A switch crew works the tracks around the NS/CSX crossing. That white flag may indicate that 5152 has just returned from a Lafayette turn or from working Royal City customers.
NS high hoods have earned their keep working the bottle trains between the ArcelorMittal plants at East Chicago and Riverdale. NS 5152 is seen here at the Lakefront Yard in East Chicago where they... (more)
NS high nose GP38-2 5152 leads a local east through Hohman Ave in Hammond.
The empty bottles arrive at Arcelor Mittal for another load of hot, molten steel.
Empty bottles wait for the signal at Hohman Avenue as a pair of IHB SW1500's lead a train of empty coal hoppers through town.
The "bottle train" heads east down the IHB in Hammond with a classic high hood GP38-2 in charge.
An NS local out of Allentown yard crosses the Lehigh River before heading east on the NS Lehigh Line to western New Jersey.