Two of the original four FT demonstrators rest at DeButts yard shop after a refresher paint job by Norfolk Southern.
A stormy sky is clearing just in time for the U-Boats of Franklin Industrial Minerals to begin their daily task of hauling limestone to the Norfolk Southern interchange in Rockwood.
Seems like an appropriate locale for a General Motors product. On a stretch of railroad saturated by GEs seeing anything else justifies a chase on the intricate backroads of the Tri Cities. This... (more)
Can it be seventeen years ago. I still think of these as new. They are not.
Yeah, roster shots are easy but you have to be there and a portrait is a joy forever.
A very long mixed freight from Roanoke to Knoxville is stopped just west of Jonesborough. The crew is laying off several grade crossings as it awaits a meet with a tardy eastbound. A diverging rou... (more)
NS Birmingham to Allentown mixed freight 16T crosses Fox Street in historic Jonesborough, TN--the state's oldest town. The Washington County Tennessee court house stands prominently in the backgro... (more)
A BNSF unit leads an eastbound (northbound) freight on the east side of Jonesborough. The train is a Chattanooga-Harrisburg mixed freight.
A CSX intermodal train comes to a stop for a crew change next to Union Station in Nashville. A plane with a banner circles overhead welcoming people to the event formerly known as Fan Fair before ... (more)
A Light Engine Move heads back out on the main after waiting for Q582 to pass in Tullahoma. About the 4th engine back is a B40-8 in Bright Future paint that looks amazingly good.
New to the railroad from CSX. I don't think I ever saw pictures of this unit in service, which brings up a question. Why does no one maintain a really comprehensive CSX roster? Units are retire... (more)
We never got many of the ex CR CSX units in this area, probably something to do with cab signals, so this one attracted some attention as it handled a SB coal train, in the hole for a meet.
NS 9152 acelerates an eastbound intermodal train from Knoxville to Bristol after stopping at Bull's Gap to let off an NS employee. Virginian heritage SD70ACe was trailing in today's consist.
A CSX office car special with traffic reps from Eastman Chemical stops briefly for a photo at the Tennessee-North Carolina line in remote Nolichucky Gorge. The same river in NC is the Toe.
Q029-17 features two "Bright Future" AC4400CW's whose brightness has faded a little through the years. But they are still more than up to the challenge of hauling this 8700' stack train... (more)