CSX Train Q026-17 heads north in the early morning sunlight as they pass through Hanceville, AL, with CSXT ES44AH #911, the Honoring Our 1st Responders Locomotive on the point to Chicago, IL.
With a magnificent ruckus, Q518 departs Hanceville with five EMD motors on the point.
The silence of a lazy Sunday afternoon is obliterated as a single BNSF SD70MAC leads a long string of GGPX hoppers through Hanceville at track speed.
the spur heading off to the right serves a Louisiana Pacific lumber mill; also notice the wrecked tank car riding a flat two cars behind the motors
a pair of GEVO units, one UP and one CSX, lead Q201 south on the former L&N
a southbound coal train pauses at Jochum Road at the south end of Hanceville awaiting M788 to complete its work just down the line in Garden City
Northbound Q502 meets Q237 at South Hanceville; I don't know what kind of shrubs or trees have been planted along the Birmingham Fastener Company's property line but I'm sure they'll get in the wa... (more)
In this profile of the front of 8715, you can see that someone has dubbed this unit the "Spirit of Jersey City" (note writing in dust on forward battery box door).
Southbound auto train Q237 is sitting in the siding at South Hanceville waiting for a meet with Q502. The 8715 is one of only two former Conrail SD60's that went to CSX that has not been repainted... (more)
heading south after a meet in the siding at South Hanceville