The J58 helper trio shoves on the rear of 64M, passing through the trestle at Maybeury. About a mile ahead, the train will crest Elkhorn grade inside of Elkhorn Tunnel.
A 3 unit helper set of NS AC44C6M rebuild 4001, in its special blue and gray paint, and 2 new ET44AC's shove the rear of loaded coal train 83J, on their 2nd assignment of the day after helping 64M... (more)
A 3 unit helper set of NS AC44C6M rebuild 4001, in its special blue and gray paint, and 2 new ET44AC's shove the rear of 64M at Falls Mills, passing the N&W CPL Signals.
The Sonic Bonnet leads P99 under the Charlotte skyline headed south to Satellite yard in Charlotte.
After being on the Belews Creek coal trains for what seemd like ever, 4001 makes a visit further south in North Carolina leading P99 to Charlotte.
The NS 4001 DC to AC unit leads the 756 under the signal bridge at Blaine.
The NS 4001 "DC to AC" unit leads the NS 756 south at Starkey. The former concrete stand for the Starkey CPL is in the foreground.
The NS 4001 "DC to AC" unit leads the NS 756 south near Boones Mill on a hot September day.
The NS 4001 DC to AC unit leads another coal train south on the Vine to Belews Creek Steam Station.
The days of the old Concord signals are numbered as NS #4001 leads P99 (218) under the classic Southern Railway signals at Concord, NC.
NS 216 slowly pulls into Whitaker Yard in Austell, GA with the 4001 (DC to AC) engine leading.
218 rolls East through Maynards Curve near Glenhayes, paralleling the Tolsia Highway, with 4001 leading the way.
Charlotte-bound intermodal leans into the curve at the Duke Power signals in Harrisburg with NS 4001 in the lead.
After receiving word that 218 had one of the NS DC-to-AC conversion units, I made plans to make a day out of chasing the train. I awoke at about 5:00 A.M. and made the trek from Charlotte to Reids... (more)
Queen City Conversion! On August 29, 2016, NS 4001 leads hot Chicago-Charlotte pig train P99 by the scenic skyline of the Queen City.