Some of the display items at the Cowan Railroad Museum. Recent additions to the collection in the center of Cowan also include a 40' NC&St.L boxcar and the old dispatchers tower. Great strides h... (more)
A prisoner work detail pauses to greet Q583 as it rolls past the Cowan RR Museum at the foot of Cumberland Mountain on a misty Saturday morning. A rare 1920 Porter 2-4-2 steam locomotive stands s... (more)
Q582 emerges from the north end of the tunnel through Cumberland Mountain near Cowan, TN. This tunnel was completed in 1852 before the Nashville and Chattanooga rail line got here. The first tra... (more)
Q211 was split into two trains today, and this is S211, the other half, pouring on the coal as she gets a rolling start at the 1.8% grade of Cumberland Mountain. The GE 44 tonner is the former NC... (more)
Q211 is about to pass the old control tower in Cowan, TN. When the NC&StL went to CTC control in 1944, all traffic between Nashville and Stevenson, AL, was controlled from this building. Here Q2... (more)
A GE 44 tonner was not a common sight alone the Class 1's of that day. Now preserved at the Cowan Depot Museum.
CSX AC4400CW 532 pushes Q583 up the mountain as
it passes the Cowan Railraod Museum and NC&STL
44 tonner #100.
NC&STL 44 tonner 100 sits proudly displayed outside the
railroad museum in Cowan.
The Cowan Railroad Museum’s train sits next to the former NC&STL depot which houses the museum.
Cowan pusher units shove a train up the mountain toward Chattanooga.
This 44-tonner is the newest acquisition of the Cowan Railroad Museum, having been on the property for about three weeks. The museum has plans to restore this unit in NC&StL livery. Any knowledge ... (more)
A northbound intermodal passes through Cowan during a monsoon-like rain shower.
The Cowan pushers return to downtown Cowan after pushing E063 over Cumberland Mountain. Notice the uncouple-on-the-fly mechanism on the front of the 308.