April 14, 2017 – As the last light of day fades from the sky…

April 14, 2017 – As the last light of day fades from the sky, Savatrans (SVTX 1912) 5 pulls away from the south end of Nations Siding, after picking up a Evansville Western Railway pusher, south of Mount Vernon, Indiana with a load of coal, for the Sitran Dock, at Abee, Indiana.

April 15, 2017 – Savatrans (SVTX) 5 heads up the Vectran lead…

April 15, 2017 – Savatrans (SVTX) 5 heads up the Vectran lead in the late hours of the night with a load of coal, for the Sitran Dock, being pulled by SVTX 1912 and 1986 as power, at Abee, Indiana. The train also had SVTX 1982 as a mid-train helper and called in Evansville Western Railway to provide a pusher to get it’s heavy load up the Vectran lead. The Chris Cline Group are owners of the company “Savatrans” which purchased three ES44AC locomotives which operate from Sugar Camp Mine in Akin, IL to Abee, IN near the Mount Vernon/West Franklin area.

April 14, 2017 – In the still of night, aglow with light from streetlights…

April 14, 2017 – In the still of night, aglow with light from streetlights and the occasional sound of air being release from the engines, Paducah and Louisville Railway power sits idling in the yard behind the corporate offices in Mount Vernon, Indiana.

April 6, 2017 – A Evansville Western Railway local at Nations Siding, Mount Vernon, IN

April 6, 2017 – A Evansville Western Railway local, with Paducah and Louisville’s 2108 leading, passes a loaded CSX coal train at Nations Siding outside Mount Vernon, Indiana as it heads for Evansville, IN to do interchange work at CSX’s Howell Yard.

February 18, 2017 – Paducah and Louisville Railroad’s 2108 heads up…

February 18, 2017 – Paducah and Louisville Railroad’s 2108 heads up a Evansville Western Railroad local as it sits in CSX’s Howell Yard at Evansville, Indiana, waiting for permission to leave the yard and head for Mount Vernon, In.

June 1, 2016 – Savatrans Indian 6 up the Vectran Main at Abee, IN

June 1, 2016 – Savatrans Indian 6 up the Vectran Main away from the Sitran Dock with a empty coal train being pulled by SVTX 1912 and 1982 as power, near Mount Vernon, Indiana after unloading its load of coal. The Chris Cline Group are owners of the company “Savatrans” which purchased three ES44AC locomotives which operate from Sugar Camp Mine in Akin, IL to Abee, IN near the Mount Vernon/West Franklin area.- Tech Info: 1/1000 | f/6.3 | ISO 800 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 550mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
June 1, 2016 – Savatrans Indian 6 up the Vectran Main away from the Sitran Dock with a empty coal train being pulled by SVTX 1912 and 1982 as power, near Mount Vernon, Indiana after unloading its load of coal. The Chris Cline Group are owners of the company “Savatrans” which purchased three ES44AC locomotives which operate from Sugar Camp Mine in Akin, IL to Abee, IN near the Mount Vernon/West Franklin area.- Tech Info: 1/1000 | f/6.3 | ISO 800 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 550mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

May 3, 2016 – Evansville Western Railway MVL1 at Mt. Vernon, IN

May 3, 2016 - Evansville Western Railway MVL1 (Mount Vernon Local #1) works a industrial area at Mt. Vernon, Indiana GMTX/GATX lease unit 2622 and EVWR 3839, under stormy skies. - Tech Info: 1/1600 | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | Lens: Nikon 24-70 @ 70mm on a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
May 3, 2016 – Evansville Western Railway MVL1 (Mount Vernon Local #1) works a industrial area at Mt. Vernon, Indiana GMTX/GATX lease unit 2622 and EVWR 3839, under stormy skies. – Tech Info: 1/1600 | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | Lens: Nikon 24-70 @ 70mm on a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

May 3, 2016 – A Evansville Western Railway coal train at Mt. Vernon, IN

May 3, 2016 - A Evansville Western Railway coal train unloads at the Mt Vernon Transfer Terminal in Mt. Vernon, Indiana with SD70AC engines 4520, 4519 and 4517 as its power. - Tech Info: 1/1600 | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | Lens: Rokinon 14mm on a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
May 3, 2016 – A Evansville Western Railway coal train unloads at the Mt Vernon Transfer Terminal in Mt. Vernon, Indiana with SD70AC engines 4520, 4519 and 4517 as its power. – Tech Info: 1/1600 | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | Lens: Rokinon 14mm on a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

