Just Sitting There

A friend and I had driven up to the Chicago Line to spend part of the day. We drove home in close proximity to the Marion District of Norfolk Southern which many of you might stiff refer to as the Marion Branch.

We had caught a northbound at Milford Junction and figured that would be our last catch of the day on this line. South of Wabash traffic on the Marion District gets rather sparse, maybe around six trains a day.

As we drove south on Indiana Route 13 we spotted an NS work train sitting in the Speicher siding north of Speicherville, Indiana.

The train had ballast cars and new cross ties were piled along the side of the track.

We got our photographs and continued onward feeling satisfied to have caught something we weren’t expecting.

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