Southbound train to Florence, Alabama is roaring through one of the many tiny communities on south central part of the Volunteer State. They will lay over for the night in Lawrenceburg where they ... (more)
The early run of road slugs used mostly GP30 and GP35 cores so the few 40s were something to find. I was delighted to locate this one. We had no idea this idea would work as well as it has.
What a great spot. Here a southbound train is entering DeButts Yard with a mixed freight. The track in the foreground is CSX main line. Can't beat it.
Southbound 4501, headed for Kingsport.
A southbound rail train makes things interesting as i was out and about visiting friends. This can be a good spot.
Freight trains are few and far between on this coal line but this one can usually be counted on. The all EMD consist is a treat (they have new number nowadays). How things change! I remember th... (more)
March in this area is treacherous. On one of those lovely days that hold promise of spring we caught this southbound coal train in one of the increasingly few rural locales between Kingsport and ... (more)
On a crisp spring morning the daily run departs northbound right on schedule which is "about the usual time" with a little bit of everything but lots of stuff for Eastman in Kingsport.
A northbound swings out of the ex-Clinchfield Kendrick's Creek Tunnel on the approach to Kingsport, TN.
One can sense the excitement in Soule Shops as the restoration of 4501 comes closer to completion. Once the restoration is completed, the 2-8-2 Baldwin Locomotive Works product will return as one ... (more)
The yard switchers in Kingsport are about the only place to see CSX B-B EMDs around here. This one must have been an early repaint. Remarkable that the C&O sublettering remained this long.
Southbound coal rumbles one more time across this vital thoroughfare and fortunately will continue on. Too many have blocked the crossing over the years so as of this writing a flyover is being co... (more)
Trailing some rather unusual deadhead power the northbound merchandise train departs at the north end of town.
Another long train of empties begin their northbound trip back to the mines.
A southbound unit coal train climbs around the connection from CSX to the NS Appalachia District on a snowy day in early 2004.