Norfolk Southern's "Illinois Terminal" heritage unit rolls to a stop under the morning sun to wait for MoW crews to clear 10 miles down the line.
The Macon bound freight grinds up the Braswell Mountain grade with a Union Pacific SD70M leading a PRLX (EX CSX) AC6000CW.
NS 175 waits in the siding at CP Bunch with a SD70ACU leader. A UP AC44 is also pushing on the rear of the train.
NS 175 slides into downtown Macon, Georgia with a C40-9W, SD60 and WC SD45 as the morning's pigeons take flight although they're not much of a welcoming committee. (Slide Scan)
NS C40-8W 8328 leads 175's power back to it's train after having been to the Inman Shop for fueling, a UP C40-8 and NS SD60i makes the remainder of the consist. (Slide Scan)
Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard on the afternoon of October 8, 2018 was rather busy. In this view 175 to the left swaps crews at CP Phoenix for it's trip down the Atlanta South District, in the midd... (more)
NS 9884 leads the day's Macon bound manifest, 175 out of Atlanta, Georgia as it starts it's journey down the Atlanta South District.
NS 175 with C39-8 8603 and a ex LMX C40-8W passes through Locust Grove, Georgia on the Atlanta South District in October 2003. (Slide Scsn)
The long manifest slithers through the C-Line Junction with a big 80MAC paving the way South.
The southbound NS 175 (Elkhart,IN-Macon,GA) waste no time as it scoot through the town of Spring City, TN (MP 283.2 (CP) Spring City) on its way south for Chattanooga, TN on the CNO&TP 2nd Distric... (more)
NS 175 (Bellevue,OH-Macon,GA) glides down the main track through Cohutta, GA on the NS Atlanta North-End. The short manifest will have to come to a safe stop 8 rail-miles south at Control Point (C... (more)
NS 175 rolls through McDonough, Ga, with the NS 8099 "Southern" Leading the way South to Macon on its home rails.
NS 175 running restricted thru High Point after having PTC issues around Jamestown, NC
Rerouted from the North End, NS 175 gets back underway after stopping to pick up a couple items at the depot. The lead BNSF D9-44CW is passing 238, having just stopped as well.
One of the most beautiful place to enjoy railfaning in my books has to be Bluefield as the yard sits just below the mountains this makes a good back drop for trains heading east out of Bluefield.