An eastbound CSX coal train's head end crew has "dogged," so a relief crew has been sent by van to Glenita, VA in the early hours of daybreak. A long of night delays from opposing trains... (more)
The rear helper units on CSXT 3016 East kick up fallen leaves going through a curve at Glenita. Natural Tunnel is just 300 yards behind, so the speed is picking back up after the 15 MPH restrictio... (more)
Clinchfield 1402--the company's Erwin, TN-based 250-ton capacity Industrial Brownhoist derrick--is working to clean up a derailment on the Southern at Glenita, VA. Back in the days before contract... (more)
Southern's Knoxville, TN-based derrick D-1--a 300-ton capacity Industrial Brownhoist--is eased into place to work the east side of a nasty derailment at Glenita, VA. N&W's Bluefield derrick (also ... (more)
The rear helper on this eastbound CSX coal train rolls over Stock Creek and by a bucolic rural barn on its journey over NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap, VA and Frisco, TN.
An eastbound CSX coal train is passing the Red Stone drive in at Glenita, a good place for short order meals and other delights. Some locals have referred to the place as the "Red Bone." Natural T... (more)
An eastbound Southern inspection train with a sleeper and two office cars rolls through Glenita, VA. A mile back, the train passed through Natural Tunnel. (Thanks to Bill Schafer for noting the fi... (more)
The N&W's 250-ton Industrial Brownhoist derrick from Bluefield, WV is cleaning up the west end of a major derailment on the Southern at Glenita, VA.
The Knoxville-based 300-ton Industrial Brownhoist derrick D-1 is cleaning up the east end of a major derailment at Glenita, VA.
The mid-train remotes on this eastbound loaded Southern unit coal train were stacked like cord wood when there was a heavy slack run-in and a broken rail just east of Natural Tunnel. The derrick w... (more)
A loaded NS unit train rolls eastbound past the signal at Glenita on a rainy and foggy last day of February. The rear of the train is exiting Natural Tunnel, the reason for the 15 mph speed restri... (more)
Knock, knock (Who's there?); Train (Train who?); Train's comin' through the door--that's why I knocked!
Winding along Stock Creek, westbound for Natural Tunnel (about a mile and a half ahead)
Southern's D-1--a diesel powered modern 300-ton derrick based at Knoxville--eases around a curve at Glenita to begin picking up a derailment.
The men's outhouse at the Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church overlooks this eastbound CSX coal train. Thankfully it was not occupied at the moment.....