Due to problems with the third unit, JBSI (with a former KCS tunnel motor leading the way) wasn't able to make the hill, so they doubled their train to Mount Jewett (where the crew would end up ou... (more)
SIJB works hard through the horseshoe curve South of Bradford as they head South.
What I envision when I think of Salamanca: orange SD45s and vintage BR&P depot.
Upon departure at Salamanca, the BFSI we chased became the SIJB. Here it is at Foster Brook about to pick up the Foster Brook switcher.
SIJB slowly grinds up the grade and through the horseshoe curve near Lewis Run. The train was doing ~7 MPH as it went by us.
454 sits at Salamanca, waiting for the crew.
Working Foster Brook/Bradford before proceeding South.
The scenery was pretty much at it's peak as the train cruises through Hutchins.
SIJB awaits its crew to climb aboard for the trip South as mist lingers in the hills in the background.
SIJB is Southbound out of Mount Jewett.
SIJB heads into downtown Mount Jewett, passing the rural countryside.
SIJB is near the top of the grade as it passes some fall foliage in Bingham.
SIJB approaches Mount Jewett as they cruise along a long straightaway.
SIJB passes a CPL signal that has been turned sideways in anticipation of its removal.
SIJB sets off some cars before picking up the GP9 and several other cars and heading South.