CSX Q025-22 SB at North Romney, Nortonville, Ky

April 21, 2018 – CSX crews work on tying in the new track to the existing track at the north end of the current siding at Romney as CSX Q025-21 passes on the main at restricted speed due to the construction. The MOW crews are in the process of tying in the new tracks to the switches as the final phase of converting the siding at Romney and Nortonville into a two track main. From what I’m told the first scheduled traffic down the new track 2 should be on Wednesday, the 25th of April, if all goes well. – #jimstrainphotos #kentuckyrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #csx #csxrailroad

April 21, 2018 – Day 172 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Meeting Abe

April 21, 2018 – Day 172 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Meeting Abe – Today I took my nephew Shutterbug Jayden to his first Civil War Festival where he was so excited and recognized Abraham Lincoln and wanted his picture taken with him. He says it’s the first President he’s ever met! Always oblige the little ones in your life when they ask you to take their picture!

CSX 0501-18 with NS 911 at Sebree, Ky

April 19, 2018 – Norfolk Southern Railway’s “Honoring First Responders” engine 9-1-1, heads up CSX Q501-18 as it sits on track two as CSX Q518 highballs past him on track 1 at Sebree, Kentucky on the Henderson Subdivision.
One of several commemorative locomotives, it’s a SD60E honoring emergency first responders. The locomotive – with insignia recognizing police, fire, and emergency services – runs on Norfolk Southern’s 22-state network and obviously sometimes even beyond! – #jimstrainphotos #kentuckyrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #csx #csxrailroad #nsrailway #norfolksouthern

April 20, 2018 – Day 172 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Blue Belt

April 20, 2018 – Day 172 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Blue Belt – Echoing yesterday’s statement that there’s never a dull moment with the little ones in our family! Today’s photo is of Damion with Eric, his Sensei, after breaking two boards, at his Little Warriors Karate Blue Belt ceremony yesterday afternoon. I’m not totally sure which is the kid here! LOL

CSX 0501-18 NB with Norfolk Southern 911 at Henderson, Ky

April 19, 2018 – CSX Q501-18 (Chicago to Nashville) had Norfolk Southern’s 911 unit, Honoring First Responders, as it passed under the signals at the south end of Henderson, Ky on its way south on the Henderson Subdivision. – #jimstrainphotos #kentuckyrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #ns #nsrailway #nsheritageunit

April 19, 2018 – Day 171 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Flagpole

April 19, 2018 – Day 171 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Flagpole – There’s never a dull moment with the little ones in our family! Elaina came into my office to show me her flag and so I asked her if I could take a picture and this is the result!!! LOL Some days are like this and you always need to be ready to capture the moment with the little ones in your life!

April 18, 2018 – Day 170 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Karaoke

April 18, 2018 – Day 170 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Karaoke – Elaina loves the Elsa Karaoke machine that her mamaw bought her, even when drinking her chocolate milk! Now she goes around singing all the time! Perhaps a star in the making?

April 16, 2018 – Day 169 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Glasses

April 16, 2018 – Day 169 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Glasses – Elaina commandeered my reading glasses today during lunch, which always makes for a cute picture in my book!

CSX Q028-11 approaches SE of Harwood, Evansville, In

April 12, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 9091 and two Union Pacific engines head up CSX Q028-11 as it rounds the curve coming into the south end of Harwood on it’s way north up the CE&D Subdivision at Evansville, Indiana. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #csx #csxrailroad #nsrailway #nsrailroad

CSX Q028-11 passes Q025-12 at Anaconda, Sebree, Ky

April 12, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 9190, with two Union Pacific units trailing, leads hot intermodal CSX Q028-11 as it passes another hot intermodal, CSX 025-12 at Anaconda, just south of Robards, Ky, on the Henderson Subdivision. – #jimstrainphotos #kentuckyrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #csx #csxrailroad

CSX Q501-12 at the south end of Harwood in Evansville, Indiana

April 12, 2018 A new train, CSX Q501-12 (Chicago to Nashville), heads through the south end of Harwood at Evansville, Indiana with KCS 3937 leading the way as it heads south on the CE&D Subdivision. – #jimstrainphotos #kentuckyrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #csx #csxrailroad

