This is small town country. Here the Pennyroyal heels into a nice curve.
This was a much sought after chase on the old SAL Charleston main with the Pennyroyal coal train and nice lookiing power.
Pretty new, still with her soon to be hated strobe lights this northbound has held up by the General Shale (formerly Corbin Brick) plant south of Corbin yard. I specified Corbin Brick when I buil... (more)
The Winston Salem Southbound was jointly owned with NS so trains to Hamlet usually had mixed power. This nee CRR unit is looking good and ready to go. By the way WSSB in steam days had 2-8-2s th... (more)
Nee L&N, may have a -2 package but can't tell from this side. Check out those neat stencil lines.
Ex-L&N, apparently very late in the series (note the beads on the air duct), but apparently not yet rebuilt with -2.
Awaiting a crew change on the way toward Pennyroyal.
Units stored had a oil barrell cut in half placed over the stacks. Not a bad way to do it.
No doubt about the bloodlines of this one. CRRs version of the model had extended range dynamic brakes whereas the SCL units did not, if you don't have the nice lettering.
This southbound has held up by the old coal loader for some reason. These were the newest things around. This one still has its strobe lights, which sounded like a good idea but apparently were ... (more)
This "Pennyroyal" coal train would enter the uncontrolled (at the time) connecting track and continue south on the old SAL Charleston line toward Dillon.
It was unusual for a coal train to be lined into the yard. Most went on thru the station. For some reason this extra was going to be sent to the Williams yard.
Evidently someone saw fit to put the old SCL number on the air duct.
I have always considered the SBD paint job to be the one of the best low cost gray schemes ever designed. It appears someone recently "liberated" the builders plate on this otherwise great lookin... (more)
Fueled, inspected and ready to go units were placed in the field for a call. This nee-CRR unit has had it's Family Lines lettering painted out and will soon get CSX.