Carrying a hefty 78 loads (14,000 tons) of rock from the Wadley Crushed Stone Company, a couple of General Electric locos from the CSX fleet gradually gain speed tugging them south. This rock wil... (more)
Crawling through Roanoke, EMD and GE both power a heavy ballast train south consisting of 85 loaded Herzog cars.
The crew gets a blinding view of the sun, while bringing a work train north consisting of all Herzog cars.
Having dropped off 59 empty Herzog ballast hoppers at the Vulcan Materials Quarry earlier in the day, the power for W084 now finds itself tied down on the Notasulga storage track idling the night ... (more)
NB ballast train moves north towards Evansville at sunset.
A loaded ballast train holds on the West Point siding for a meet with A746.
The maples, elms and birches have really begun to show their splendid colors in the Berkshires as an orange snake of loaded ballast cars heads from Trap Rock in Westfield Mass to a point west...