As it slowly reverses its train onto the west side tracks of the yard while continuing to sort cars, M721 splits the soon to be installed vader-hood signals that are now taking over on the S&NA So... (more)
With their drag race to the 21st Street Bridge nearly complete, it looks like this CSX hi-railer will beat out Calera local M721 with Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: GE ES40DCLocation: Birmingham, Alabama, USALocomotive #: CSXT 5279Train ID: CSX M721Photo Date: October 15, 2011
The Calera local, M721 backs its train into the Lhoist North America plant and will spend a few hours adding more cars to its train. M721 will later head towards Birmingham to drop off all of its ... (more)
A very photogenic consist takes a break and prepares to add 26 cars to its train then head to Montgomery.
With the Dogwood trees in full bloom, M721 and its loads of lime pull out of the Calera siding.
With their loads picked up, M721 splits the signals at Longview and heads towards Calera Yard.
It's hard to keep a legend down.
Conductor Wes has just lined M721 for the main track, while Q577 is preparing to continue on south.
Friendly Conductor Wes of M721 has just lined the switch and now is opening the knuckle on CEFX 16521 in order to couple the rest of his train to cars south of him.
M721 with conductor Wes at the helm, rounds the curve at Helena on its way to Birmingham with loads of lime.
M721's power has now been spotted in the yard, and Q577 waits for its signal and "local" traffic to clear before continuing on south.
A scary CS-hex local is about to depart with loads of creepy cement and ghoulish lime on this Halloween afternoon.
Calera local, M721, waits for its conductors to walk back to the cab before it continues north to Birmingham with 45 loads of cement, 13 loads of lime and one empty bulkhead.