January 20, 2016 – Savatrans SS1 at West Franklin, IN

January 20, 2016 - Evansville Western Railway's SS1 pulls away from the Sitran Dock with a empty coal train with lease units SVTX 1986 and 1982 as power, at West Franklin, Indiana on a cold wintery day. In the background putting out all the steam is the Abengoa Bioenergy plant.  - Tech Info: 1/1250 | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 310mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
January 20, 2016 – Savatrans SS1 pulls away from the Sitran Dock with a empty coal train with lease units SVTX 1986 and 1982 as power, at West Franklin, Indiana on a cold wintery day. In the background putting out all the steam is the Abengoa Bioenergy plant. The Chris Cline Group are owners of the company “Savatrans” which purchased three ES44AC locomotives numbered to represent the Penn State Championship football years # 1912, 1982, & 1986. Operating from Sugar Camp Mine in Akin, IL to Abee, IN near Mount Vernon/West Franklin area.- Tech Info: 1/1250 | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 310mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

January 7, 2016 – Evansville Western Railway local at Nations Siding, Mt. Vernon, IN

January 7, 2016 - A Evansville Western Railway local, with engine 3836 in the lead, works at dropping off and picking up cars at the north end of Nations Siding, just outside Mount Vernon, Indiana. - Tech Info: 1/1250 | f/6.3 | ISO 1100 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 600mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
January 7, 2016 – A Evansville Western Railway local, with engine 3836 in the lead, works at dropping off and picking up cars at the north end of Nations Siding, just outside Mount Vernon, Indiana. – Tech Info: 1/1250 | f/6.3 | ISO 1100 | Lens: Sigma 150-600 @ 600mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

August 11, 2015 – Evansville Western Railway’s engine 6001 at Richland, Ky

August 11, 2015 - Evansville Western Railway's engine 6001 leads a loaded coal train south on the Paducah and Louisville Railway as it enters Richland, Ky with NERX 7351, EVWR 6002 and 6003 as the rest of the power. - Tech Info: 1/320sec, f/5.6, ISO 720, Lens: Sigma 24-70 @ 24mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.
August 11, 2015 – Evansville Western Railway’s engine 6001 leads a loaded coal train south on the Paducah and Louisville Railway as it enters Richland, Ky with NERX 7351, EVWR 6002 and 6003 as the rest of the power. – Tech Info: 1/320sec, f/5.6, ISO 720, Lens: Sigma 24-70 @ 24mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

June 2, 2015 – SVTX 1912 loaded coal train at West Franklin, IN

June 2, 2015 - SVTX 1912 with Evansville Western Railway's 4520 trailing, makes it's way up the Vectren Lead to the Sitran Coal Dock at West Franklin, IN, with a load of coal. In one of the shots you can see the train approaching the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072, which was getting ready to depart after the 1912 got into the dock's loop.
June 2, 2015 – SVTX 1912 with Evansville Western Railway’s 4520 trailing, makes it’s way up the Vectren Lead to the Sitran Coal Dock at West Franklin, IN, with a load of coal. In one of the shots you can see the train approaching the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072, which was getting ready to depart after the 1912 got into the dock’s loop.

June 2, 2015 – SVTX 1912 at West Franklin, IN

June 2, 2015 - SVTX 1912 with Evansville Western Railway's 4520 trailing, makes it's way up the Vectren Lead to the Sitran Coal Dock at West Franklin, IN, with a load of coal. In one of the shots you can see the train approaching the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072, which was getting ready to depart after the 1912 got into the dock's loop.
June 2, 2015 – SVTX 1912 with Evansville Western Railway’s 4520 trailing, makes it’s way up the Vectren Lead to the Sitran Coal Dock at West Franklin, IN, with a load of coal. In one of the shots you can see the train approaching the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072, which was getting ready to depart after the 1912 got into the dock’s loop.

June 2, 2015 – Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072

June 2, 2015 – Thanks to a heads up post by fellow railfan and great photographer Tom Barrows of Evansville, IN, I was able to catch my second Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit today! When we arrived at the overlook to the Sitran Coal Dock and Abengoa ethanol plant at West Franklin, IN, the weather was overcast and it looked like the it was going to be fairly bad, but the sun finally came out just as the train was leaving with Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit 1072 in the lead. The Vectren power plant is in the background of some of the shots.The Illinois Terminal railroad along with many others was bought up by Norfork Southern years ago and NS has repainted about 20 of their engines in the paint schemes of many of those roads.

May 28, 2015 – A gallery of images from the Evansville Western Railway

A gallery of images from the Evansville Western Railway