UP 8909 and UP 8125 at Nashville National Cemetery


UP 8909 and UP 8125 at Nashville National Cemetery
A trio of Union Pacific locomotives, led by 8909, lead a grain train through the cemetery.

Union Pacific (UP) 8909, UP 8125, and an unknown UP locomotive are on the point of a northbound CSX grain train at Nashville Nation Cemetery. The train is passing under the Walton Lane overpass, which is on the southern edge of the cemetery. 

The rail line here is CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision, and it runs through the middle of the national cemetery, on a slightly tilted north-south axis. The cemetery is located in the city of Madison, Tennessee, on the northern edge of Nashville. The subdivision connects to CSX's Henderson Subdivision and CSX's Main Line Subdivision a few miles north of the cemetery. Trains to and from the Chicago area use the Henderson Subdivision, while trains heading to or coming from Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio use the Main Line subdivision.

Photograph taken on April 1, 2016 at Madison, TN.


  1. Nice image Tom. I always found your pictures of this place interesting. Neat to see a different vantage point.

    1. Thanks, Shelly. I was hoping to get back there and take a few more photographs before moving from the area, but that didn't work out. Glad I got the images I have though, as it's a very unique railroading environment, in my opinion.


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