Digging in and laying sand on a westbound fantrip on the Christiansburg grade.
Yes, that is the James River and that is the old C&O main. Who wouldn't chase on this blazing hot day. And best was I got Dad out with me and he really enjoyed it, much to my surprise.
P.O. Likens is a legend in Clinchfield Country. A lifelong railroader, CMO, restorer of #1, and a "helluva fine feller". Here he is greeting the return of a south end round trip in the good old ... (more)
The East Tennessee Railfan Association Special has just tacked on a gon and a caboose and has begun its return to Erwin on this rare steam-only fantrip. They are about to enter Vance Tunnel. Two... (more)
Do not try this at home.
With great trepidation the East Tennesee Railfan Association offered tickets at $50 each for the only fantrips with #1 and no diesels. Here the old teakettle has gone to Altapass, turned, added a... (more)
Perhaps my greatest chase of 611 was a little publicized trip carring school children. Few chasers, beautiful weather as the train heads heels into a curve a few miles east of Bluefield. Other t... (more)
Great place for old GEs to work in semi-retirement. It has to be fall, just look at that radiator screen.
This rock train had come up the old SAL mail from Savannah and diverted onto the line to Augusta at the town of Fairfax. US 278 is good for a chase thru this area but watch the speed limits!
I had a 12 day layover in the area and made the most of it.
Believed to be an ex L&N unit, this locomotive served a barge transloader on the Carrolton Railroad and the Ohio River.
Mystery locomotive, probably ex-C&O and probably destined for ACWR appeared in the yard from nowhere. The TBRX reporting mark is very obscure and may have been just borrowed for the move.
Returning from the offload at Osaka the Dumptrain is nearing the former Interstate yard in Andover. Spring comes late in the mountains, there's a chill this brilliant day and the leaves are only ... (more)
Just because it's a caboose it doesn't get to bring up the rear after a few switching moves. After working Abingdon the EB V40 local makes a leisurely arrival in Glade on a cold barren morning.