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This extreme zoom shows NS 74G on the P-Line in Bon Air getting ready to shove down the NS P-Line/N-Line connector track. This load of coal is heading over to Wilsonville to the Alabama Power Steam Plant.
Used in many mines, compressed air locomotives provided a viable option to the use of horses or mules for moving ore cars.
Per info on the description sheet, these operated off the nominal 100 psig air supply headers within the mines.
Some mines had dedicated headers with pressures up...
It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, and everyone was noticing. The goal here is to get air pressure flowing within the cab in attempt to cool things down. Just an excuse to post this shot of matching SD75Is!
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