UP 7613 (ES44AC) leads for other motors and a long coal train up the 2% grade at Plainview, Colorado.
I didn't have much in mind for this northbound MKCCN train due to the afternoon light. I however found this barn shot, and little did I know that the train would be 1x1, so that worked out too. I ... (more)
Westbound Grain Train being led by UP 7613
The second Q601 seen that day, makes a late afternoon run into the city of Opelika during the last rays of light. The train will meet Q612 which is stopped between the switches of Opelika on the m... (more)
UP 7613 leading an manifest freight through this crossing. The clouds were really nice today, adding to the effect of this shot.
NS 224 heads west on the Louisville District with its short
10 car train of stacks and spine cars.
The sun plays a game of cat and mouse with me as a
very short northbound NS 224 with UP units 7613 and
7700 lead its train at Southfork.
Eastbound tonnage works around a shoe-fly built to keep traffic moving during construction of BNSF's new third main and demolition of two tunnels that stood since 1913. The tunnels will be missed.
179 waits at Whitney to meet 170 and 16T before continuing to Birmingham. I doubt the crew planned to park the lead unit in a perfect patch of sunlight but I'm glad they did.