A Watauga Valley NRHS excursion on the Clinchfield heads north at the Ashford signal north of Marion, NC. The train allowed passengers to have a few hours in Spruce Pine, but also the option of s... (more)
Parts of four different railroads can be seen in this one image. Former Union Pacific power passes a Southern Railway station with a Seaboard System caboose on display. All while using Norfolk S... (more)
An unlikely double header...NKP 587 and N&W 1218 are westbound on the S-Line headed for Asheville, NC. The Timetable location is Clinchcross. This is where the Clinchfield goes under the Southern ... (more)
For only the second time (and the first to run the entire route) in the last 15 months a loaded coal train uses the former Clinchfield mainline. The train is seen here passing the classic CRR mil... (more)
A pair of CSX's de-rated AC6000s lead a Brice empty limestone train (and a rare daylight move) over the former Clinchfield trestle at Marion, NC crossing the Catawba river (and Lake James).
The lone SB that currently runs this portion of the ex-CRR is Q696, seen here crossing the Catawba river (and Lake James) near Marion, NC. In the distance you can see Brown mountain and Table Roc... (more)
The southbound deadhead return trip of the 73rd Santa Train cruises through Marion at track speed, passing the classic Clinchfield MP sign at the Z 222. Will this be the last year the Santa Train... (more)
The northbound Santa Train deadhead move emerges from the 1,073' Marion tunnel (the southernmost tunnel on the former CRR) on this cool November morning. The train will deadhead to Kingsport, TN ... (more)
The Westbound "Asheville Special" at Marion, NC
This is the last exposure after a long day of chasing this locomotive. My friend Bob McCracken and I arose early and drove to Morristown, TN, where we caught up the 610 on a very long ferry trip f... (more)
Southbound SCWX loads pass through Sevier on the Clinchfield loops.
CSX #7709 passes the former Clinchfield signals at Jacktown in Marion, NC. All of the former CRR signals are about to fall along the BR-Sub, and the one here at Jacktown is no different. In a fe... (more)
A southbound CSX loaded coal train passes under the NS "S" line at Marion, NC on this beautiful afternoon.
The fall colors are starting to show on the former Clinchfield as this southbound grain train passes through North Cove.
The Savannah & Atlanta makes a rare appearance on CSX rails as it leads Q698-01 down the former Clinchfield at Marion, NC.