Its a busy morning on the transcon in Central Illinois as a long Z heads west with some DP's pushing while 2 eastbounds wait their turn to get through the plant due to single tracking in Chillicot... (more)
In the very last moments of sunlight on this day, NS 145 with the Erie heritage units begins to accelerate out of the siding at Leipsic after a meet with an eastbound freight.
Running west on the normally eastbound main, a mostly bare table train navigates Kingman Canyon.
From way atop Kingman canyon we catch a meet between an LA bound stack train and a Chicago bound Z9.
From about as high as you can climb in Kingman Canyon the view is spectacular as we catch eastbound stacks winding their way through the canyon.
It's been another busy evening on the Geneva Sub as another westbound lights up the signal bridge and old coaling tower at Nelson, IL.
A southbound coal train makes good time as it pounds the diamond with the NS at Leipsic, OH with relics of the past still standing guard.
The good ole standard black Dash 9 heads up a short westbound freight late in the day, splitting the leaning double brackets near Swanton, OH on the Chicago Line.
The Reading and Lehigh Valley units team up on a coal train bound for Detroit.
Day turns to night at South Deshler as a southbound has a clear signal to proceed. The location of the moon adds a bit to the scene as well.
Its a calm, but cold moonlit night at Vauces on the CSX Northern Sub as the 3 track cantilever still stands guard at the west end.
The lead AC looks a little different with black number boards as it heads up another loaded oil train headed for the east coast, rolling under the old signal bridge at Milbury.
CSX AC4400 Numero Uno is in charge of an eastbound freight on the old C&O at Bradner.
Eastbound Q151 stacks at Lemoyne on the old C&O.
In the last minutes of daylight a UP stack train rolls past the leaning signals at CP Yost.