West Connelly Springs signal, and re-entering the main line.... (more)
After several delays and breakdowns, NS 135 is working hard to make up some time and get up the mountain before her hours expire. Engines running wide open as they growl through Connelly Springs j... (more)
Leaning into the super elevated curve, 744 is on the main line easing up to the east end of Connelly Springs to meet an approaching 135 who is already pulling into the siding.
NS #8028 pulls a long string of empty coal cars westbound through Connelly Springs, NC. The train has just left the Plant Marshall Steam plant located on Lake Norman near Charlotte.
134 Glides Eastbound through the North Carolina foothills.