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BNSF 1077
Title:  BNSF 1077
Description:  Adding some color to the bland fall foliage season that was Fall 2013, a BNSF Heritage 1 painted CW44-9 1077 and a CSX SD70MAC lead a mixed freight near Wabun, VA
Photo Date:  10/23/2013  Upload Date: 1/9/2014 7:12:05 PM
Location:  Wabun, VA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1077(C44-9W) CSX 4827(SD70MAC)
Views:  2539   Comments: 9
UP 7379
Title:  UP 7379
Description:  Two UP visitors, UP ES44AC 7379 and SD70M 4425 lead a double stack train across the diamond in Waycross, GA
Photo Date:  1/15/2012  Upload Date: 2/9/2012 8:32:12 PM
Location:  Cordele, GA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7379(AC45CCTE) UP 4425(SD70M)
Views:  572   Comments: 2
AMTK 156
Title:  AMTK 156
Description:  Amtrak 156, in heritage "phase 1" paint crosses the Tampa Bypass Canal near Tampa, FL with the Inbound Silver Star, Amtrak train 91. Note the snipes flying by skimming above the water.
Photo Date:  1/25/2012  Upload Date: 2/4/2012 5:15:59 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 156(P42DC) AMTK 83(P42DC)
Views:  729   Comments: 12
NS 8384
Title:  NS 8384
Description:  Three different generations of GE Widecabs led by ex-Conrail CW40-8 NS 8394 bring a mixed freight across the Hartwell Lake trestle in Clemson, SC.
Photo Date:  10/26/2011  Upload Date: 12/5/2011 5:54:29 PM
Location:  Clemson, SC
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8384(C40-8W) NS 8912(C40-9W) NS 7546(ES40DC)
Views:  428   Comments: 4
FCEN 53
Title:  FCEN 53
Description:  Florida Central CF7 53 running on the former Atlantic Coast Line's Gainesville to Brooksville mainline which is now operated by the shortline Florida Northern Railroad. There is about a mile of street running through downtown Ocala, FL. The fixed approach semaphore protects the at-grade crossing with the CSX "S-Line" mainline aka the Wildwood Sub.
Photo Date:  9/2/2011  Upload Date: 9/18/2011 12:10:07 PM
Location:  Ocala, FL
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  FCEN 53(CF7)
Views:  662   Comments: 8
GSMR 1755
Title:  GSMR 1755
Description:  The GSMR Nantahala Gorge Turn heads through the Nantahala Gorge near Wesser, NC. White water rafters get a nice wave from the Conductor. This is one of two daily excursion trains which the GSMR runs. This one departs Bryson City, NC at 10:30am and heads West to Hewitt, NC where the train pulls into a siding, the locomotives run around the train and the train heads back to Bryson City.
Photo Date:  7/5/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 6:07:08 PM
Location:  Wesser, NC
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  GSMR 1755(GP9) GSMR 777(GP9)
Views:  444   Comments: 8
BNSF 5276
Title:  BNSF 5276
Description:  BNSF Dash 9 5276 leading 2 warbonnets and a H1 Dash 9 lead a mixed freight across a wash on the "East main" in Kingman Canyon while a double stack train lead by four ES44DC's head towards Los Angelas on the "West main". This was really a "right place, right time" situation. West of Kingman, AZ, the two main tracks split just on the other side of the passenger station and take considerably different routes for about 10 miles before rejoining in the desert. In my entire time in and around Kingman, I saw only 6 Eastbounds and likely 20+ Westbounds. I am guessing Eastbounds run mainly at night.
Photo Date:  1/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/31/2011 8:10:32 PM
Location:  Kingman, AZ
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5276(C44-9W) BNSF 8216(SD75M) BNSF 742(C44-9W) BNSF 960(C44-9W)
Views:  605   Comments: 6
NS 9574
Title:  NS 9574
Description:  NS 9574 leading 5 other units including a UP C40-8 on a loaded coal train through Powhatan, WV
Photo Date:  10/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2010 5:08:41 PM
Location:  Powhatan, WV
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9574(C40-9W) NS 8716(C40-8) NS 2568(SD70) NS 9808(C40-9W) UP 9036(C40-8) NS 2600(SD70M)
Views:  385   Comments: 6
NS 4271
Title:  NS 4271
Description:  NS 4271 leading the OCS through Tazewell, VA. Imposing cliffs in the distance.
Photo Date:  10/22/2010  Upload Date: 12/23/2010 11:43:24 AM
Location:  Tazewell, VA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4271(F9A) NS 4276(F7B) NS 4270(F9A) NS 4275(F7B)
Views:  431   Comments: 8
NS 8761
Title:  NS 8761
Description:  NS 8761 and 9648 lead a mixed freight over the massive trestle near Troutville, VA. Several homes are in the immediate area.
