I spent one afternoon on the south end of the Clinchfield, and managed to catch two road trains. Along with a northbound from Bostic, NC, there was this northbound that originated in Spartanburg, ... (more)
A northbound Clinchfield freight originating in Bostic, NC rolls past the lumber mill in Logan.
Overview Clinchfield engine facility Erwin
Hand Off at the "Horn": On the morning of October 13, 1980, I was able to reach Elkhorn City, KY in time to see the a.m. hand off of overnight hotshot number 97 from the Clinchfield to t... (more)
In 1954, the Clinchfield railroad had finally made the transition from the steam era, to the diesel era. However, that left several steam locomotives, including these 4 E-2 class Challenger type l... (more)
In 1947, to help meet the demands of the post war coal boom, the Clinchfield purchased 6 used 4-6-6-4 Challenger-type locomotives from the Denver, Rio Grande, and Western. Despite being very big p... (more)
Extra 3617 south at Trammel.