Oddballs on Clinchfield's EMD-dominated roster, the U36Cs were disliked enough that a trade with SCL for a like number of SD45s was arranged. I never thought CRR's gray and yellow looked as good ... (more)
A YN2 Dash 8 and CP ES44AC lead empty ethanol train K446 across Pool Point bridge and a murky Russell Fork, on the North End of the former Clinchfield.
The DPUs on the tail-end of coal drag N313 navigate the curvy track in downtown Elkhorn City, KY as they make their way towards Kingston, TN and beyond.
P935 crawls across the Russell Fork coming into Elkhorn City for their scheduled stop.
Darkness settles on the mountains of eastern Kentucky as a gloomy April afternoon winds down to an end and CSX W0086, an empty ballast train for Greenwood, SC, begins its trip down the famed route... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) has changed crews and is getting underway, now officially on ex-Clinchfield rails. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the Santa Claus Special, and the equipm... (more)
Northbound CSX freight Q697-13 rolls through Elkhorn City, KY on what was the north end of the Clinchfield Railroad. The train will soon be on former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway trackage.
The Clinchfield signals at Elkhorn City shine their colors into the night as the Milky Way twinkles dimly overhead.
The pushers on U149 roll out of the shadows at the south end of Pool Point Bridge.
Empty hoppers approach Pool Point Bridge at Elkhorn City, KY on the ex-Clinchfield.
A southbound coal drag enters Elkhorn City, Kentucky on ex-C&O trackage as it crosses the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. The connection between the ex-C&O and the Ex-Clinchfield is just ahea... (more)
Q696 crosses the Russell Fork into Elkhorn City, beginning the evident climb up the grade towards the Breaks Gorge, where he will soon slow to a crawl.
Christmas Before Thanksgiving
As darkness begin to fades in the hollars of Appalachia Coal Country on this cold late November morning, we catch CSX P907-21 crossing over the Russe... (more)