So for National Train day I went to the NCTM to see the 3170 and other equipment. On NCTM's facebook page they had said that a peace of equipment had gotten restored they just did not say what did... (more)
Gathered in front of the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, Southern EMD locomotives 6133 (FP7), 6900 (E8), 2601 (GP30) and 3170(SD40) bask in the evenin... (more)
"Big John" shines in the night light.
Headed to the mine at Wentz, on the Stonega Branch, four GP38-2s power an empty train past Interstate milepost number 1. This is the Fourth Mine Run crew of the old Interstate Railroad. The train ... (more)
Various cab units sit around the Bob-Julian round house at NCTM, including the four shown above.
The empty (westbound) Belmont unit coal train throttles up to climb from Tito to the top of the hill at Oreton, VA, and Southern Railway's Appalachia Division. The white flags and class lamps indi... (more)
This is a very marginal shot (taken with a Kodak Brownie), but the content is interesting. This is Southern's Appalachia District section of the COMAR (Coordinated Motor and Rail), running westbou... (more)
The clang of a locomotive bell alerted me that something was on the other side of this L&N Norton-Loyall Turn as it accelerated out of town on a March '65 morning. The instant the caboose passed, ... (more)
Southern was fond of shuttling all types of road freight units from the Carolinas down to Pegram Shop in Atlanta for inspections or running repairs. The best way to get them there was to stack the... (more)
The Interstate Railroad's last RS-3s have been dispatched to Georgia by the Southern, and one of the replacements is shown idling in the "pit" at Andover just a couple of weeks after the... (more)
Southern painted NS SD40 No. 3170 leads E14, relief for P94, south through Thomasville, NC on a comfortable April night. This was such a treat to see on the high iron of the Piedmont in 2016.
CNO&TP 6327 departs Milwaukee on Milwaukee Road's C&M Division with three leased Southern(CNO&TP)(Rathole) SD24's. Of all the leased loco's we had back then on the Milwaukee the SD24's from the S... (more)
Southern Railway GP39X #4602 and two more GP39Xs lead a southbound through Crescent Springs, KY.
Southern Railway MP15DCs #2426 and #2382 pass through Ludlow, KY on their way back to Gest St yard in Cincinnati, OH after pushing a southbound up Erlanger Hill.
Southern Railway SD40-2 #3261 leads a southbound manifest through Florence, KY.