Several railroads have trackage rights on the SBS. This empty CSX coal train heads home to Kentucky behind a pair of GE Dash-8s for another load of low-sulphur coal for mid-western electric power plants.
The industrial mid-west these days is corn and cars. Auto maufacturers have moved south into Indiana, Kentucky and points south. Here we see a SBS long-distance local moving auto parts boxes south from Michigan to assembly plants in Kentucky.