Trion northbound. A steady, wind-blown rain streams off the two glossy black Southern Railway Locomotives as the TVRM's Summerville Special heads back north, across the bridge over the Chat... (more)
Southern 401 charges past the Monticello Railway Museum's Nelson Crossing siding during Railroad Days as passengers disembark the museum's freight train.
Turning for home. During a programmed 75-minute layover in Summerville, GA, TVRM crews begin the work of turning the power for the 50-mile run back to Chattanooga. Unlike many tourist lin... (more)
Arriving at Summerville Station. At just over 50 miles each way, the round trip from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's depot in Chattanooga to the little station in Summerville, GA is ... (more)
Crossing the Chattooga. Southern Railway Locomotives #630 and 4501 bring their Summerville Special passenger train across the Chattooga River in the town of Trion, GA. This rather interest... (more)
Southbound at Rock Spring. Perhaps the most iconic shot of the Chattooga & Chickamauga line that is used by the TVRM Summerville Specials is this image of a steam engine passing the little ... (more)
Passing Peerless Mills. It's Sunday morning, and the traffic is light on the normally busy McFarland Avenue in Rossville, GA, as TVRM's Summerville Doubleheader passes through the wide, ung... (more)
A brief pause in the rain. A soaking rain lets up just long enough to let me get out of my car and shoot one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Summerville Doubleheaders, with SOU 63... (more)
A better day to ride than chase. There are some days when I think I should probably have my head examined for flying all the way from Boston to Atlanta to chase a train. This happened to ... (more)
Southern 4501 opens the throttle as it departs Summerville in a thunderstorm.
Charging through Rossville. Southern Railway Locomotives 630 and 4501 doublehead on one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Summerville Specials as they pass through Rossville, GA on ... (more)
Southern Railway EMD F7(A) 4203 with 5 units at Birmingham, Alabama. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
Former Southern 3155 sits in the Tucson yard, waiting for the next assignment on the busy and power hunger SP Sunset Route. Photo taken with permission.
A Variant of a Variant
GE’s original B30-7 had a 16-cylinder 3000 horsepower FDL prime mover. After manufacturing 199 of the B30-7’s, GE switched to a 12-cylinder 3000 HP, launchin... (more)
A southbound Southern Railway manifest works past the small yard in Lynchburg, Virginia on a hazy July day.