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It's always a great day when you can catch one (two) of KCS's Southern Belle painted locomotives! But catch one on a beautiful, blue sky filled day like today, and it's almost mind blowing! This Southbound train on NS tracks makes its way past Birmingham's Amtrak Station.
This Southbound NS 339 is seen approaching 15th Place SW on the far West end of downtown Birmimgham. I caught this train meeting a northbound at the 27th Street interlock on the opposite side of town. Apparently, they forgot to turn the lights back on after the meet. After hand signalling the...
This Southbound is seen approaching 15th Place SW on the far West end of downtown Birmimgham. I caught this train meeting a northbound at the 27th Street interlock on the opposite side of town. Apparently, they forgot to turn the lights back on after the meet.
KCS 4680 west leads a Mexico bound grain train at Alice, TX. The former Texas Mexican line between Corpus Christi and Laredo is plagued with numerous grade x-ings in every town. This train had unusual 1x1 dpu set-up.
Two examples of geeps placed into a remanufacturing program. A matched set of GP22ECO's, KCS 2811 and KCS 2810, rest next to a matched set of GP16's working the intermodal yard, PREX 1601 and PREX 1600.
I think this is called a ballast re-conditioner or cleaner. I do know this... it is VERY noisy as it moves along the tracks. It was southbound on KCS tracks just south of the 20th St. crossing adjacent to the Dillons grocery store.
New KCS Overpass at 25th and Connecticut nearing completion. My wife's stepbrother, Brett Reeves, was engineer on the project. Connecticut Ave. is a major N-S artery in the town, and the overpass had been discussed for decades.
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