On November day in 1995 I met up with Paul Schneider and Tim Hensch for a day of shooting trains on the former L&N KD Sub. Paul was doing a video production for Trains Magazine, and my assignment ... (more)
Eastbound stacks roll through the dip just west of Meadowview on the old N&W Bristol Line. The minimal cut and fill reflects the line's vintage: it was built before the Civil War.
A westbound empty hopper train takes the "New Connection" at Appalachia, VA, en route to Norton, VA on the former Interstate. The inactive track on the left is the former L&N Cumberland ... (more)
As the evening sun drops lower in the sky behind the mountains, an eastbound Southern Railway inspection train carrying the company's board of directors throttles up as it passes the Central Drive... (more)
A southbound NS auto parts train climbs through the big cut at the top of the grade at Kings Mountain, KY.
A view of the east end of the former N&W yard at Crewe, VA.
A southbound CSX freight exits Hickory Creek Tunnel 1 at Morley, TN, en route to Atlanta.
Not long after daybreak, a westbound NS empty man crests the grade at Oreton, VA, on the Appalachia District.
Amtrak 82, the northbound Silver Star, blows by the usual trackside inspection crowd at the north end of Collier Yard as it sprints through the morning fog toward New York.
Late evening meet between northbound NS 116 (left, on main 2), and southbound 215.
Meet at the east end of the siding at Marion, VA, on the former N&W Pulaski District.
The 1999 Santa Claus Special eases along on the main at Kermit, VA for a three-way meet with a northbound mixed freight, and a short "Yellow Dog" in the siding. At the time, the train di... (more)
An eastbound general freight has cleaned out the ready track at Knoxville to move units to Roanoke.
A westbound stack train rolls around the curve at the old N&W passenger station. This line used to host a strong inter-road (with Southern) passenger service, with three through trains in each dir... (more)
A westbound stack train eases to a stop at the west end of the siding at Marion, VA so the two crews can swap trains.