NS 54G EB approaches CR 150, Princeton, In

April 12, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 8051 crests the hill as it leads an eastbound freight towards the crossing at county road 150 at Princeton, Indiana on the NS Southern-East District. The second unit is NS 8999 and the trailing unit is BNSF 6919. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #ns #nsrailway

NS 319 EB with 8 Units at Ohio Street, Princeton, In

April 12, 2018 – Union Pacific 8974 heads up a string of 8 locomotives on NS 319 as it pulls to a stop short of Ohio Street in Princeton, Indiana. It’s crew had to drop four of the engines at Princeton before continuing on east on the NS Southern-East District. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #ns #nsrailway

April 11-16, 2018 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge Photos

April 10, 2018 – Day 162 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ta Da!!

April 10, 2018 – Day 162 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ta Da!! – My niece Elaina definitely has her own style! Today during lunch with several members of our local photography club she was being herself as we were waiting for the check to come when she kept jumping out from behind my chair and doing this Ta Da! I had been trying all morning to get her to stand and let me get a good shot of her and her outfit and it just wasn’t happening! Sometimes it happens like that. You’ve just got to be patient and let the picture happen. This was way better than if she had just stood for me to take the picture when I asked earlier! I’d make the “Punky Brewster” reference here, but most younger photographers probably wouldn’t know who I’m talking about! LOL

MALX 4111 works the port at Mt. Vernon, IN

April 4, 2018 – The engineer remotely controls MALX 4111, Ex-CN GP9RM, as it pulls out of the wye at the Port of Indiana in Mount Vernon, Indiana after doing a pickup at the Valero Renewable Fuels. MALX is the reporting mark for Mid-America Locomotive and Car Repair Incorporated, which owns the locomotive that operates the port area. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway

March 23, 2018 – A CTA “L” train passes through the tower 18 interlocking…


March 23, 2018 – A Chicago Transit Authority Rapid transit “L” train passes through the tower 18 interlocking in downtown Chicago, Illinois. For decades, the Tower 18 junction at Lake & Wells has been billed as one of the busiest railroad junctions in the world.

According to Wikipedia, The Chicago “L” (short for “elevated”) is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It is the fourth-largest rapid transit system in the United States in terms of total route length, at 102.8 miles (165.4 km) long, and the second-busiest rail mass transit system in the United States, after the New York City Subway.

Chicago’s “L” provides 24-hour service on some portions of its network, being one of only six rapid transit systems in the United States to do so. The oldest sections of the Chicago “L” started operations in 1892, making it the second-oldest rapid transit system in the Americas, after New York City’s elevated lines.

The “L” has been credited with fostering the growth of Chicago’s dense city core that is one of the city’s distinguishing features. The “L” consists of eight rapid transit lines laid out in a spoke-hub distribution paradigm focusing transit towards the Loop. Although the “L” gained its name because large parts of the system are elevated, portions of the network are also in subway tunnels, at grade level, or open cut. – #jimstrainphotos #illinoisrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #cta #commutertrains.

April 9, 2018 – Day 161 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Airborne!

April 9, 2018 – Day 161 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Airborne! – My nephew Damion does a jump during his Little Warriors Karate Class as some of his classmates take their own stances as if it’ll give him a little extra help! Indoors and low light can make shooting action difficult when using your iPhone. Best thing I’ve found is to use the burst mode and try to catch the peak action. Either way, any picture is better than none! Shoot!!!

Evansville Western Railway local MVL01…

April 4, 2018 – Evansville Western Railway local MVL01 works the industrial area as it backs across the Mt Vernon Interlocking at Mount Vernon, Indiana. – #jimstrainphotos #indianarailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #evwr #evwrrailway #evansvillewesternrailway

April 8, 2018 – Day 160 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Kids will be kids

April 8, 2018 – Day 160 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Kids will be kids – My nephew Jordan makes one of his classic faces Sunday as we were getting ready to leave church. Sometimes it’s best to let kids be kids when you’re shooting their picture! Can make for some fun, memorable and great picture times!