The engineer bumps the throttle as his B30-7s clear the NS crossing, causing a small cloud of exhaust to float back over the train on an otherwise crisp January afternoon.
CSX B30-7 5512 works on Local Job A741 at Fairburn, Georgia from the siding soon after these jobs were moved from Newnan and College Park to Fairburn. (Slide Scan)
A741 strolls through the siding at Palmetto, Georgia in preparation for a meet with a northbound then the pair of B-Boats will be set free to head south for Shenandoah and Newnan.
Weighing in at 266,000 pounds and producing a tractive effort of 54,100 pounds at 12 mph this Dash 7 was built for the Seaboard Coast Line railroad by GE in May 1980 as part of that railroad’s sec... (more)
Originally built for the Seaboard Coast Line in 1980, this veteran B30-7 is the lone engine of aggregate train W059 as it heads... (more)