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Jasper Culpepper @piedmontlines

21 | Documenting urban railroading in Charlotte, NC (and other places too!)| Modeling acc. @piedmont.custom.models

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Some classic ‘90s Santa Fe action drawn for @your.average.soufl.railfan! #drawing #trainart #santafe #dash9 #railfan #warbonnet
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Some classic ‘90s Santa Fe action drawn for @your.average.soufl.railfan! #drawing #trainart #santafe #dash9 #railfan #warbonnet

The sunlight hits the engineer’s side of 192 as they pass under the cantilever at CP North Advance. #norfolksouthern #dash9 #railfanning #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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The sunlight hits the engineer’s side of 192 as they pass under the cantilever at CP North Advance. #norfolksouthern #dash9 #railfanning #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

The sun sets over Norfolk Southern’s Spencer Yard in Linwood, NC, one of the largest rail yards in the south. Thanks to my good friend Matt for letting me post his excellent drone photo! #norfolksouthern #railfanning #trainyard #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #railfan_features #fanpicfriday
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The sun sets over Norfolk Southern’s Spencer Yard in Linwood, NC, one of the largest rail yards in the south. Thanks to my good friend Matt for letting me post his excellent drone photo! #norfolksouthern #railfanning #trainyard #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #railfan features #fanpicfriday

“The Lifeblood of Canton” #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #papermill #heavyindustry #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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“The Lifeblood of Canton” #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #papermill #heavyindustry #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

Another view of the T31 as they cross over the French Broad River bridge before entering their final destination of Norfolk Southern’s Asheville Yard. On the point today are three of the road’s SD40M-2s (converted from SD45s) of SLSF, D&RGW, and SP heritage respectively. #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #sd40 #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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Another view of the T31 as they cross over the French Broad River bridge before entering their final destination of Norfolk Southern’s Asheville Yard. On the point today are three of the road’s SD40M-2s (converted from SD45s) of SLSF, D&RGW, and SP heritage respectively. #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #sd40 #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

Carrying freight from the paper mill in Canton, NC, Blue Ridge Southern train T31 snakes its way through the valleys of western North Carolina on its way to Asheville. #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #sd40 #pocket_rail #daily_crossing #trb_express #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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Carrying freight from the paper mill in Canton, NC, Blue Ridge Southern train T31 snakes its way through the valleys of western North Carolina on its way to Asheville. #blueridgesouthern #railfanning #sd40 #pocket rail #daily crossing #trb express #fanpicfriday #railfan features

NS 154 northbound at CP Uptown. Shot 10/19/2019 #norfolksouthern #gevo #railfanning #trb_express #daily_crossing #pocket_rail #fanpicfriday
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NS 154 northbound at CP Uptown. Shot 10/19/2019 #norfolksouthern #gevo #railfanning #trb express #daily crossing #pocket rail #fanpicfriday

CSXT 470 rolls alongside NC Music Factory Blvd. with a decent sized Q038 in tow. Shot 10/19/2019 #railfanning #csx #ac4400cw #trb_express #pocket_rail #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday
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CSXT 470 rolls alongside NC Music Factory Blvd. with a decent sized Q038 in tow. Shot 10/19/2019 #railfanning #csx #ac4400cw #trb express #pocket rail #daily crossing #fanpicfriday

A GE C39-8 heads up a northbound freight on the R Line (most likely a 192) while letting out a large plume of fire in typical GE fashion. Photo taken by my father. Date approximate (2000?) #norfolksouthern #railfanning #c39dash8 #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday
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A GE C39-8 heads up a northbound freight on the R Line (most likely a 192) while letting out a large plume of fire in typical GE fashion. Photo taken by my father. Date approximate (2000?) #norfolksouthern #railfanning #c39dash8 #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday

The 213 at Charlotte Junction, feat. a chicken! #norfolksouthern #ac44c6m #railfanning #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #pocket_rail
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The 213 at Charlotte Junction, feat. a chicken! #norfolksouthern #ac44c6m #railfanning #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #pocket rail

Jacksonville - Charlotte intermodal Q038 finishes their journey up the east coast in the late afternoon sunshine. #railfanning #csx #ac4400 #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #railfan_features #fanpicfriday
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Jacksonville - Charlotte intermodal Q038 finishes their journey up the east coast in the late afternoon sunshine. #railfanning #csx #ac4400 #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #railfan features #fanpicfriday

