Monday, February 05, 2007

moor trane pix!

So I get this email over the weekend... And I thought I'd oblige. It read: (verbatim)
Yo RT! I luv ur trane pix! Pleez post sum moor a them!!!! There kool! Thanx!!!!!

Ok...


Here's a rearward view of my train from my vantage point in the locomotive. Here we're leaving Townsite #3 cane elevator heading south to Weatherald #2 & #5 elevators, another ten miles south. We're pulling a cut of 60 empty cane cars to be spotted at there. It's around curves like this I take the opportunity to look back to check out my train for any defects.

You might have to click on this picture to see the date this rail was made... Most of the tracks we ride on are this old... Really puts emphasis on the words "Track Age" to our "Trackage".

And here's the coal mine I worked at in West Virginia. A Norfolk~Southern local leaving the tipple with another 50 cars of West Virginia bituminous.

Here the crew was waiting for train orders from the NS dispatchers.
And leaving the mine, destination; Points East.

Copyright 2007 Thomas J Wolfenden

6 comments:

crowwoman / rhian said...

Yo "Them" - What a freaking great blog (being polite and not using profanity on first visit.)
So does this mean you're really the omniscent "they" responsible for all the trials and tribulations on the planet? (It's Their fault; They're out to get me; They are plotting... blah, blah, blah.) What a huge responsibility you carry... grin.

weatherchazer said...

Norfolk/Southern use to wake me up at 2am every night when I lived in Raleigh and they went by my window and blew their 'horn'. Six weeks after I moved from there, I had to have a recording of the noise so I could sleep. You gotta love it! :)

mist1 said...

The Moors thought of everything. I had no idea that they invented the trane.

Mushy said...

I love your "trane" pixs too! Thanks.

cantellya said...

Oh, I came, I saw... Er, I saw I came?

A Day in my Head said...

Those are great pictures, I didnt realize that trains were so big. I know that is an understatment but man....