A southbound 90-car unit coal train (with a two unit pusher behind the caboose) grinds upgrade through the community of Josephine on the former L&N Cumberland Valley Division main line to Norton, ... (more)
Clinchfield's only FP7--number 200--is pictured in Kingsport, TN in 1968 trailing a single car: a leased Southern Railway stainless steel sleeper. The 200 had just been repainted, but the tiny &qu... (more)
Three big Seaboard System SD50s bring an Electric Fuels coal train--bound for Florida--over the then-new bridge at Big Stone Gap linking the former L&N CV main with the former Southern Appalachia ... (more)
The Appalachian coal business was brisk in 1990, with many mines reaching peak output. CSX was really short on motive power, so a number of ex-Santa Fe C30-7s were leased to augment its own power ... (more)
Southern Appalachia Division's Belmont unit coal train--flying green flags and classification lights as First 256 (for a Yates train for Georgia Power, running about 25 minutes behind as Second 25... (more)
An eastbound Conrail TV (for Trail Van--and old Pennsy term) intermodal drops downgrade into Altoona after negotiating Horseshoe Curve just a few miles back upgrade.
A mix of D&RGW tunnel motors and SD50s drone downgrade through the "flat irons" above the siding at Plainview. This is the Front Range of the Rockies--one of the most tunnel invested rai... (more)
While working its way back home to Oregon after its American Freedom Train work was completed, former SP Daylight 4449 has just backed into Chattanooga Choo-Choo with an excursion from Birmingham.... (more)
The northbound "Yellow Dog" rolls across the former Clinchfield trestle at Copper Creek, en route to Dante with a mixed bag of empty hoppers and other business. The bridge was converted ... (more)
A Yuma Turn is in a full throttle struggle to best the 1.7 grade and stiff curvature of a stretch railroaders call "The Goose Neck." This is what a former superintendent called the "... (more)
"I'm watching you watching me." Check out the guy on the fireman's side of the cab of Southern 6900 at Spencer. He's taking a photo of the gaggle of photographers around the turntable.
The Burlington E5 eases onto the turntable at Spencer.
This iconic logo really doesn't date back all that many years, since it was developed around 1972, when Southern president Graham Claytor ordered his remaining E8s be repainted (from black and off... (more)
A gathering of noses--from Streamliners at Spencer, preview day. Could be Ivy City at DC, many years ago.
A gathering of noses--from Streamliners at Spencer, preview day.