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By Robert Kluz, Ztrack Editor
From the new issue of Ztrack Magazine

July 10, 2019

Pacing the horses...

There is just something mesmerizing about pacing trains in real life. Movies and TV shows have often paid homage to the concept of a car running down a highway only to pace a train on the adjacent tracks. In areas around the country, where the vegetation opens up and the line is in clear site, one can also experience this.

Just recently, on a trip to Lake Erie, we experienced just this scenario. Running through the small towns of Northern Ohio, we were able to pace a Norfolk Southern freight heading north. The illusion of non-movement was almost disorientating. Fortunately I wasn’t driving at that moment. As the passenger, I could take in the scene of three GE Dash 9-44CWs working the line with a mixed freight in tow.

We were in for a real treat as the line angled to cross the road...

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