Clinchfield 800 looks right at home as CSX train P90108 passes the 1925 Erwin, Tennessee, depot.
THE CLINCHFIELD LIVES AGAIN. After passing Q696 at Rocky Siding and climbing the loops through Spruce Pine, Q692 continues north towards Kingsport. It's almost like it was 5 years ago... if it wer... (more)
Nice shiny new sign with one of my favorite EMD, the nicely proportioned SD40 with good innards.
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
It is a verdant spring and it seems as if the coal will roll south forever. Just another hauler eases of the throttle as he approaches the stop at the lumber yard, now the drugstore sitting besid... (more)
Power shuffling around the yard.
I have a thing for rebuilds and the little variations that make them interesting. There are clues on sight with most of them. This one started work for UP.
An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.
An CSX southbound coal train is ready to go with a colorful mix of power including a four axle UP.
A representative of the greatest model of locomotives in the late twentieth century.
Yard switcher du jour, originally from the Family Lines era.
A nice big consist leads this mixed freight southward.
There are those times when you look at units that seem pretty new and realize, wow, those things are getting some age on them. I remember the days when a GE over 25 usually had a center cab.
CSX Numero Uno awaits a call south at Erwin's now-closed engine terminal and yard in 2001.