A pair of BNSF GE's shove hard on the rear of a Scherer coal train as intermodal train #231 rolls north preparing to enter its terminus of Whitaker Yard in a mile.
After getting a track authority from the NO&NE Dispatcher, NS 355 notches out to leave Meridian, MS.
NS 9696 leading the Englewood/Houston, TX to Tucson, AZ manifest up the 1.6% grade out of Benson, AZ
A solo Dash 9 highballs eastbound stacks through Pine Junction.
The evening sun begins to fade as Burnside bound manifest No. 170 grinds up the grade to Robins as it snakes through the signals at Rugby Rd.
NS Atlanta bound 296 splits the signals at St. George with stacks as he is fresh out of Jacksonville, FL. The second locomotive is the Lackawanna heritage that had come down on NS 295 from Chicago... (more)
Eastbound loaded coal train 784 makes its way through rural Virginia on a beautiful march afternoon. Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM II
A well done Catfish(fire damage on the long hood) leads 784 though Yuma. Due to an engine shortage they have just set off their pusher engines at the Yuma yard, and they would later pick up a thir... (more)
Charred catfish...This fire damaged C40-9W leads the 37Q into Bristol on a nice day in November.
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NS 37Q passes through the yard at Bristol with a heavily toasted GE in the lead.
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Waiting for clearance to cross over to track two.
NS 9696 rolls by the CWC in the last light of the day along the Pokey.
This would be the last time 11R would see the code line that ran along the tracks here at Ashby, Virginia. July 18, 2008 saw the removal of the code line through here in preparation for the second... (more)
184 Crawls out of Yard and heads East.