Aug 12, 2017
Sorry guys, I'll try to post something later
I can get ya started with one from last November. After visiting a friend in SLC, I took the Eastbound California Zephyr home.
Woke up to six units on the front end!
Visitor on the CSX Ohio River Sub at Point Pleasant,WV.
Love seeing that B&O bridge!
Another shot from last month in Virginia of the Amtrak test train going to Roanoke.
Testing for? To add a new service?
Yes, new service between Washington D C and Roanoke beginning in October.
I love to see when the states step in for their constituents. Now I wish to see KCS, NS, and CSX step up to the plate and clean up their two major choke points, KCS/NS at Meridian, MS at the east end of the Meridian Speedway, and the NS/CSX complex just south of Atlanta. C'Mon guys, I used to set my watch by the Crescent's time keeping before I retired in '97. Now that area is a disaster, up to five hours with #19 and #20 delayed in holes waiting for freights to be allowed to go through and/or be repaired. One more example that the multiple delay fines levied by Amtrak onto the freight companies being accepted as just another small(!) cost of doing business on a daily basis. Do you think that I'm upset that Congress refuses to accept that passenger trains are a very
important element of public mobility infrastructure....DARN RIGHT I AM.
An oldie, but a goodie, from my favorite mountains on earth...
Tunnel 27 and eastbound manifest tonnage.
No train today, but the signal and switch plant along the rails sure do look lonesome out here.
Let me end the weekend with a bit of 8-notched power up a steep wye at South Amana, IA with train CRPE11.
IAIS 153 and 40 loaded grain cars were added to the coal empties.
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That old SD38 is sure leaning into the tonnage isn't it? These old EMD's are sure fun to operate and watch, they just go to work and give everything they have right now. About all we see thru here are buckets of dash 9's. Nice to see a picture of one of these old workhorses doing the work.
Thanks for posting.