RARE MOVE Amtrak's bad day had 53's racks involved in a minor derailment up north. 53 went on without, while CSX after rerailing brought them the next day.
Amtrak had a bad day with a derailment of 53's auto racks up north the day before. While the passenger train was able to continue, the racks had to play catch up the next day.
The 331 leads Q159-23 into the evening sun just west of the Berea Interlocking.
A pair of AC's pull 103 cars of mixed merchandise from Rocky Mount northbound for Philadelphia over the Roanoke River. In the foreground are the remains of the old Seaboard bridge over the river.
CSX 331 has just brought 95 mtys up from Dante all by her lonesome and now cools her heels at the West end of Shelby Yard. A pusher crews ties onto a southbound coal drag in the distance.
CSX 331 and a sister unit wraps 95 Georgia Power loads out of Leatherwood through the reverse curves and upgrade at Cressy, KY. Less than a mile ahead is the famous Red River Viaduct.