Out of the Light and Into the Darkness. As the early morning sun breaks the night, NS 203 heads down the Southern Main through Beaumont and into Magnolia on its way south.
NS 212 heads north at "Beaumont", where the mainline goes from double to single and the W-Line splits off toward Columbia. 1999 was a great year to shoot the NS with all kinds of exotic ... (more)
SP 9211 east leads a long manifest train as its about to crest the summit at Beaumont Hill, CA.
Union Pacific C45ACCTE model GE 7886 leads Norfolk Southern D9-40CW model GE's 9822 and 8925 up grade towards CP Hinda on an east bound stack train on August 12th 2014.
Helper set 9371 waits for the SP 8270 west to come through the siding before continuing east to help another train up the east slope of Beaumont Hill in December 1985.
A crystal clear day in South Carolina makes perfect chasing weather for re-routed train 28T bound for Charleston, SC with the CNJ leading the way. Due to the flooding across the Palmetto state th... (more)
Northbound pig train 204 passes beneath the old Southern signals at Beaumont behind an impressive quartet of 4-axles: GP50/GP38AC/GP60/GP38-2.
A super short NS 204 splits the signals at Beaumont.
Rounding the sweeping curve at the east end of San Timoteo Canyon, an eastbound general freight sporting a freshly repainted SD70ACe from Union Pacific's original order has only a couple of more m... (more)
212 races northbound behind one of Norfolk Southern's "new" SD90MACs. It wouldn't take long for this one to fail, as the power was switched around in Charlotte due to mechanical issues.
NS 237 comes off the "W" Line at Beaumont with a long train of "stacks and racks" in tow.
NS 21W comes off the "W" Line at Beaumont with a long train of nothing but baretables in tow.