A northbound coal train off the CV Sub gets the signal at the interlocking at Forbes. The double track leads into the yard at Corbin.
There was hope after the stealth scheme as this southbound coal train illustrated.
On a dark and gloomy August day, a southbound (on CSX) train becomes an "Extra East" on the Norfolk Southern's Appalachia District. CSX has trackage rights from here to Frisco, TN, near ... (more)
A southbound coal train smokes its way out of the South Twin Tunnel at Hill Station, VA on a grubby day. The train is moving into a long stretch of upgrade--although it's less than .3 percent all ... (more)
A CSX empty hopper train drops downgrade toward "Furnace Dip" between East and Big Stone Gap, VA. East Stone Gap was named "Elverton" in the earlier days when the rails first c... (more)
Three GE C30-7s are northbound back to Kentucky with empty coal hoppers.
A CSX mechanic troubleshoots a problem with the trailing unit on a very gloomy winter's day.
Two clean and nice looking GE C30-7s have arrived back at Loyall after a 180 mile round trip to Watkins, VA (near Gate City) to shove a 90-car unit coal train over seven different grades en route.... (more)
The old trestle across the South Fork of Powell River in the middle of the big horseshoe curve through East Stone Gap, VA was still mostly a pile of sticks in 1986, but with some steel beams betwe... (more)
Here's a shot from today's dive into the old slide collection. I took this on the afternoon of May 9, 1986. Older locals still call this spot "dip crossing," going back to the day when i... (more)
A westbound CSX hopper train running on NS trackage hits the bottom of the long 1.7 percent grade as it crosses Copper Creek--literally in the shadow of the more imposing ex-Clinchfield structure.
The engine crew of this westbound CSX empty train is looking at a "diverging route clear" signal just ahead at the NS-CSX junction. A Speery car is tied up in the old passing track, awai... (more)
MMA's Job 2 was coming into Millinocket with the sunrise before their fortunes changed, but today is a couple hours late with an outlawed crew. Job 310 crew drove down to get them at Brownville Ju... (more)
A mixed freight, which appears to have an open auto rack as the second car, blasts out of the east portal of Falls Cut Tunnel and across Wills Creek on its journey towards Cumberland.
From a vantage point high on the opposite side of Wills Creek, westbound Q217 rolls through Fairhope.