NS Local D35 Lead by a former BN SD40-2 waiting at Dawn Siding to get a grain train in town.
The beautiful summer sun begins to slowly set over Norfolk Southern's busy Lafayette District at a location west of Tolono, IL known as "Dawn." A classic Wabash searchlight signal still ... (more)
NS 14E blasts through "Martin" with six engines, the last two being dead in tow.
With only minutes of daylight left, NS manifest train #14E cruises eastward over the Lafayette District about to knock down the clear signal at CP "Martin" just behind me. The long Decat... (more)
Hitting the CN diamonds at Tolono, Norfolk Southern TripleCrown train #255 flys across the Lafayette District headed westbound towards Voltz Yard in Kansas City, MO. Today's train is led by a Cana... (more)
Just as there is a break in the clouds, Norfolk Southern's high-priority Harrisburg, PA to Kansas City, MO Intermodal train (NS 21T) accelerates westbound on the ex-Wabash Lafayette District. The ... (more)
NS 255 is led by a Canadian leader. The leader sports the "Dual Flag" scheme and it is one of my favorite schemes on the AC4400CWs.
Train's were certainly few and far between today on the Lafayette District and this was the only one I managed to get trackside and shoot. A long westbound manifest for Decatur, IL accelerates uph... (more)
Norfolk Southern #8123 leads the 145 through an old set of Wabash Searchlight signals west of Tolono.
Norfolk Southern's daily Decatur, IL to Bellevue, OH manifest storms through Tolono headed eastbound on the Lafayette District with a matching pair of Dash 9 widecabs up front.
Breaking the morning silence, Norfolk Southern's Kansas City, MO to Harrisburg, PA Intermodal train speeds eastbound through Tolono.
NS 1068 the "Erie" heritage is trailing.
A pair of GE's are in notch 8 as they slowly accelerate across the diamond at Tolono, IL. The train had stopped at the signals in the background to wait for a southbound Amtrak on the CN.