Shortly after midnight, Carolina Coastal GP9R's 4609 and 4624 lead the road train east into the CLNA yard in Wilson, NC, operating on former (original) Norfolk Southern Railway trackage.
Amtrak has a network of Thruway Service connections that operate as an extension of a train route, all booked seamlessly under one reservation to help serve outlying areas where direct rail servic... (more)
Sunday means a day of rest for the workhorses of the Carolina Coastal Railway. They are ready for an early start on Monday morning as this power set will bring train 120 into Chocowinity for thei... (more)
CLNA 4012 and train wait to head north out of Wilson
AMTK leads the Palmetto south through just outside of Wilson on the A-Line
Carolina Coastal Railway GP9R's 4630 and 4628 leads the afternoon train out of Wilson, North Carolina, to serve industries west of town. The CLNA operates over former Norfolk Southern Railway trac... (more)
Amtrak 89 makes a station stop in Wilson, NC about an hour late. Blocking the crossing during the station stop, the station attendant loads the baggage car. Railfans gather to watch the departur... (more)
The 815 is obviously a former DM&IR unit and the 95 is a former Mississippi Export unit (exx-CSXT 6671, exxx-SBD 6671, nee-ACL 929).
The southbound Palmetto passes under the classic Atlantic Coast Line signal bridge at Contentnea Creek along the south end subdivision. The signal bridge was replaced in 2013.
In the late October evening light, CLNA #23 returns the westbound train from Chocowinity.
CLNA power rests in the maintenance shop tracks in Wilson on a beautiful September morning. Take with permission.
After waiting for 25 minutes for Amtrak 79, the Carolina Coastal Wilson Switcher heads south across the CSX A-line.
Living on borrowed time, the classic Atlantic Coast Line searchlights protect southbound grain train G086 as it enters the Wilmington and Weldon Subdivision at Contentnea. Visible in the backgroun... (more)
SCL NW2 #21 resting at Wilson, NC in the summer of 1970
A GP 16 leads a freight past the depot in Wilson. The GP 16s didn't last long in the CSX era, this was one of the few times I got to see one in action.