After waiting on a couple Southbound's ahead of it to get pushed across the mountain, finally it's Q647's turn to take a shot at the steep grade. The rain and wet rails would prove to be a non fac... (more)
Q687 by the Greenville, Illinois depot.
Tomkins Cove Quarry - A southbound auto train passes through an abandoned section of the Tomkins Cove Quarry, which was used to load quarried stone onto barges.
CSX 366 " Chessie sticker" sits in south side on a siding after catching fire this morning coming through the J&L tunnel. Thankfully the crew was not harmed when it caught fire. The unit looks as ... (more)
CSXT's Chessie unit in Canada. Fresh out of the paint booth, CSXT 366 (with 'Chessie System' decal applied on the nose) leads CN 327 through Dorval. Trailing are two veteran EMD units (ex-B... (more)
I keep reminding myself that these will be recalled fondly someday not too far in the future.
A pair of AC4400CW's lead a good-sized stack train out of De Witt Yard at automatic 280.
Load coal train moving at speed down the grade drags its rear end through the switch at SHEN from 1 to 2 track.
Eastbound coal drag cresting the summit of Briery Mountain with 81 loaded coal cars and two additional ACs shoving on the rear.