An SD50 with YN2 paint is a rare treat these days. This one showed up at the Nissan automotive plant in Smyrna, TN, this week.
Consecutively numbered SD50's lead CSX Q244 west across the scenic "Texas line". Thankfully, the leader still wears the "appropriate" paint scheme.
CSX SD50 8624 leads Q557 west along Route 30, coming into Joliet.
CSX SD50 8624, one of 4 remaining YN2 SD50s, leads Q557 west over Bridge 407 in Joliet.
A late running Q557 heads west into Morris. CSX 8624, one of four remaining YN2 SD50's, leads the charge with help from an SD40-3.
After a setout, the engineer cranks it into run 8 and lets the two CSX EMD's make some noise in Morris.
The rear helpers (two SD50s) are shoving a southbound coal train upgrade from the middle leg of the Hagans switchback. The crushed traction sand laid down by the road units is still on both rails ... (more)
IG4BP screams through Lockport with a YN2 SD50 leading a ex-UP (NS) SD60. There are just four YN2 SD50s left.
Running alongside Banklick creek is a monster Worthville turn with four standard cab EMD's climbing at a crawl up the grade.
Q235 is seen southbound to Winston with empty racks, having come down the S-Line & up to Taft with loads via Lakeland a few hours earlier. That seems to be "how it's done" for now.
Only my third or fourth time exploring locations around Fort Montgomery and Iona Island and I wound up here, one of the area's more pleasant spots. The trains are great, too. Case in point, this... (more)
CSX Q339 approaches Osborn Yard as it heads south by Kentucky Street with a nice trio of standard cab EMDs.
Finally Something Other than a GE! CSX Local F783 for the first time I've ever seen had not 1, but 2 standard cab EMDs. Boy, did they sound good together!
Chessie painted SD50 #8624 leads a southbound military movement into Unicoi, TN on the former Clinchfield RR in this June 1988 scene.
Q493's 94 car train is in the wind by Ghio with with it's SD50/SD50-2 power.