As it sits idling with a vibrant blue hour sky starting to fade overhead, the lead unit for tonight’s Marht Turn waits for the nocturnal run south on chilly December evening.
The CCH 3349 sits quietly on one of the locomotive yard tracks near the CCH's mobile office as it waits for its crew to arrive and bring it to life in a little over an hour.
Standing out against the green scenery along the waterway, the bright orange locomotives of the Columbus and Chattahoochee cross their namesake river as the daily train prepares to leave the city ... (more)
Blast Off With an nocturnal schedule ahead of them due to MoW work, the nightly Mahrt Turn departs their yard and heads over to NS for a pickup of tonight's train. Photo taken with per... (more)
With the timing just right and the clouds finally breaking, today's Mahrt Turn comes up the hill near Holy Trinity in full sun light. The heads up conductor noticed this and was nice enough to cl... (more)
The bright new colors of the recently formed C&C operation provide a nice contrast with the rural scenery of south Alabama as the paper mill train keeps rolling on towards the Mead plant.
With my friend Britt driving to get ahead of the train for the next photo location, this allowed for me to try a pace/reverse pan shot of the lead unit as we fly by it at 40mph.
After dropping off the Conductor, the Mahrt Turn pulls ahead as it prepares to uncouple from its first 20 cars and drop them off onto the State Dock's lead track.
While some of us get to enjoy this year's Labor Day, others still have to keep the economy going which is what we see today as the daily Mahrt Turn heads for the State Dock's lead to set out its f... (more)
On a typical humid and muggy September morning in the South one finds any way to keep cool like running with the window down or in this case the door open as we see the friendly Conductor doing on... (more)
Open Door Policy Today’s Mahrt Turn props the door open as the train gets some cool air flow through the cab and prepares for a set out of tank cars on the State Docks lead track where the... (more)