During the 1970's, the leadership of Tom Moore was less than stellar as far as track maintenance was concerned. As a results, scenes such as this were common, and cost the railroad a lot of money... (more)
The 70th running of the "Clinchfield" Santa Claus Special is on the last lap into Waycross, its next stop.
Steam-powered derrick WC-11 (based at Shelby) works the huge Clinchfield derailment at Winegar.
Part of the Winegar derailment--looking north. The southbound coal train hit a rock slide in a cut.
C&O derrick WC-11 (based at Shelby, KY) works the north end of one of the Clinchfield's worst derailments in its history. The small steam powered derrick was soon replaced by N&W's 250-tonner from... (more)