With the bright colors of fall again approaching, here's something from 24 years ago. This October 1990 shot of the former Clinchfield Copper Creek Viaduct at Speers Ferry, VA was shot from the US... (more)
A CSX coal train drops downgrade across Bootleg Trestle between Sunbright and Natural Tunnel. The three ex-Seaboard System SD50s would soon be replaced in coal train service by a wave of new GE un... (more)
A General Electric "Super 7" demonstrator leads three leased ex-Santa Fe C30-7s on a CSX coal train at Clinchport, VA. The train is on NS trackage rights, and the bridge crosses Stock Cr... (more)
The NS 1071 CNJ along with the 1067 Reading cross one of the many, small trestles on the Winston-Salem Division.
One of the earlier repaints into this yellow nose variation for CSX drops downgrade into the big horseshoe curve at East Stone Gap. This particular iteration of the CSX paint scheme was called &qu... (more)
One of several iterations of the CSX paint scheme was this version that fans called "YN1" (Yellow Nose 1). Actually, it looked pretty good, particularly after the "stealth" per... (more)
Short on motive power, CSX was then using some attractive lease units from Motive Power Industries. This attractive unit was actually an SD40-2 internally, but in an older SD45 carcass--complete w... (more)
Two former Southern SD40-2s have just cut away from the rear of an eastbound coal train at Watkins. They have the light first, and then the waiting CSX train in the siding will follow on the pushe... (more)
Running on NS trackage rights, a CSX empty hopper train crests the grade at Sunbright, VA on a nice snowy afternoon in 1987.
An eastbound NS coal train is still in Appalachia-Andover yard limits as it eases through Little Tunnel en route to the junction with CSX less than a mile away around the next curve. Head brakeman... (more)
An eastbound NS coal train is still in Appalachia-Andover yard limits as it eases through Little Tunnel en route to the junction with CSX less than a mile away around the next curve.
The day's issue of the Kingsport (TN) Times-News was thoughtfully placed in a plastic bag and left beneath the mail box of this patron at Speers Ferry, VA. In the background, CSX Extra 8621 East i... (more)
A westbound NS work train kicks up fresh snow as it dashes through Danlboone, VA.
The second of two weekend "Daniel Boone Specials" sponsored by the Old Smoky Chapter of the NRHS rolls into Yuma, VA, and past McGee's Store (out of the shot on the left). The quartet of... (more)
A three unit pusher set has cut away from the cab of a coal train at Watkins, and now the engineer has "widdened" on the throttle to get rolling back to Big Stone Gap ASAP. There, the cr... (more)