D743 charges south with double SP units on the point. Pretty cool to see these around in 2015, 19 years after SP vanished.
Coming out of the thickest fog I've ever seen, Q231 wastes no time getting underway after meeting Q506 just north of here. With the correct leader they notch up towards Deshler and points south.
Q231 flies southward through Tontogany at track speed passing under the B&O installed CPL which for now still stands. The mast facing north was replaced earlier this year due to a derailment and t... (more)
FURX 5506 pauses to pick up the EOT at the south end of the train and run it to the north end for the return trip to Lima.
A now rare YN2 SD40-2 is on the point of Q506 as they pause at Togany to wait for a southbound.
If you guessed that this sounded awesome you are correct, a massive Q506 with only a SD40-2 and a B40-8 for power charges out of the 10 MPH slow order in Togany with prime movers roaring as they t... (more)
So I had gotten a heads up this morning about Q508 having a HLCX-CN pair that was by Defiance at dawn so I decided I'd go have a look when it turned north at Deshler. I had no idea it'd have an HL... (more)
Q231 meets a northbound Q324 at Togany with a pair of CN units, one of which is coughing up black smoke as they notch up following a Q507 south.
With an oddball in the consist today, K185 sprints north for another load of ore. DC traction motors are rare on K185 as this is a very heavy train, the fact that it NS is on this train is pretty ... (more)
G009 rolls back south towards Lima with a former SCL GP38-2 after completing their work north of Deshler.
Q506, which originally left Cincy with a CP SD40(Oh well), now sports a pair of GE's and a pair of EMD's as it rolls north through Tontogany.
Warm weather, good power, and old signals are all that I ask for and all that I get here as Q324 rolls northward by Wyatt and I towards Stanley Yard.
Dual AC4400CW's urge K185 southward fighting for every notch on the speedometer as they were not at track speed with a heavy train of taconite in tow.
Q231 proceeds south at restricted speed through Togany in orange late winter light.
Getting pretty close to farming time in rural Ohio, CSX is also preparing I'm sure. K185 the northbound empty counterpart of K185(Yes they run as the same symbol both ways) rolls into a meet with ... (more)