A gathering of noses--from Streamliners at Spencer, preview day.
A study of the front end of a Southern Railway SD45, spotted at Andover, VA for servicing in 1985. These units were awesome beasts.
A scene from railroading many years ago: The second trick yard crew at the Southern/Interstate yard at Andover is busy weighing (one car at a time) and classifying loaded coal hoppers. At the time... (more)
Gettin' down and dirty: A trio of EMD four-motor hoods, enveloped in a cloud of their own exhaust smoke and traction sand, dig in on the 1.7 percent climb up to Oreton, VA. The conductor and flagm... (more)
On a cold night at Andover, VA, Southern mine run power congregates at the former Interstate engine facility. Units 2816, 5069 and (in the distance) 5012 can be seen. This was shot on Ektachrome s... (more)
Anyone who lived in, or passed through Appalachia, VA back in day remembers the town's several railroad grade crossings (including two over US 23, which was the major north-south highway through t... (more)
Memphis-NJ priority stacker 202 winds it up through Abingdon, VA. By the time the rear of the train passed, it was really walkin' the dog. Earlier, it met counterpart 201 at Bristol. The train is ... (more)
In this rather mundane composition, a Southern Railway Tennessee Division freight is ready to head west to Knoxville from Bristol on an April afternoon in 1969. The freight house to the right burn... (more)
A 105-car unit coal train is loading at Alpha Natural Resources' mine at Wentz, VA, on the former Interstate Stonega Branch.
A westbound empty unit coal train is rolling along toward West Virginia (by way of Norton, VA) through Duffield, VA.
A 60-car unit coal train of higher sulphur coal for the Eastman Chemical coal-gas conversion plant in Kingsport, TN is loading at Red River Coal's prep plant and load-out at Steer Branch (Dixiana)... (more)
A westbound empty unit coal train drops downgrade over Baum Hollow Road en route to Williamson, WV, via Norton, VA. The lead unit has one of the "admiral" cabs, typical for these Altoona... (more)
After several days of shooting at Pardee, VA for Universal Studios' "Coal Miner's Daughter," starring Sissy Specek as Loretta Lynn, Southern's recently leased ex-CP Royal Hudson 2839 has... (more)