Climbing into Roanoke, CSX train C040 is loaded with 100 cars of coal and equipped with 3 GE units for power.
Still working hard for many decades now, this Ex Conrail EMD waits with a short consist in Birmingham for a crew. At dusk, this 3,000 horsepower beast finally gets powered up.
For the time being, this Loram Ballast Cleaner calls the house track in Roanoke home until its next call for duty.
A southbound is approaching, so this work train takes the siding as a storm clears at Broughton. I guess those hoppers are carrying gold, since that's where the rainbow ends.
Headed north with a train of containers and empty cars, I028 is lead by the "Spirit of Nashville" CSX engine.
Spring is here, and that's why it comes as no surprise that I stumbled upon this little reptile slithering near the mainline.
Union Pacific power brings freight into Birmingham during the last minutes of daylight.
Operating as L241 on a clear day in Standing Rock, is this southbound automobile carrier powered by two CSX engines and a BNSF unit.
A BNSF Heritage 2 unit rolls through Broughton with over 8,000 feet of containers.
The sun peeks out just enough to put some light on three GE locomotives and a long mixture of freight. This train operates daily and is bound for Waycross, GA.
Moments before a crew was brought in, my Nikon camera captured an image of an SD40-2 an its rail train all set for duty. The crew will lay rail in Opelika, then head back to LaGrange.
With a clear signal at Broughton, I840 heads towards Dickert and then on to Wadley. There it will take the siding for a southbound coal train.
Looking down the jointed siding, autos are approaching on the mainline behind an original CSX veteran AC4400CW. The "X" is missing from what looks like a replacement door on the nose.
A total of 58 cars head north behind 3 CSX units during the last minutes of daylight.
The Lineville Subdivision is a heavy haul line with 136lb RE Rail installed for a strong road for trains to travel on. Maintenance is needed to provided a reliable and efficient surface that keep... (more)