Heading out of Lagrange through south Pyne, intermodal containers pass over Pegasus Parkway with a fleet of BNSF power.
A friend of mine occupies the conductor seat of this intermodal train as it rolls north through Dickert. Looks like this 20 year old beast could use a little soap and water.
A nearly 20 year old Dash 9 leads today's Q186 into the CSX control point of Lafayette Connection which is where the A&WP/WofA Subdivision merges with the Lineville Subdivision for 2 miles into to... (more)
Heritage 2 BNSF power charges north leading two more assisting units and 96 cars. Built in 2003, its equipped with DC traction and 16 cylinders in its prime mover.
Sharp winding curves combined with wheel flanges and rail produce a squeal that cuts through the foliage announcing the arrival of intermodal train Q186. The orange of BNSF Heritage 2 paint on th... (more)
CSX Train Q186-03 heads North through Saint Ives, AL. In the late afternoon sunlight.
Train Q186 travels through Dickert with intermodal containers in tow. The perfectly aligned containers gives the impression of a long cube shaped snake with BNSF power making headway north over t... (more)
A BNSF dash 9 leads intermodal train Q186 through the 2nd avenue crossing after having just come off the CSX main line at the 24th street control point. The double stack train is now riding atop ... (more)
With a CSX crew still onboard, Q186 is only a few thousand feet away from its hand-off point between CSX and BNSF. That would be the BNSF East Thomas yard in northwest Birmingham. Once the BNSF ... (more)
Speeding north over the mainline, multi colored containers cross the only grade crossing in Dickert with some generals for power. The turnout to the left, once held trains that served a wood yard... (more)
A Tier 4 BNSF locomotive (built in 2015) highballs through Dickert with 6,991 feet of intermodal containers.
Roaming through some tight curves and close bank sides, Q186-21 heads north with a special unit on the point. Still in the famous original Santa Fe Warbonnet paint, BNSF Dash 9 engine #656 comman... (more)
CSX Train Q186-21 heads North through Saint Ives, AL. With BNSF C44-9W #656 leading the way still in the Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme
CSX Train Q186-21 heads North through Weathers, AL. With BNSF C44-9W #656 leading the way still in the Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme
CSX Intermodal Train Q186-26 roars North through Saint Ives, AL.