High priority freight arrives in Roanoke under the power of BNSF units, and a Norfolk southern locomotive. These containers are headed for the Intermodal facility in Fairburn, GA.
CSX train M221 enters Roanoke with a short consist, and to my surprise with a mid DPU. The mid power unit is CSXT #550. Only 49 cars made up the assortment of freight in tow.
Headed north with loads of phosphate, is lead engine CSX #3030. It crosses Depot St. which is about half way between the north, and south ends of Roanoke.
Treading on the Lineville Subdivision into Roanoke, is a massive intermodal train. With all power on front, three GE locomotives pull 200 cars south with many miles left before reaching its dest... (more)
CSX train I125 is one on many trains that operate daily on the Lineville Subdivision. On this day, three GE locomotives carry containers through Roanoke, and on southward to reach its destination... (more)
After waiting 30mins or so in the Wadley siding for I126, M647 makes it into Roanoke with clear signals and a heavy consist. The autoracks in the siding were left by CSX train M203.
CSX train I125 rolls through Roanoke with a clear signal, but before even half of the train has passed, a MoW worker radios the crew and informs them that a car oN their train wheels were smoking ... (more)
Bringing up the rear of this northbound autorack, CSXT #3194 sports a special scheme "The Spirit of Our Law Enforcement". The automobiles in tow are out of Alabama and Georgia. This train is head... (more)
Entering Roanoke out of the darkness of shade, mix freight bound for Rice Yard, rolls south escorted by 5 locomotives.
CSX train I125 heads into Roanoke with a consist of containers. Dash 9 Locomotive #9001, backs up the lead engine while DPU CSXT #7226, provides power mid train.
Looking clean with a long consist in tow, CSX engine #1776 painted in a special scheme "Spirit of Our Armed Forces" enters Roanoke with intermodal train I125-12. This engine use to be C... (more)
Fully stacked with a variety of containers, I141 heads south through the morning sunshine with partner engine CSX #560 pulling mid train duty.
After delivering one car to Mohawk Industries, the veteran crew of this EMD gets on their way to head back south.
Southbound intermodal train I029 enters Roanoke with a single unit on the point. This engine has been rebuilt and renumbered from CSXT #219. Also assisting from the rear, is CSXT locomotive #7004... (more)
One of CSX's new heritage locomotives rumble south through Roanoke with autos and containers. CSX Seaboard System Heritage unit #1982, was painted in Waycross, GA.