A conductor holds on to CSX locomotive #6460 as the engineer moves it from the siding to the main. After moving some cars around, this crew is finish for today and will tie this train down.
Wasting no time, one of CSX's Q series train rush through Roanoke with stack containers. Tonight it's operating as X125 and with all power on the head-end. The engines leave a trail of light as t... (more)
On the way north, a mixed freight train stops on the main to add some cars to its consist. Switching to the siding, the conductor holds on to the fourth engine as they prepare to pick up two cars... (more)
Hoopers quickly pass through Dickert behind three CSX engines. Today all its power is on the front end, but generally one locomotive brings up the rear.
The last train before sunset is operating with BNSF power and a little over 5,000 feet of containers. Within an hour another train will roll through but in darkness.
A consist of containers are brought through Roanoke with three BNSF engines on the point.
There's always a possibility of a fire during rail grinding. A crossstie has ignited from the hot metal shavings from a Loram rail grinder. The grinders have water for this exact reason but appar... (more)
Some Ballast Regulators are running and waiting to get to work, while containers are set and ready for pick up. A massive intermodal train (225 cars) moves over the mainline with a DPU in the mid... (more)
On a beautiful evening in Wadley, the next train to pass through is a colorful intermodal southbound. New crossties wait for installment and this now obsolete train is making a daily run.
EMD power and welded rail take a shower as rain moves into Roanoke.
Only 1,559 feet long, this very short train assembly heads north with one locomotive on the point and a DPU on the rear. The trailing unit is CSXT #905.
Taking the siding at Standing Rock, over 5,000 feet of empty coal hoppers head to the northend for a brief wait for a southbound.
On a clear day, intermodal containers roll over the mainline stacked behind BNSF power through Dickert. A meet between this train and Q185 will happen not far from here in Wadley.
A nearly full snow supermoon, shines bright over the Lineville Subdivision on this cold February night. Three CSX locomotives rush through Roanoke between the color lights with 71 cars. This sect... (more)
Autoracks head north passing an intermodal train at the Broughton siding, with these two CSX engines coupled to 7,000 feet of them.