Yesterday evening, I chased down CSX ethanol train K429-14 as they worked one of the several transload facilities in Mount Holly, in an area known locally as “Tanktown.” Here, they have just begun rolling over the grade crossing on Old Mt. Holly road. It was also pretty neat to see some Canadian National run-through power on this train, which consisted of two SD75is and an AC4400CW! #csx #railfanning #canadiannational #trb_express #daily_crossing #pocket_rail #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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Yesterday evening, I chased down CSX ethanol train K429-14 as they worked one of the several transload facilities in Mount Holly, in an area known locally as “Tanktown.” Here, they have just begun rolling over the grade crossing on Old Mt. Holly road. It was also pretty neat to see some Canadian National run-through power on this train, which consisted of two SD75is and an AC4400CW! #csx #railfanning #canadiannational #trb express #daily crossing #pocket rail #fanpicfriday #railfan features

P99 passes over Trade Street and through the perpetual construction zone adjacent to the Bank of America Stadium. #norfolksouthern #railfanning #et44ac #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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P99 passes over Trade Street and through the perpetual construction zone adjacent to the Bank of America Stadium. #norfolksouthern #railfanning #et44ac #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

I spotted this lineup of three former Conrail EMDs sitting on the engine track in Pinoca Yard yesterday evening. In the lead is SD50-3 8662, one of only 18 SD50 variants left on CSX’s active roster. #railfanning #csx #sd50 #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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I spotted this lineup of three former Conrail EMDs sitting on the engine track in Pinoca Yard yesterday evening. In the lead is SD50-3 8662, one of only 18 SD50 variants left on CSX’s active roster. #railfanning #csx #sd50 #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

Once the backbone of Amtrak’s locomotive fleet, the EMD F40PH has long since been retired or demoted to NPCU service. Amtrak 307, one of several surviving F40s sits in disrepair behind the Bob Julian Roundhouse, waiting in vain for some TLC. Shot 6/19/2019. #amtrak #f40ph #rust #trb_express #daily_crossing #pocket_rail #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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Once the backbone of Amtrak’s locomotive fleet, the EMD F40PH has long since been retired or demoted to NPCU service. Amtrak 307, one of several surviving F40s sits in disrepair behind the Bob Julian Roundhouse, waiting in vain for some TLC. Shot 6/19/2019. #amtrak #f40ph #rust #trb express #daily crossing #pocket rail #fanpicfriday #railfan features

Another fine afternoon on the rails, featuring NS PC05! In the lead is RP-E4C/GP40-2 slug set 700/3102. 700 was the first RP-E4C slug unit to roll out of Norfolk Southern’s Juniata Locomotive Works in February of 2009, built from the frame of a retired Southern Railway GP38. The PC05 is seen here as they approach the Summit Ave. crossing, preparing to diverge onto the Advance siding just a mile or so ahead so they can work Southern Metals. #norfolksouthern #railfanning #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan_features
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Another fine afternoon on the rails, featuring NS PC05! In the lead is RP-E4C/GP40-2 slug set 700/3102. 700 was the first RP-E4C slug unit to roll out of Norfolk Southern’s Juniata Locomotive Works in February of 2009, built from the frame of a retired Southern Railway GP38. The PC05 is seen here as they approach the Summit Ave. crossing, preparing to diverge onto the Advance siding just a mile or so ahead so they can work Southern Metals. #norfolksouthern #railfanning #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #fanpicfriday #railfan features

Power belonging to the Yadkin Valley RR sits laid over in Norfolk Southern’s Winston Yard last Saturday. Up front is GP40-2LW 9628, originally built for Canadian National in 1975. Behind it were two of the YVRR’s recently purchased SD60Ms, still wearing their CSX blue and yellow liveries. #yadkinvalleyrr #yvrr #gp40 #railfanning #pocket_rail #trb_express #daily_crossing #railfan_features #fanpicfriday
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Power belonging to the Yadkin Valley RR sits laid over in Norfolk Southern’s Winston Yard last Saturday. Up front is GP40-2LW 9628, originally built for Canadian National in 1975. Behind it were two of the YVRR’s recently purchased SD60Ms, still wearing their CSX blue and yellow liveries. #yadkinvalleyrr #yvrr #gp40 #railfanning #pocket rail #trb express #daily crossing #railfan features #fanpicfriday

Behind two SD70ACes, NS manifest/automotive train 27V is working the Walkertown auto distribution lot. The sweeping curves and gradients of the former N&W “Pumpkin Vine” Route between Winston-Salem, NC and Roanoke, VA are very evident here. (No, the train was not heading towards me when I took this shot, they were about to shove back.) #norfolksouthern #sd70ace #railfanning #pocket_rail #trb_express #railfan_features #fanpicfriday #daily_crossing
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Behind two SD70ACes, NS manifest/automotive train 27V is working the Walkertown auto distribution lot. The sweeping curves and gradients of the former N&W “Pumpkin Vine” Route between Winston-Salem, NC and Roanoke, VA are very evident here. (No, the train was not heading towards me when I took this shot, they were about to shove back.) #norfolksouthern #sd70ace #railfanning #pocket rail #trb express #railfan features #fanpicfriday #daily crossing

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