For the second day in a row, train 224 is led by a heritage unit as it climbs out of the Prairie Creek valley on its approach to a red signal at the west in of Shattuc Siding.
During the golden hour train 224 heads west from Chattanooga to its final Kansas City destination.
After crossing the CN in Centralia NS 112 heads west at Hoffman where he'll meet two eastbounds.
NS 224 makes it's way into Koeling Curve.
EMDX #1201 leads the O55 train east into Haffman Illinois.
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NS train 239 flies by on the main after meeting EB train 26Z at Shattuc
NS local crosses a county road near Hoffman with about 10 cars. He will hold the main at Shattuc siding behind NS #223.
After meeting NS #223 at Shattuc siding, NS #I24 , with BNSF power, takes the turn heading for New Baden.
NS ballast train backs into the Shattuc siding so the waiting NS train I24 can head West.
NS train I24 passes the NS ballast train parked in the Shattuc siding.
NS 9007 leads a colorful lashup around the bend in Hoffman.
Westbound NS 239 rounds the bend at MP 56 and picks up speed for the 20-mile dash to New Baden for a meet with NS 111.
Heading towards the setting sun, westbound NS 112 approaches the signals and detector at MP 55.6 / 55.5
Heading towards the setting sun, westbound NS 239 passes the signals and detector at MP 55.6 / 55.5