A former CSX B40-8 leads AD-1 towards North Adams, where it will work the Adams Branch. The train is seen alongside route 8A in Charlemont.
Pan Am eastbound freight picks up speed after making the descent after exiting the Hoosac Tunnel as it heads to the East Deerfield yard long hood forward.
Just like the days of seeing Conrail Blue are missed, I wish Guilford/Pan Am stayed with the old paint scheme as the days of seeing a lashup like this are just a thought with the new dark blue sch... (more)
The engineer keeps and eye out as the train crosses several intersections on it's way to Shirley station and then onto Ayer in some nice fresh snow.
NS intermodal westbound passes a parked empty coal train waiting for a crew to resume it's trip west also.
NS train 206 rounds the bend into Shirley with a nice clean UP leader along with 2 NS units.
Empty coal train sits on the hill waiting for a crew with a newcomer to the area as CN 2445 is on the point making for a nice change to the normal NS newer power after a day of more snow here in... (more)
EDMO cuts through torrential rains as it rolls through the town of Charlemont, which at the time was still recovering from flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.