NS 66E thunders east along the NS S Line just after sunset on May 11, 2016.
A sleet and snow storm batters a loaded ethanol train tied down in the Old Yard at Spencer NC
A visitor from the north leads the 66E ethanol train as it waits to get permission to use the block.
A shot that can no longer happen. One of the last few ex-SOU High Hood SD40-2s lead a loaded woodchip train westbound towards Asheville on the S-Line back in January 2014.
66E is the 2nd of 4 Eastbounds to pass through Rawl within an hour.
Eastbound ethanol train 66E splits the endangered CPL signals at Falls Branch, a few miles West of Williamson.
Ex-UP 7323, still in UP colors, eases ethanol train 66E through the small community of Newell, approaching a 10mph speed restriction.
66E snakes through Azalea with its full woodchip hoppers from Silverstreet, SC in tow for the paper mill at Canton, NC.
NS train 66E (unit woodchips) is nearing the top of the Old Fort loops with their long string of loaded chips in tow.
The last time a scene like this will occur, a ex--Southern Railway high hood leader on a loaded woodchip train heading west on the S-Line, with less than 20 left, this will make a grown man cry.
NS Heritage #8098 leads woodchip train 66E around the lower loop of the high fill in the Old Fort Loops.
NS #8098 rounds the curve just west of Jarratt's Tunnel with train 66E in tow as it climbs the loops near Old Fort, NC.
NS #8101 leads woodchip train 66E through Old Fort as it prepares to climb the grade to Ridgecrest, NC and on to Asheville.
My pre-dawn departure from Durham was looking more and more like waste of time as I drove past Greensboro, Statesville, then Hickory in a constant drizzle under overcast skies. As I neared Old For... (more)