Auto racks are abundant in Montgomery today as the empty rack train X236 heads north around the Alabama River while Q650 must wait its turn before moving again.
Independence Day finds Q650 finally making its way into the yard after having to wait for a surprising amount of traffic ahead of it to move out of the way.
A pair of 70MACs and an obvious foreign visitor from the Utah Railway head for Boyles with auto racks full of automobiles from a Montgomery assembly plant at their head end.
After a 34 year life on the railroad, the colorful aspects of this Railbox logo and slogan have faded away leaving behind their outline and original colors applied just down the road at the Pullma... (more)
The familiar headlights of CSXT 7914 illuminate the search light signal that stands guard at control point Longview, unfortun... (more)
The conductor of Q650 radios the engineer to start the reverse move towards the locomotive shops where the CSXT 8367 and 68 shall be dropped off and then the lead engines of Q650 will promptly hea... (more)
After having dropped off its two bottom locomotives at the Montgomery locomotive terminal, Q650 is seen returning back to its train on the Day Street siding while an auto-rack train with Union Pac... (more)
The lone SD60M engine is all that is needed for today’s Q650 train as it's seen backing onto a load of Kia Sorento, Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe automobiles sitting in the enclosed auto-racks waiti... (more)
A 5-pack lead Q650 slowly begins to depart the S&NA yard while Y191 is seen off to the right sorting cars in the 17 track y... (more)
An AC6000 and AC Gevo are all that's needed to pull this Q650 over the 13th street interlocking with Norfolk Southern. Up front are loaded autoracks possibly from Hyundai in Montgomery, AL or Kia... (more)
After a short wait, Q650 gets a Restricting signal and will enter Montgomery Yard for a new crew while the old crew calls it a night.
Q650 slowly enters the yard with a good EOT on the rear.
Four motors are needed to pull a 125 car Q650 into the M&M yard while a the Marriott Renaissance Hotel looms in the background.
It's all AC all the time in Montgomery Yard, as the power for Q650 helps to clean the air with two GEVO's in the middle of the consist.