TVRM's Southern 630 takes on water (from a garden hose) between mainline runs to Cleveland, TN, while NCTM's FP7 covers the west end of the "local".
Dawn breaks at Chattanooga,TN. as another fall foliage trip from Chattanooga to Crossville and return will be run with the 4501 on the Southern and the Tennessee Central.
Norfolk Southern's paint shop in Chattanooga has rolled out what could be dubbed as the "21st Heritage Unit": Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line GP38-2 #5260. NPBL is jointly owned by NS and CSX and se... (more)
A GATX GP-38 awaits repairs while Southern Railway #630 is fired up for another weekend of pulling the museum's "Missionary Ridge Local" train in Chattanooga.
Under a mostly sunny sky, the 1904 ALCO product takes its usual spin on the turntable in East Chattanooga after pulling the 2:25 Missionary Ridge Local.
Norfolk Southern's spectacular Southern Railway heritage unit leads NS 197 over Tenn Bridge on the CNO&TP as it makes its way into Chattanooga. Even this local couple fishing seemed to enjoy a loo... (more)
Southern 630 pulls the hill of the West Leg of the wye at Grand Junction.
SOU 630 salutes the NS OCS as it passes TVRM Grand Junction.
NS OCS 052 passes Jersey (TVRM Grand Junction) as it heads north toward Roanoke. SR 630 greets the train in a showing of heritage motive power.
A string of Southern SD35s sit in the deadline at Chattanooga, TN in this April 1986 scene.
When not on NS mainline tours, Southern 630 earns her keep on TVRM’s “bread and butter” operation, the Missionary Ridge Local, a six-mile round trip ride on the outskirts of Chattanooga.
The Missionary Ridge Local is being pulled today by SERM's GP30 leased to TVRM.
While waiting on 630, this mixed freight passed by.
Southern 630 and the NS F's meet up for the first time at TVRM's Grand Junction wye. They would all be taking part in the Museum's 50th Anniversary weekend celebration. Photo by Casey Thomason.... (more)