A southbound coal train is rolling along on an Approach signal, running behind a local freight that's just ahead. This is a 3.7 mile stretch of dual main (reverse signaled), so the left signal is ... (more)
A CSX local is nearly swallowed by the local flora at the old quarry spur at Mullins, KY, just off the CC Subdivision main line. The crew is pulling out some empty covered hopper cars that are use... (more)
A southbound coal trains swings around the curve at Sinks, en route to Corbin. Mileposts change here on the CC sub, as noted on the signs. The "C" mileposts measure the distance to Louisville via ... (more)
Crew change: a contract van driver waits at the crossing at the remote spot of Sinks, KY while a "dogged" crew prepares to be picked up and transported to Corbin. The conductor can be seen as he t... (more)
CSX 241 burst from the tunnel at Sinks southbound with tons of Kentucky coal in tow.
I wish I could have seen this helper set of two SD45s in action, but a roster shot of the pair was a decent consolation prize.
After picking up some empty covered hoppers on the old quarry spur at Mullins, the power of this "KY" local freight eases through the weeds heading back up to the double track. The rest of its tra... (more)
CSX 9030 sits idling away without a crew while 595 passes by heading south with a mile of coal. I passed the transport van on my way out of Sinks and managed to grab 9030 further south at Ten Foot... (more)
In the last light of the day CSX 8510 pops out of the tunnel and around the bend. Two large mine openings once served by this line are visible in the background.
Southbound local at Sinks, KY. The medium clear signal at the junction with the old Lebanon Branch is for a northbound freight which will go to single track about three miles north at Dudley.
Southbound, just north of the junction with the former L&N Lebanon Branch
A Soutbound pops out of Sinks tunnel
A former Conrail unit on the point of Sunday's Q155 lends a splash of color to remote Sinks, Ky.
CSX L541 southbound blasting out of the double track tunnel at Sinks as it heads for Corbin and points south.
SB TVAX unit train makes good time down the KY as the evening shadows grow long.