This is where you climb through the nose to get to the cab of a AC4400CW.
Shot of the engineers control console.
This was the protoype ICBM launce car that was built in 1986. Fully loaded it weighed 520,000lbs.
Shot of the engineers console.
Shot of the engineers view ahead. Not the best scenery, but these shots don't come everyday for me.
Grafton is a AC4400CW Meca the day after Thanksgiving!
SB #97 "Siver Meteor" arriving to the station 4hr 15min late.
#500 "Spirit of Grafton" How fitting that the spirit was sitting in it's namesake town.
NB #90 "Palmetto"
NB Palmetto pauses at Fayetteville, NC.
It had ran out of fuel, said the engineer, then the second unit an SD70, fell off line, and out of fuel, while I was standing there.
NB Intermodal rides smooth on newly installed concrete ties, and 141 lb rail.
#500 "Spirit of Grafton" Awaits it's next assignment in Wild, and Wonderful WV