Not the proverbial 'horse of a different color', but certainly looks like a horse in sheep's clothing on the nose of the lead unit!
From one crossing to the next which is next to me on the left, 23M snakes through the S curve about ready to knock down the signal at MP225 on track 2.
The speedway that is the ex-NYC, a hotshot with a "patched" NS toaster roars downhill toward Michigan City and Chicago, the signal on the eastbound line has lit up for a late runnign Amtrak
22A and 25N sit side by side in the Bristol Yard. It is rare to see two westbounds sitting next to each other in Bristol.
Aftrer a short delay for the conductor to walk the train to inspect an object they hit, which turned out to be just a toy on the tracks, NS 22A heads West into the sunset near Bluff City.
One word... COLD!
Snow sticks to westbound 13N as it crosses over at C Tower.
Westbound 13N crosses over from No. 3 to No. 2 track at C Tower. 10 minutes earlier, 20Q passed during a massive snow squall.
Hmm, I wonder if the crew is listening to Craig Morgan's - "International Harvester" as it tows a load of John Deere combines eastbound. Note the lead engine's horse....
After setting its first cut of coal off at Clarks Gap, a Hill Run and its helper head back to Elmore Yard for another cut.
Note the old Virginian signal at Algonquin in the distance.
Hill Run U85 soars over Garwood Trestle with another 40 car cut of coal for Clarks Gap. Shoving on the rear are a NS C40-8, ex-CR SD60I and a BNSF C44-9W.
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An assortment of engines and paint schemes take 10A east through Leetsdale.
The power off 83A has been recrewed at Bluefield as the J52 and the power is caught drifting downgrade through Ennis on the way to Farm to assist yet another eastbound tonnage train.
Coal loads pause just shy of the block at Bluestone, VA while they wait on 83E to finish switching out Flat Top Yard just a few miles ahead.