On my way home I stopped by a railroad crossing up in the mountains. (You know I love trains) Its way out of the way and it was so quiet with nothing but the sound of the wind. Its at the top of a long grade and the trains passing through are usually in a hard pull. I timed it perfectly as within 20 minutes I heard one at the bottom in the distance getting ready to make the attempt.
Coming around the corner in a very hard pull was a loaded freight, bound for Atlanta..
...on the lead was a leased Conrail Dash 8 with two Dash 9 "ponies" running Norfolk Southern colors, as it is a Norfolk Southern line. All three units were at full throttle and only doing about 10mph. It was quite a show to see and feel as the ground was shaking..
..over the top and its all down hill for a while.
Earlier in the day I spent some time on the back roads. My favorite thing to do..Just roaming around, looking at the beauty, scouting for a future shoot...Welcome to my world.