The end is near! This westbound Linwood to Oyama local is seen here getting ready to interchange with Alexander Railroad with one of only SIX remaining ex-SOU GP50s left in service.
A shot that can no longer happen. One of the last few ex-SOU High Hood SD40-2s lead a loaded woodchip train westbound towards Asheville on the S-Line back in January 2014.
This phosphate train is ultimately bound for Roanoke, VA and is seen here in the last good light of the hour heading west to Greensboro, NC for a crew change.
Yadkin Local continues its journey south to work industries.
Salisbury Switcher with a nice little caboose on the rear to boot as well as two 4-axle units!
The "Yadkin Local" is seen here on the N-Line preparing to work some industries coming up in about 5 miles south of this photo.
Southbound manifest ready to work Dundee Yard with a lashup containing two motors that's pretty rare in these parts. A CN locomotive that's not a SD70M-2 or a GEVO, and a patched SP AC4400CW trail... (more)
Southbound manifest with some power pretty rare to see in these parts. A CN locomotive that's not a SD70M-2 or a GEVO, and a patched SP AC4400CW trailing 3rd out!
Calm before the deadhead storm.
It's as if time itself has stopped. We see N&W 611 on her way back home to Roanoke once again for an upcoming excursion ducking underneath the classic SOU signals with a flagman protecting the cro... (more)
Legendary steam locomotive and CPL signals? Check! N&W 611 heads west back home to Roanoke, VA.
Mama, I'm comin' home! N&W 611 is seen here on its inaugural run to Roanoke, VA by taking the NS Danville District (ex-SOU) mainline to Lynchburg with a servicing stop and crew change, and ... (more)
The return of 611 is actually here in front of my own eyes as it heads north towards Greensboro to wye before heading back to Spencer on its test run.