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)
The northbound deadhead move of the Santa Train passes over Pool Point Bridge.
F892 makes a run by the Elkhorn City signal while on their way with 101 loads from McClure for Shelby.
The 73rd annual CSX Santa Train is crossing the most scenic and greatest places to shoot a train on the Clinchfield (opinion).
The 73rd annual CSX Santa Train was just coming into Elkhorn City, just before the sun started shining.