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IMS has seen massive traffic growth in the last decade, yet CN is scrapping theirs! These aren't old ones either, all of 1992 vintage. While CP continues to use 'ancient' in comparison flats of 1970 BLT, I believe I've also seen a couple '68's in the mix.
Note that they're all wearing safety...
NS Train I2R, a solid auto rack train, heads East towards Atlanta as it crests the hill just West of Heflin, AL on the NS East End Division. This is formaly the Southern Rwy. line between Atlanta and Birmingham.
Take a good look at this train, as you'll never see the cars it's hauling again. This is the end of the line! CP 1127 & 3027 (GP35 Slug & GP38-2) are the switcher set regularly assigned to this job.
Note open hopper #120 at the side, its of many open hoppers owned by Mandak for...
Like the signs says, "Memphis is not the end of the Norfolk Southern system - It is the beginning - Safety first starts here". NS9238 is parked in front of the building displaying that sign in Forrest Yard on the East Spur.
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