Empty coal drag from Burns Harbor heads east through unincorporated LaPorte County, IN. Autumn is in full swing and the lineside scenery all along Otis Hill is a riot of color.
Trains NS 148 and NS 857 get their green lights to cross through the iron triangle in Fostoria, OH.
Tied down for the night. Norfolk Southern empty coal train, NS 857 was tied down for the night at FOUR MILE after the crew was needed to relieve an outlawed NS Z4K that was holding up the CF&E Mai... (more)
NS 857 arrives at Flat Top Yard with 139 loads.
A single old dash 9 provides power for an eastbound empty hopper train.
A single dash 8 pulls a train of empty hoppers through CP Craft.
857 comes past the signals at College, continuing the parade of Eastbounds in the mid afternoon.
Shortly after sunset, an eastbound empty coal train highballs through Miller City on a cool late summer evening.
The EOT of an eastbound empty coal train trails off into the distance after the head end knocked down the approach indication at E.E. Miller City.
The trees begin to show off some fall color, as the NS 857 with a single former Conrail C40-8W for power rolls through Southern Franklin County, with some hit and miss light.
The NS 857 heads over what in its former life was a double track bridge over the Scioto River, but for some reason the NW removed the 2nd main through Chillicothe, and most of Ross County.
The power for the empty hopper train lets out a little smoke, as the engineer applies more power to bring the train back up to speed, after slowing down to pass through Circleville.
The day draws to an end as a lone Dash 9 brings an empty coal train into Edgerton on the Indiana and Ohio border.
NS empty train 857 passes by freshly painted N&W caboose 530315. The C-30 class caboose was donated to the village of Ashville by Norfolk Southern and is the former Virginian Railway 315 built by ... (more)
NS 857 rolls though the Madison Ave grade crossing heading East on the NS Columbus District.