Southbound train departing Erwin, TN during the summer of 1986.
Those U30C's sure could smoke! Or maybe it's the Lima 2-8-4 that's on the next track.
On September 25, 1984, Seaboard System Extra 7091 South attains the top of the switchback at Hagans, VA. Behind the three six-motor units on the point are 90 cars of coal loaded at Merna, KY, then... (more)
Five days before Christmas 1985, a northbound (by railroad direction--southbound by compass direction) Seaboard System train emerges from Callahan's Nose Tunnel at Roaring Branch, just outside Big... (more)
Seaboard System SD40-2 #8206 in Erwin, TN || Sept 1988
A Seaboard System inspection train from Corbin, KY to Erwin, TN is on NS trackage at Harvey, VA.
On March 6, 1986, a westbound Seaboard System movement---eight units and a caboose---drops downgrade from East Stone Gap to Big Stone Gap, VA. Railroads often have motive power imbalances, so &quo... (more)
On September 14, 1984, a southbound unit coal train eases through the passing siding at Big Stone Gap, VA to meet a northbound inspection train (powered by two F-units). By now, this is Seaboard S... (more)
On the third day of 1986, a Seaboard System coal train behind three spiffy-looking SD50s rolls by the Norfolk Southern (ex-Southern) Frisco yard office (Frisco, TN) and toward the connecting track... (more)
CSX/Seaboard MP15 #1151 at Erwin, TN || Feb. 1985
Typical late-1980s power on CSX - a mix of SD40-2s and C30-7s in FL and SBD paint - pulls a northbound train past the AME Zion Church on Auburn's west side.
On a hazy, humid summer afternoon, a phosphate train led by a pair of U36B/slug sets is westbound on the ex-SAL Bartow-Tampa line, and is about to cross the ex-ACL Ft Meade-Winston line.
A southbound on CSX's ex-SCL/ACL/AB&C main crosses the former Southern/CofG line at North Oglethorpe.
The former L&N steam era back shop in Corbin was still in use in 1984, but it would soon be razed and replaced by a modern shop located further south in the yard. The U25C was running its last mil... (more)