The sun is falling fast on the western horizon, and we are standing on the north end of the platform of the ex-ACL Rocky Mount, NC train station as we catch SB CSX F774 the Rocky Mount to Boykins,... (more)
F774 returns this Sunday afternoon with 69 cars picked up from the NCVA RR passing an old freight shed near Rocky Mount's old tobacco warehouse district.
Passing over Weldon on the A-Line with a train for the NCVA.
An ugly leaser trailing an SD60M on the Rocky Mount to Boykins, VA turn.
Passing the abandoned storefronts at branchville.
Passing old homes on the way north.
Two GEs momentarily break the silence of this typical eastern NC landscape...a swamp.
F774 makes its return to Rocky Mount today with just 45 cars from the NCVA in tow.
A colorful lashup leads 81 cars bound for interchange with the NCVA RR through recently harvested cotton fields.
Interesting to see a cascade green unit passing through a town named after one of the great railroads of the South.
F774 leaves the A-Line and heads onto the former Seaboard at Weldon connection, near Garysburg.
F774's conductor prepares to flag the crossing as his engines back past Boykins' old freight house and onto the north leg of the NCVA RR's wye.
774 makes its daily turn out of Rocky Mount to Boykins, VA to hand its train over to the NCVA RR. Meanwhile, coal train T336-18 heads underneath on its way to the Cogentrix facility on the Roanok... (more)
F774 cruises through Seaboard, N.C. on it's way from Rocky Mount to Boykins, Va.