A new symbol around here due to TOP21, NS P98 (formerly E49) pulls into the yard. On the south track is a camp train, and the derails guarding it perfectly frame P98.
Trailing unit is HLCX
P98 works the interchange while MofW waits to get track time.
Working Charlottesville with a former Conrail SD70 and a new NS ES40DC for power.
Departing for Alexandria
P98, lead by 8950, gets back underway from charlottesville on his way up north to manassas and northern virginia on his daily local freight service.
An NS One Unit Wonder
NS 212 passes NS P98.
NS P98 w/ NS 2656 (SD70M-2), NS 8405 (C40-8W), NS 3388 (SD40-2) and 9261 (D9-40CW).
Lots of horsepower on a 6 car P98 as UP SD90MAC 8129 leads the train northbound from track 2 to 1 at Burke.
NS P98 holds at Burke with 2 GE's and a trio of GP60's (One in horsehead scheme). He is awaiting a new crew and clearance north past the smoothing gang.
VRE 325 departs south after stopping next to NS P98 to drop off the P54 relief crew. P98 outlawed about an hour earlier. A nice conversation with the engineer passed the time while we waited for... (more)