CSX C40-8 7558 leads Q681 by Coosa Street as it departs Montgomery, Alabama in May of 2003. (Slide Scan)
With the soothing whine of the 645 motor making its presence known, Q681 crosses a rural crossing in Ramer as the classy looking SD40-2 works hard to pull its train up a grade.
As the power for Q681 sits and waits for a midday crew, it’s apparent that the 8782 has visited the paint booth recently as evident by the shiny coat of paint and new boxcar logo on the long hood ... (more)
The 8057 shows off its newest paint scheme, the boxcar logo, as she pulls a mostly loaded Q681 into Troy on a sunny November morning.
The standard cab duo on today’s Q681 round a curve in Sprague as the nearly 3500 foot train heads south towards the terminus point of Waycross.
It’s all downhill from here, as Q681 conquers another hill on the Dothan Subdivision in Shady Grove and continues the journey to Georgia.
Passing a local rail served silo in Banks, Q681 continues on its southward journey but would soon come to a stop a mile and a half away. Some local driver in an F-150 decided to try and beat the ... (more)
The 3400 foot Q681 mixed freight lead by a pair of standard cab models, rolls past the Youngblood siding and some fall colors as it continues the journey through southern Alabama.
The engines of today’s Q681 slowly make their way towards their train in the S&NA yard while Y550 goes about putting its train toget... (more)
Daily manifest Q681 steams south into Dothan, seen here just a few miles north of the yard.
The power for today's Q681 waits for its crew. This power would eventually have to be reversed due to the fact that the lead unit's horn was cut out.
Q681, complete with two Dash 8's, an SD40-2 and SW1500, move onto the Dothan sub while Y120 and its caboose/shoving platform wait on track 2 for them to clear.
Q681 with a noticeably YN3 painted snow plow makes its way to 13th street while NS 339 is stopped on the right. The 7903's plowmore)
With seven engines in tow, Q681 makes its way onto the Dothan Subdivision in the last rays of light on a February afternoon.
A long Q681 moves from track 2 onto the Dothan Subdivision.