If you're going to crash, might as well make it spectacular. Southern Railway's new aluminum "silver side" coal hoppers detailed atop a trestle near Frisco, Tenn. and the Big Hook was uprighting ... (more)
Southern serves Woodchips As the fallen railroad’s logo still holds onto the side of this 1980 built wood chip gondola from Ortner, this class of car represent a rarity for the Southern si... (more)
The 108-year old Southern Railway Consolidation makes its way south through LaFayette, GA on the point of a TVRM Summerville Steam trip. With a beautiful fall day and plenty of color, a scene of t... (more)
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.
A former Southern SW 9 sits in a scrap yard in Harriman.
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)