Fresh off a meet with 18M, NS 53R accelerates past the CPL bracket at Delorme with a rare SD80MAC leader. Ironically, I shot this same unit as it made its way out of Atlanta last month leading hot... (more)
I've had a good streak of luck lately with SD80MACs, and this added to it. One of the huge ex-Conrail EMDs leads empty grain train 53R west at Delorme on the Williamson District.
On a beautiful July evening, 53R, with a brand new UP GEVO on the head end, creeps through White due to a 10 mph slow order on main 1.
53R winds around the wye at Salisbury to head westbound on the S Line.
Three railfans wave to the crew of the NS 53R, which has two HLCX Rent-A-Wrecks, and a NS ES40DC for power.
NS 53R has just hit the Asheville District as he passes Grimes Mill, a local historical site.