Photo Date:  10/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/12/2010 10:10:19 PM
Location:  Troutville, VA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8761(C40-8) NS 9648(C40-9W)
Views:  541   Comments: 8
CPL
Title:  CPL
Description:  Not long after sunrise, the sun is poking through the fog at Whitethorne, VA. This was a cool morning and the warm water of the New River caused a very foggy morning in the New River Valley.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/17/2010 5:12:01 PM
Location:  Whitethorne, VA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Signal
Locomotives: 
Views:  261   Comments: 7
CSXT 4308
Title:  CSXT 4308
Description:  CSX Y225, the Yeoman to Port Tampa job led by GP39-2s CSXT 4308 and 4303 cross the Hillsborough River drawbridge in downtown Tampa. This bascule bridge built by the ACL in 1915. This bridge once saw dozens of movements a day but now sees usually just 1 movement a day and is only manned as necessary. The line to Port Tampa goes right through downtown Tampa and there is a short stretch of street running involved. In the distance, ominous storm clouds are gathering.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/18/2010 3:49:19 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4308(GP39-2) CSX 4303(GP39-2)
Views:  935   Comments: 13
CSXT 4301
Title:  CSXT 4301
Description:  Y250, the Yeoman Yard to old Port Tampa local with GP39-2 CSXT 4301 as the sole power crossing over the Hillsborough River. This bascule bridge built by the ACL in 1915. The bridgetender stands in the door to the tenders house. This bridge once saw dozens of movements a day but now sees usually just 1 movement a day and is only manned as necessary. The line to Port Tampa goes right through downtown Tampa and there is a short stretch of street running involved.
Photo Date:  5/2/2010  Upload Date: 5/8/2010 4:54:45 PM
Location:  Tampa, FL
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4301(GP39-2)
Views:  341   Comments: 6
CSXT 5364
Title:  CSXT 5364
Description:  CSXT 5364 and 5217 lead the Southbound empty Juice Train across the Manatee River and into Bradenton. O854 is the symbol of the Juice train between Yeoman Yard (Tampa) and Bradenton and back. O854 leaves Yeoman Yard around 6am, arrives in Bradenton usually around 7:30am and spots the empties in the yard at the Tropicana facility and then doubles the loads out of Bradenton yard and heads back to Tampa usually by 10am. At Yeoman, the train is re-crewed and heads North as Q740. Today, there was an issue with the mainline switch at Big Bend, and the train was delayed about an hour and a half, so the Southbound is seen crossing the river in good light, rather than the usual darkness.
Photo Date:  2/21/2010  Upload Date: 3/9/2010 9:07:08 PM
Location:  Bradenton, FL
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives:  CSX 5364(ES44DC) CSX 5217(ES44DC)
Views:  269   Comments: 4
NS 9706
Title:  NS 9706
Description:  NS 9706 leads a loaded coal train around a tight curve at Robinson, VA. It is about to cross over to Track 2 and cross the New River onto the Whitethorne District heading towards Roanoke. Note the Eastbound N&W CPLs still standing, the Westbound signals have been replaced with tri-lights. Also notice the pigeons sitting in the gague on Track 2, they were eatting spilled corn from a passing Grain train.
Photo Date:  1/3/2010  Upload Date: 2/10/2010 9:34:04 PM
Location:  Robinson, VA
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9706(C40-9W)
Views:  157   Comments: 4
CSXT 898
Title:  CSXT 898
Description:  CSXT 898 and 779 lead 56 loaded coal hoppers off of the Gauley Branch over the New River and onto the CSX ex-C&O Mainline at Gauley Bridge, WV. The Gauley Branch is a lightly used branch with a very steep grade from the town of Gauley Bridge up and over the New River. These 2 AC units were struggling and it took three attempts to make it over the bridge. The first attempt the train stalled short of the trestle, then the units uncoupled, ran light and sanded various parts of the line and then tried 2 more times, this being the successful one. They could really have used either helpers or another unit on the head end. It was snowing pretty heavily and the temperature was about 17 degrees this day.
Photo Date:  1/6/2010  Upload Date: 1/20/2010 10:18:00 PM
Location:  Gauley Bridge, WV
Author:  Troy Nolen
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 898(ES44AC-H)
Views:  464   Comments: 6
NS 8002
Title:  NS 8002
Description:  NS 8022 leads a unit coal train through Crozier, WV towards Bluefield on a very cold and snowy day in January.
Photo Date:  1/4/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2010 8:33:18 PM
Location:  Crozier, WV
Author:  Troy
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8002(ES44AC)
Views:  342   Comments: 2
NS 8985
Title:  NS 8985
Description:  NS 8985 leads an empty coal hopper train through the curve at Glen Lyn, VA. NS 8985 was one of the first of over 1000 C40-9W units that NS eventually purchased.
Photo Date:  10/25/2009  Upload Date: 11/7/2009 5:54:21 PM
Location:  Glen Lyn, VA
Author:  Troy
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 8985(C40-9W)
Views:  266   Comments: 6


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