On September 25, 1983, an excursion from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg via the B&O Old Main Line was scheduled to take place. I believe that the trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Ch... (more)
A beautiful piece of railroad history sits just beside the old McCormick Depot and current CSX McCormick subdivision tracks. Many of these are scattered throughout the South in museums and displa... (more)
Late in its career, an ex-L&N U25B is on the point of a work train at Appalachia, VA.
On a cold February 1985 day in Dante, VA, the mix of predecessor units in this former Clinchfield coal terminal leaves no doubt about how things have changed since the formation of CSX. Seaboard S... (more)
This shot of a southbound Seaboard System (former L&N) coal train coming through Bee Rock Tunnel (47 feet, 7 inches...) on May 22, 1985 had a little reflected light off one of the internal elemen... (more)
As the rain comes down patrons board a Kentucky Railway Museum train for Lexington lead by Seaboard System 118.
An eastbound Seaboard System unit coal train originating from Powell River Coal's mine at Mayflower, VA veers to the curve above Powell River as it works its way toward Big Stone Gap, VA and histo... (more)
A southbound miscellaneous train of wood chips and coal is en route from Loyall, KY to St. Paul, VA as evening fades away into darkness. This is the former L&N Cumberland Valley Division.
Two former L&N SD40-2s are easing toward a coupling with a Georgia Power unit coal train at the north end of the Habersham to Chaska double track stretch. The two EMDs will stay on the rear until ... (more)
A southbound Lynch Turn swings by the yard at Loyall, KY as the head brakeman snags Form 19s off the "iron man" (high speed train order stand).
New faces of 1983
SBD #7052 opens the throttles as it leaves Troy, AL, heading for Brundidge, Ozark, Dothan, and points beyond.
The wires have come down, but the pole line remains, some poles even having what look like new crossarms. Thirty years later, this location s probably completely closed in with vegetation.
Seaboard System SW1500 #1117 at Nasvhille, TN || March 1991
Prior to the 1967 SCL merger, ACL and SAL competed ferociously for Florida's phosphate traffic. Here, a pair of U36B/Mate sets are westbound with phosphate hoppers on an ex-SAL line, and about to... (more)