Famed fan-tripper Southern 4501--the company's very first Mikado--is climbing through Baum Hollow toward Jones' Cut on the Appalachia District. Southern Ms class engines such as the 4501 were used... (more)
An empty set of "radio" power heads up the St. Charles branch out of Appalachia, headed to the mines for loading.
A unit coal train out of Andover and bound for Walnut Cove, NC is pushed upgrade on the former Interstate Railroad main line at Blackwood, VA. In these still early days of NS, there's an N&W SD45,... (more)
An eastbound unit coal train for Duke Power is near the top of the hill at Sunbright. "White face" GP38-2 denotes this as a radio train, with mid-train remotes.
A westbound empty unit train makes a morning passage under the US 23 bridge at Harvey, VA. Until the four-laned highway bridges were opened in the early '70s, this spot had the infamous name of "D... (more)
Southern Railway 4501 arrives on the north end of the yard at Danville,IL..
Southern Railway northbound pulls at Danville,KY. at what I remember being a very busy RR Yard.
A young lad looks up into the cab of the fire breathing behemoth pondering all the goings on. At my ripe old age I still remember my first look into a Milwaukee Road A-class in the Milwaukee Depot... (more)
Passengers de-board at Danville,KY where the train will be turned and the locomotive will be serviced.
Southern 4501 steam special from Louisville to Danville,KY. and return. Recognize anyone on the obs car?
Southern 4501 steam special from Louisville to Danville,KY. and return.
With the CP Royal Hudson being coaled up in the back round some of the local power waits for their next assignment on the engine track.
Bill Purdie steam man Southern Railway.