As evening progresses, NS 4052 peaks out of the curve partially obscured by trees as it leads the MNOEW through the heart of Dayton, Texas.
In 2020 a BNSF SD70MAC leading a train is becoming increasingly rare as numerous examples of the type are headed for scrap. This one carries on for now..
NS 9797 holds a Dayton to Settagest transfer job at a small yard west of Dayton while awaiting to get aligned.
At last light an NS motor leads a UP manifest towards Houston.
Close UP of inside of destroyed hopper. Note that you are looking at inside of top of car from destroyed bottom. Note pellets pristene enviroment inside cars. Can be no contamination