With nearly a foot of snow on the ground, this welded ribbon train has been idling away for two days on the siding.
With the rocky peaks of Cumberland Mountain and Big Creek Gap looming to the rear, U150 coasts downhill to Lafollette and flat country.
A badly faded Dash 8 drifts out of Big Creek Gap and the Cumberland Mountains to the ridges and valleys of east TN.
Grain train G796 prepares to trip the Lafollette defect detector in sweet evening light. The move has traversed rough mountainous terrain before drifting down into the lowlands off the Cumberlan... (more)
With the craggy rocks of Big Creek Gap in the background, G762 coasts silently out of the Cumberland Mountains. A few miles back at north Kilsyth the helper crew unhooked on the fly, sending them ... (more)
With the rear coal hoppers still coming out of the Cumberland Mountains at Big Creek Gap, the front power passes the old Lafollette station, now used for track and MOW crews.
Q541 descends out of Big Creek Gap on the KD Sub, passing a MOW car on the siding just west of Lafollette station.
Coal drag U258 coasts downhill by a scarred B36-7, as most of the cars are still north of Big Creek Gap.
Being pulled by a battle scared B36-7, a Chessie caboose does service on the KD Sub in Lafollette. There had been a scurry of MOW work recently, as the buckets attest to.
Chessie System caboose 904107 still doing duty on a work train tied up at the Lafollette station.
Defect detector shed is of the old style, with most replaced a couple of years ago on the KD.
With a venerable B36-7 sitting on the siding, mty coal drag N259 prepares to make the grade thru Big Creek Gap on the KD.
CSXT 5886 setting in a siding at Lafollette on the KD sub, MofW equipment was setting in a few places between here and Morley
N556 has a unit train worth of coal pushing downhill as the move comes out of Big Creek Gap and into Lafollette. Not sure what purpose the small brick shack served years ago.
Another 90 car coal train heads south to an Alabama power plant on the KD Sub