P.O. Likens is a legend in Clinchfield Country. A lifelong railroader, CMO, restorer of #1, and a "helluva fine feller". Here he is greeting the return of a south end round trip in the good old ... (more)
For most of its years, Clinchfield's little passenger train was handled with 4-6-2's, but when diesels took over, CRR ordered one FP-7 with a boiler, No. 200. Passenger service was discontinued i... (more)
CSX #3011 brings a southbound GALX coal train out of Erwin, TN through the signal at Chestoa.
CSXT's "One Spot" (a.k.a. "Spirit of West Virginia") idles at the Erwin engine facility before a call on a coal train for Bostic. This photo was taken for possible use in a Trains Magazine article... (more)
As it should be, a southbound coal train rolls past the headquarters best little big railroad in America. Some things should aways stay the same.
A southbound coal train is ready to roll from Erwin on a nice fall day in 2006. The unit on the right---AC44 number 343---is the Erwin-Poplar pusher, which is just returning after shoving an earli... (more)
A set of Clinchfield power awaits its train by the company offices in Erwin, TN on May 22, 1976.
Seaboard System SD40-2 8175 and Family Lines C30-7 7083 at Erwin, TN in 1988
Waiting on a crew to move more coal south.
Clinchfield #3014 leading a northbound into the south end of Erwin Yard, March 1971.
Clinchfield GP7 913 working at Erwin, TN || March 1971
The northbound deadhead move of CSX's annual Santa Train eases into the south end of Erwin Yard on a rainy morning after a nocturnal run up the Blue Ridge Subdivision from Spartanburg.
A unique set of Clinchfield EMD power passes the signal at the north end of Erwin Yard in this March 1971 scene.
Clinchfield isn't all coal, as seen here rolling down the Blue Ridge Mountains over the Nolichucky River on a hot summer afternoon through the friendly little community of Unaka Springs.
Three of Clinchfield's SD45-2s - yellow number boards and all - are parked beside an ancient building in the back shop area. That's the Erwin 'hump' in the background.