Southern 630 is eastbound through Weller Yard, passing loaded hoppers of coke from the Jewell Smokeless facility at Dismal, VA. N&W used its biggest steam power on the Buchanan Branch--the Y-class... (more)
A CSX C30-7 leads three ex-Santa Fe units of the same model (leased) on an eastbound coal train at Irondale, VA, on NS trackage rights. The 90-car train has two SD40-2s shoving on the rear.
A northbound (by timetable direction) Seaboard System train drops downgrade over the Powell River at Roaring Branch, VA in 1984. Trains would last run here in 1986. Today the track is gone, but th... (more)
An Interstate Railroad mine run coils through a reverse curve on the branch to the then-new load out at Steer Branch (Dixiana). This was the cover shot on an issue of the old CTC Board magazine se... (more)
We're past the point of peak fall color, but CSXT 7206 East looks nice in the morning sun as it drops downgrade into Jasper, VA. In the siding is a westbound three-unit CSX pusher, headed home for... (more)
On Halloween 2001, a northbound empty hopper train whines downgrade out of the Breaks of the Big Sandy at Pool Point. The train will pass under the photographer through former Clinchfield Railroad... (more)
The dispatcher has given the KD main south of Faber to a southbound auto rack train, en route to Atlanta--so the coal train has to wait until the priority freight clears the block before getting t... (more)
The westbound Amtrak California Zephyr climbs around the stiff curve at Coal Creek Canyon on the front range of the Rockies at milepost 23 on the Rio Grande's Moffat line. One of the train's F40s ... (more)
Southern 630, diesel assistants and train pass an old grist mill on the east side of Marion, VA.
The fireman on Southern 630 is pouring on the bituminous for the grade ahead as the train heads through Seven Mile Ford.
Southern 630 cants to a super-elevated curve on the east side of Rural Retreat, VA--a spot made famous by O. Winston Link's recording of N&W train 42 on Christmas Eve, 1957.
Southern 630 in a pacing shot running along the Hillman Highway just west of Glade Spring, VA. The train was en route to Radford, VA from Bristol on a R/T excursion.
What a lovely day for a ride behind a steam locomotive! This is one of several photo runbys of L&N 152, two L&N heavyweight coaches, and Pullman solarium observation Mt. Broderick. Except for the ... (more)
An L&N 152 runby on a photo charter arranged by Greg Scholl and others marches across a small bridge on TTI several miles east of Paris, KY.
NKP 765 in disguise as C&O 2765 marches across the Tennessee River at West Knoxville after turning on the wye several miles south at Armona, TN.