Friday, June 9, 1967 was just another nondescript day in my hometown of Appalachia, VA. That morning, I grabbed my Argus 35mm camera and recorded this scene looking west. Left to right we see the ... (more)
A set of L&N six-motor power is led by one of the company's rare SDP35s. A second of these units is third back, splicing two GE U25Cs.
A UP pool unit is on the far right at Birmingham's ex-L&N engine terminal. By this date, former Chessie, Family Lines and Seaboard System units were pretty well thoroughly mixed on CSX Transportat... (more)
Peach Creek was the old C&O yard that served the Logan, WV coalfields. C&O's last steam locomotives ran out of here---0-10-0 yard engines and compound 2-6-6-2s. Two B&O GP30s have their old C&O ca... (more)
A southbound coal train drops down "Big Pennington" hill into Ben Hur, VA. The train is rounding "Ten Degree Curve" in the last light of a winter afternoon.
A southbound unit coal train behind three SD50s throttles up at Chaska as a northbound empty hopper train passes on the other main.
Units in yard service take a short break at the south end of the west yard at Corbin.
A northbound coal train off the CV Sub gets the signal at the interlocking at Forbes. The double track leads into the yard at Corbin.
Still coal-fired at the time, UP Challenger 3985 performs a photo run by on a Cheyenne-Laramie round trip for the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.
Northbound Jacksonville-Cincinnati intermodal Q142 is about a mile or so north of the siding at Wofford, KY, on the former L&N KD Subdivision. It's raining hard, too!
A loaded CSX coal train is climbing upgrade at Oreton, VA on NS trackage rights. The lead SD50 wears one of the earlier CSX paint schemes. Actually, it was quite striking, particularly when fresh.
My notes tell me this was shot early on the morning of Friday, March 7, 1986. I was headed to work in Duffield and I overtook this Seaboard System coal train that took siding at Jasper (that's the... (more)
Two SD50s in Seaboard System colors dig in on the grade up Duff Mountain with a unit coal train. Two SD40-2s are tacked on behind the caboose to shove the train over the top.
A westbound hot BN intermodal sprints along the "Race Track" through Hinsdale, IL behind a "tiger stripe" GP50 and a GE B30-7AB (cabless).
A northbound "double" drops down Crooked Hill on the former L&N "KY" main between Corbin and Cincinnati. The train includes six SD50s and 180 empty coal hoppers---basically the... (more)