Southbound "Santa Train" is rather workaday this year, no Fs, and rather short, with an ordinary, but very clean leader. Due to visibility issues wide nosed units did not work out and t... (more)
Enough to make a stealth fan smile, a study in blue and gray.
A westbound train sits behind Food Country store staying of the crossings until the meet at Abingdon siding gets closer.
Still looking good in a fairly fresh early paint scheme.
In the orange-tinged rays of dawn there's a little chill in the air as this shortline comes to life. No delays here. She'll be back in the barn after a quick run to the junction and a little swi... (more)
I thought this was a mystery. At the end of the day the Santa train is usually pointed south. Then I remembered that on this date CRR 676 a mysterious 4-6-6-4 was hauling that train and the equi... (more)
SB ELFX coal train running on NS trackage rights nearing the crest of the grade. Love those upgraded basic 40s.
Back when these slug sets were just coming around and there was some activity at Savoy Yard.
These coexisted with B36-7s which were also identical.
Heeling into the curve this southbound pig train pays no attention to the yard as it races south.
This former B&O unit has recently gotten a white roof and for some reason has a metal battery box cover.
Southbound train from Canton is approaching Asheville. The line from Asheville to Murphy is perhaps the most torturous piece of railroad in the east and now these great old SD45 carbodies are hau... (more)
Was this really twenty five years ago? Yes, take what you see because it will be twenty years ago too soon. Demoted to switching service these units were "dead men walking" even in tho... (more)
Positioning deadhead train is hustling westbound toward Bristol for upcoming weekend trips to Roanoke and return.
An eastbound train comes off the former B&O onto the former C&O. We were enjoying the great new railfan pavilion.