It's a perfect spring morning on CSX's Northern Sub as we catch an eastbound with coal empties headed back to the mines.
Eastbound grain loads sweep past the cantilevers at the west end of DG Cabin on the Northern Sub.
Westbound coal loads cross the 1550 ft long Limeville-Sciotoville Bridge. An engineering marvel, it held the record for longest continuous truss span in the world from its opening until 1945.
A sunny Kentucky spring morning finds an eastbound local working past NJ Cabin on the Northern Sub. This stretch of railroad still looks like pure C&O.
The sun finds a opening in the lake effect clouds long enough to light up the scene as a 3 pack of WC 45's speed west with an empty sulfur train on the ex-NKP.
Shortly before the clouds and snow catch up to us, we catch one more westbound working through the beautiful Glenshire area of Donner Pass.
The westbound California Zephyr climbs Donner Pass working through the Glenshire area.
More westbound stacks navigate the curves around Glenshire working up Donner Pass.
A long manifest works westbound up the grade with a 6 pack of GE's up front, 2 more mid train and 2 more units out back.
A long stack train works uphill around the curves in the Glenshire area behind 5 SD70's.
The eastbound Zephyr works down the hill along the banks of the Truckee River.
The eastbound California Zephyr drifts down the mountain approaching the town of Floriston.
A pair of 70's lead a westbound rack train along the Truckee River, just east of the river's namesake town.
NS train 63N has part of it's train over the Burket Hill working eastbound at MP417 on the Chicago District with a IC SD70 leading the way. A nice way to start 2011.
It's been an early fall in Indiana as only a few leaves remain here in Rich Valley while NS 272 speeds east with a warbonnet and a leaser in charge.