With a DPU down and a huge train on unable to proceed considering tonnage grades etc. they are waiting while conductor ties down 40+ brakes on the section behind the DPUs. It’s 12:38. They’ll g... (more)
This train of junk freight didn’t have a prayer, maximum tonnage, minimum power, then on the downgrade their one AC, a DPU, blew an engine. Maximum grades ahead. Setting brakes, moving all pow... (more)
One half of the yard switcher du jour. Considering their standards at the time one has to wonder why they bothered with the patch.
Back when the trains still ran here.
With a newly rebuilt unit up front our big intermodal of the days rolls through with intermittent warning blasts of the horn as a maintenance of way crew prepares to head east with their ballast c... (more)
The local turn is a little overpowered today and running east in the morning, a good indications they “died on the law” somewhere last night.
Heeling into a curve, this intermodal is at the threshold to a suburb of the vast Tri Cities, VA/TN metropolis.
A shorter than usual train must have resulted in several DIT units on the front as the “gut” train rolls along just east of town. A foreign unit is very rare these days.
Emory & Henry College is a great small liberal arts school located in a beautiful rural setting, made more beautiful today by two newly rebuilt units, 100 numbers apart. For some reason 4313 was ... (more)
Just a few hundred feet short of the Appalachian summit, at a slow but determined Run 8 pace, two brand new rebuilds one hundred numbers apart are looking good as they approach the friendly rural ... (more)
Originally BLE, rare beast to find. Reported now stored. Looks like the “kid in tennis shoes” as somebody described the EMD six-axle -2 locomotives. Photo by Mike Wikman, local railfan hero.
Easing along “in the hole” for a meet with EB #126 this unit is Class of 2021. I noticed they apparently did not upgrade the cooling.
Blasting thru with a monster train. This one and it’s EB counterpart are all I catch some days due to delays resulting from acceptable slidings being 30-40 miles apart and the broken knuckles, pu... (more)
Eastbound train roaring up the straight track prior to the struggle up Cajon Pass. Looks like that lead unit got some of CNW Zito yellow by accident.
EX L&N in a short-lived but nice modern paint scheme.