CSX N855-15 and Q513 at Hybird, Evansville, IN

September 20, 2017 – CSX N855-15 and Q513 sit at the north end of Hybird at Evansville, Indiana, as they both wait for a signal to depart from Howell Yard and head south on the Henderson Subdivision. N855 is headed up by CSXT 2498, an ex-Conrail unit still with Conrail class lights.

CSX Q513 (Avon, IN – Waycross, GA) departs Howell Yard…

September 20, 2017 – CSX Q513 (Avon, IN – Waycross, GA) departs Howell Yard with UP units 7191, 9608 and lease unit KLWX 5749 trailing, that is a ex-CP unit, as they head south on the Henderson Subdivision with northbound Q648 (Waycross, GA – Chicago, IL) waiting in the distance to enter the yard.

Indiana Railroad at Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station, Sullivan, Indiana

August 16, 2017 – Indiana Railroad 9010 and 9013 heads toward Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station outside Sullivan, Indiana to deliver about 100 loaded gondola coal cars.Indiana Railroad 9010 and 9013 heads toward Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station

CSX Q645-15 heads south under the coaling tower at Sullivan, IN

August 16, 2017 – Dusk falls as Union Pacific 4061 leads CSX Q645 (Chicago, IL-Waycross, GA), south underneath the old C&EI coaling tower that was built in 1941 to service steam locomotives, as it headed south on CSX’s CE&D Subdivision at Sullivan, Indiana! Of the three CSX trains I caught under this tower today and the only one of the trains that ran with CSX power and it was trailing.

Indiana Railroad (INRD) 9013 leads a loaded train at Sullivan, Indiana

August 16, 2017 – Indiana Railroad (INRD) 9013 leads a loaded train off CSX’s CE&D Subdivision onto the INRD at the Sullivan Interlocking in Sullivan, Indiana. The coal is bound for the Hoosier Energy Merom Generating Station just outside Sullivan.

CSX Q101-15 heads south under the coaling tower at Sullivan, IN

August 16, 2017 – As dusk begins to fall, BNSF 4477 and NS 8554 lead intermodal train CSX Q101-15 (Chicago, IL-Savannah, GA), south underneath the old C&EI coaling tower, which was built in 1941 to service steam locomotives, as it headed south on CSX’s CE&D Subdivision at Sullivan, Indiana! Of the three CSX trains I caught under this tower today and only one of the trains had any CSX power and it was trailing. Thought it was a bit unusual!

CSX Q028-16 northbound at Sullivan, Indiana

August 16, 2017 – BNSF 7608 and 7643 were a great surprise when I found them leading CSX Q028-16 as it popped out underneath the old coaling tower as it headed north on CSX’s CE&D Subdivision at Sullivan, Indiana!

Good friend and fellow railfan Ryan Scott and I headed up to this spot late in the afternoon hoping to catch some traffic under this tower that was built in 1941 to service steam locomotives with coal during their runs. Another friend, Ryan Collins had posted a picture from here earlier in the week and I knew I wanted to catch a few photos from here so I made the two hour trip north and picked up Ryan along the way.

When we got there we were listening to the scanner and became concerned that we wouldn’t get much before it got dark because Q645 had broken a knuckle and went into emergency a bit further to the north and they didn’t have one on their engine. Plus Q101 was behind them and we knew 28 was heading toward them.

Both the southbounds were in a siding and Q028 had a knuckle on their train so they pulled on up to where the conductor on 645 was waiting and dropped off the knuckle. Of course they had to replace the knuckle and make sure all the cars on their 10,000+ foot train were still upright before 28 could continue past them.

I thought sure we weren’t going to catch any southbounds before we lost all of our light at the coaling tower, but we were fortunate that the railfan God shined upon us and we caught both of them before it got too dark! I’ll post the other two photos over the next few days!

We also were fortunate enough to catch some Indiana Railroad action while we were waiting as well! Those will be coming over the next few days as well! A totally great afternoon/evening trackside!!!

Hoosier Southern engines at Tell City, IN

August 4, 2017 – A railfan trip with good friend Ryan Scott turned up this string of Hoosier Southern units tied to their caboose and some other cars at the end of their trackage at Tell City, Indiana. While we were off to night photography on this outing, I couldn’t pass up a nicely lit shot like this! The units are, 465, 467 and 464, which have been retired from service on their line after the purchase of some newer GP-15-1s.

Squaw Creek 21 and Norfolk Southern 7320 at Yankeetown, Indiana

August 4, 2017 – Squaw Creek 21 and Norfolk Southern 7320 sit idling in the stillness of the night at Alcoa/Yankeetown Docks yard. The NS loaded train waits for a crew to move its load of coal into the Alcoa Warrick Operations at Yankee Town Dock, just outside of Newburgh, Indiana. at 

Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 at Red Brush Siding, Yankeetown, IN

May 16, 2017 – With the sun heading for the horizon to the west, Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 sits on the end of loaded coal train NS D436 at Red Brush Siding, on the Yankeetown Branch at Yankeetown, Indiana.

CSX Q645 rounds a curve as it approaches Howell Yard, Evansville, Indiana

May 16, 2017 – As the last light of day fades from the sky CSX Q645 rounds the curve as it slowly makes it’s way toward the north end of Howell Yard in Evansville, Indiana where it picked up fresh supplies before heading on south on the Henderson Subdivision.

Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 at Red Brush siding

May 16, 2017 – Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 sits on the end of loaded coal train NS D436 as it waits for a crew, at Red Brush Siding, on the Yankeetown Branch at Yankeetown, Indiana.

Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 at Yankeetown, Indiana

May 16, 2017 – Norfolk Southern’s “Lehigh Valley” Heritage Unit 8104 sits as the DPU on loaded coal train NS D436, tied down in the Red Brush Siding, on the Yankeetown Branch at Yankeetown, Indiana.

NS Yard, National Train Day, Princeton, Indiana

May 13, 2017 – A eerie quiet fell in amongst all these steel horses as they sat at the north end of the Norfolk Southern yard at Princeton, Indiana as the last light of dusk fell on National Train Day. I drove from Piqua, Ohio to Princeton, Indiana on this day looking for trains to catch and I saw three moving along the way, all in the distance. That’s the way it goes sometimes! I did catch another shot I’ll post later of a CSX coal train in the loop at Alliance Coal.