The Nickel Plate Berkshire begins to slow for a service stop at Attica, IN as they cross the bridge over the Wabash river.
The Illinois Terminal and Conrail heritage units team up on a loaded coal train working west through rural Northern Indiana on a late August afternoon.
NS 17K heads for Lafayette and points west on the former Wabash with the NYC Heritage unit in charge.
The original Norfolk Southern heritage unit is in charge of 15E today as they leave Peru, IN behind and head west down the Lafayette District.
With the Nickel Plate heritage unit along for the ride, the most impressive NKP 765 arrives in Muncie, IN on it's test run before a series of NS employee trips this summer.
The rural Ohio corn isn't looking the best as the drought of 2012 continues. Meanwhile the coal continues to roll, this time behind the Reading and Lehigh Valley units late in the afternoon just n... (more)
The Reading and Lehigh Valley units are just south of Delaware, OH as they team up on a coal train bound for Detroit.
A father and 2 sons arrive at the rivers edge to do some fishing and get quite a surprise as the Nickel Plate 765 rolls overhead and begins it's trip back to Fort Wayne on it's test run.
In the last hour of sun on another gorgeous, but hot Arizona day, one more westbound leans into the sweeping curve between Valentine and Hackberry, AZ on the Seligman Sub.
A lengthy train of bare tables work westbound through the beautiful Arizona landscape. Even though the temp is at 11o degrees, with scenes like this I don't mind a bit.
With the bigs on board the NS business train makes a westbound blast for Chicago, humming past the elevator in Rolling Prairie, IN.
Eastbound 20E, with a 3 pack of GE's, picks up speed as they leave Elkhart, IN behind ducking under the signal bridge at MP 419.
The dynamics are howling as a long eastbound stack train leaves Flagstaff behind while passing a westbound manifest.
More containers and trailers hustle east down the Arizona Divide passing through Darling on the Seligman Sub.
In the midst of a spectacular Arizona sunset, a long eastbound manifest crawls it's way up the grade at Maine and to an elevation of over 7400 ft.