AMXAS with a typical pair of "well maintained" UP power is yarding at A&S Gateway Yard.
NS power leads UP AMXAS north,this train almost always has non-UP power,usually NS,TFM or KCS power.
Bringing a train into the yard
Illuminated by a southbound, this northbound manifest waits in the hole, being run-around by both north- and southbounds. He's barely visible but the conductor is on the left side of the locomotiv... (more)
A NS unit is on the point of AMXAS tonight as it pulled past the 5.0 signal and tied down by the yard tower to wait for a new crew. Canon 350D, 28-80mm. f/5.6 @ 10
Yarding a train
As the moon sets over the Illinois farmland, illuminating a dense fog, the rythmic chant of EMD 645 prime movers on AMXAS 14 can be heard echoing through the night.
A dense bank of fog has decended on the Mississippi River Valley tonight, so dense visibility was down to about 700ft! This means that roll-by inspections such as this one must be done with the br... (more)