At the SKOL yard, a grizzled old veteran idles, awaiting a little part-time work, basking in probably the best sun I have ever seen. This area is becoming a desert, but we’ll ignore that fact.
We chased the Arkansas & Missouri freight up from Springdale and found this track geometry train heading west on the former SLSF main. The only thing we saw on the line this day.
Wealthbound Autumn Leaf excursion splits the signals just west of town along Wyndale Road.
Autumn leave excursion is headed west to Bristol. I guess we’ll not see any more unless Congress acts.
Southbound train from Oklahoma City.
Oh, the ones that got away!. It’s make you feel good to know you got shots of an operation that many folks will wish they had seen. Get ‘em while you can! Oh, but the ones that got away! This ... (more)
With the power unit in the middle these Swiss built rail cars are unusual and a curiosity as they sit in the new yard awaiting the call to service. Anyone know how they worked out?
Getting ready for a mine run up a holler
A second hand unit is idling in the yard by the small car shop with a short work train.
A rebuilt GP50 rolls west taking a work train back to Bristol. These signals were short-lived, falling in 2017, replaced by PTC compatibles.
Westbound empty hopper train.
Northbound empty covered hopper train
Southbound unit covered hopper train.
All lined up with nowhere to go. Despite their looks these ex-N&W and C&O units were well maintained, as was the railroad until SCE&G pulled the plug on its Canadys coal-fired plant. Now the uni... (more)
Little kids have their Day Out With Tomas. Big kids have better tings to do. Great day out.