CSX G438 SB meets Q586-01 NB at Kelly, Ky

November 1, 2017 – Southbound CSXT 86 heads up loaded grain train, G438 as it sits on the main at the south end of the siding at Kelly, Ky, while Q586-01 pulls around it through the siding as it heads north on the Henderson Subdivision. To help add variety and impact to your photos try shooting from higher angles such at bridges that pass over the tracks, always remembering to be safe when doing so.

CSX MOW drops a bucket of ballast next to the tracks…

November 16, 2017 – CSX MOW drops a bucket of ballast next to the tracks at Nortonville, Ky on the Henderson Subdivision. One of the switches for the new interlocking that is being installed sits in the distance close to the new southbound Nortonville signals. Crews have been working all summer to connect the north end of Romney to the south end of Nortonville to form a new section of about 6 miles of double track on the subdivision.

CSX Q648 (Waycross, GA – Chicago, IL) heads down the viaduct at Rham, Indiana

November 4, 2017 – CSX Q648 (Waycross, GA – Chicago, IL) heads down the viaduct at Rham, Indiana as it heads north to Chicago, Illinois on the Henderson Subdivision.

CSX J731-11 NB passing G411-11 at Nortonville, Ky

November 11, 2017 – It’s late evening as CSX Local J731-11, right, and loaded grain train G411-11 pass each other at Nortonville, Ky as the headlights from CSXT 5438 reflect off the grain hoppers as the trains head in their separate destinations on the Henderson Subdivision. J731 is a new Casky, KY to Atkinson, KY turn and Q411 runs from Haw Creek, IN – Banks, AL.

Paducah & Louisville Railway’s “Salute to our Veterans” unit at West Yard, Madisonville, Ky

November 7, 2017 – While this photo of Paducah and Louisville Railway’s “Salute to our Veterans” locomotive 2129 trailing on a northbound local at West Yard in Madisonville, Ky was taken several days ago, I felt today was the appropriate day to post it. I salute all the railroaders, railfans and others that have served our county! It’s an honor to be counted among your ranks!

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day. While it’s celebrated on the Friday before or Monday after if it falls on a weekend to allow for the federal holiday, the 11th is the traditional day of celebration.

CSX E013-04 SB from Warrior Coal, Madisonville, Ky

November 7, 2017 – Light is about gone and so is the fall foliage, as loaded CSX E013-04 (Warrior Coal – Palatka, FL) heads down the grade, as it departs Warrior Coal, heading south back to the Morganfield Branch and onto Madisonville, Ky. At Atkinson Yard they’ll pickup a fresh crew that’s waiting to take the train on south on the Henderson Subdivision to Palatka, FL as N013-04.

CSXT 1543 and Chessie System Caboose at Evansville, IN…

November 4, 2017 – I’m amazed by what the camera can see that the eye doesn’t! When I pulled up to this spot with fellow railfan Ryan Scott, we both looked at the scene and man it’s dark!! I love how my full frame sensor captured all the ambient light and how it turned the slow moving clouds into almost what looks like the aurora borealis in some ways!!!

Here we see a CSXT 1543, a GP-15, tied to Chessie System Caboose 904138 on the City Lead that runs along next to Ohio Street in Evansville, Indiana. The set is used to work the industrial area around Berry Plastics and the caboose is used as the shoving platform.

ISO 100 for 30 seconds at f/6.3 with a Nikon 18mm lens on a Nikon D800.

Norfolk Southern northbound loaded Coal at Big Clifty, Ky

October 31, 2017 – Norfolk Southern 7679 leads a loaded coal train across the trestle at Big Clifty, Ky as it heads north toward Louisville, Ky on the Paducah and Louisville Railway as the last light of Halloween begins to fade from the sky.NS NB loaded Coal at Big Clifty, Ky

Intermodal CSX Q026 northbound at Nortonville, Ky

October 18, 2017 – CSX intermodal Q026 heads north at the sound end of the siding at Nortonville, Ky on the Henderson Subdivision. At right is the new section of the bridge that will house the new section of track, joining the siding at Romney and Nortonville to form about 5 miles of a new double track main.

CSX Q586 with UP Power northbound at Arklow, Madisonville, Ky

October 17, 2017 – CSX Q586 rounds the curve from the power siding as it approaches Arklow, with Union Pacific 2616 leading the consist of 6 locomotives, as it heads out of Madisonville, Ky, northbound on the Henderson Subdivision.