The local is in the siding by the old section foreman's house switching Light Milling. Unfortunately Light seems to be another customer who has left.
Yard switcher du jour, originally from the Family Lines era.
It's better than a -2. It's -2 innards in a old model and that makes it better. Could be I'm envious. My notes indicate this one started out on MP, went to CNW, then to PAL before its transplan... (more)
Imagine if you will a humid hazy afternoon in a tiny rural North Carolina town. The cicadas buzz is the only sound in the oppressive air except for the lazy little train shuffling through the wee... (more)
It's a hot muggy night along the Tennessee River, nary a breath of wind stirs, and the W & L crew is out on a rare night run to the stone quarry and has stopped to check an odd noise. They'll che... (more)
Drifting downgrade with coal cars and about to round the big curve to pick up the gentle grade of the New River for the eastbound run to Roanoke. Was it really almost thirty years ago.
This was a foul day, overcast, cold but what the hey, there were Alcos kicking cars and of course L&N's version of "stealth".
Originally assigned to the mighty Pennsy this unit is now switching gravel cars. Yeah, it's the pits.
A nice big consist leads this mixed freight southward.
Originally SCL, then SBD and now in stealth.
Fortunately our dreams came true. Stealth went away.
There are those times when you look at units that seem pretty new and realize, wow, those things are getting some age on them. I remember the days when a GE over 25 usually had a center cab.
Upon our return from vacation we discovered this ex-CR unit newly repainted.
The eastbound coal train has passed and this empty man has gotten his light to go west. He'll become northbound with he reaches home rails in Big Stone Gap a few miles over the hill and down the ... (more)
The classic locomotive of the late twentieth century, delivered in Family Lines colors and still hauling for CSX. This one is in NS's Tito Siding, awaiting a meet with an EB loaded train.