A few times a week you get an NS local job between Hinman Yard in Battle Creek and the Grand Elk, Gerhart Yard in Kalamazoo. Its kind of cool seeing freight under the old M.C. Coaling Tower.
Built for the Penn Central in 1973, NS 5270 and another GP38-2 rests as the power for local train G19 and sit quietly near the ma... (more)
Pulling with all of their might, an eastbound manifest tackles the remaining grade on the West Slope as a westbound intermodal train's helpers round the bend.See more photos on my Flickr s... (more)
A first for me, NS 5270 crosses the Raritan River Bridge with no train, possibly to switch Gerdau Amertisteel in Perth Amboy or just to head light up to Oak Island or elsewhere on the Chemical Coa... (more)
After living in central NJ for almost 20 years, I finally catch the local on my "hometown line". The elusive SA31, runs 1 or 2 times a week with no particular schedule and usually at night. Here, ... (more)
Local led by GP38-2 & GP15-1 struggle to get their 20+ car train up the hill past a recently plowed field. Normally this train is a push-pull with 3-7 cars. Today they need both engines pulling
After being beaten up, this former Conrail GP38-2 will not be operating on the 2003 Conrail Browns yard Santa Train. You can see the CSX power decked out for the holiday train in the background.
NS GP38-2 5270 is framed by the old Cumberland Valley RR Washington Street station. The station is owned by the Mechanicsburg Museum Assoc, and has been cosmeticaly restored
After throwing the switch westbound local to Carlisle slowly resumes the journey to Carlisle
The conductor throws the switch so that westbound local on the old Cumberland Valley mainline can continue to Carlisle
Traffic on Main Street backs up as local slowly eases up to the switch
The H2W travels northward on the Buffalo Line and is seen here about to pass through CP South Linden on its way to Lock Haven.
H2W with another short train has a battery of power today as it cruises through South Williamsport.
Telephoto on bridge with engines , CEFX 3158 , NS 3432 , NS 3361 ( Ex Conrail Quality ) , notice scale test
car NS 982567 behind last engine. Train is going east to go north on the NS Buffalo Li... (more)
southbound with loaded coal hoppers for Shamokin Dam.