A thick fog has formed overnight along the Emory River. At 9AM, most of that fog is still hanging around, as the crew of the Emory Gap local bring a cut of limestone loads south, after having just... (more)
894 creeps through the curve and switch at Oakdale, with the Original Norfolk Southern unit second out. This train was a real treat, as the NYC unit was also in the consist as one of two DPUs push... (more)
202 arrives in Knoxville, behind a nice, clean ACe.
With a new Tier4 unit trailing, a northbound grain empty heads toward the signal at S.E. Amherst.
The West Local heads out of Knoxville behind a nice looking Geep60.
Leaving a trail of coal dust in their wake, the crew of 704 is getting the job done, as they bring the train thru the swag at Pemberton.
After stopping at Rugby Road a couple of miles back, 52G is already back up to speed, as it rolls thru the CP at Glen Mary.
The crew has 113 really wound up as they round the curve at the Intermediate signal at MP 219.9. The trailing SD70 was completely drowning out the toaster in the lead.
167 southbound, approaching the signal at CP Cross in the early morning light.
"Running Southern style". Under the symbol 90T, a single light engine runs long hood forward across the Clinch River into Clinton in the early morning hours. This unit was heading... (more)
K221 is rolling southbound approaching the "Pusher Shack" in the small hamlet of Morley, TN, behind a matched set of UP 5900 series GEs. CSX keeps a manned helper stationed here to assis... (more)
X541 is struggling, and dropping speed quickly as the crew try to coax the long, heavy train up Duff Mountain with only the two lead units online. At this point, they were down to almost single di... (more)
Southbound ethanol loads pass by the former location of the L&N station at Lafollette. The site now serves as a base of operations for MOW personnel.
The daily Cincinnati to Jacksonville juice/intermodal knocks down the signal at MP 237.2, as it rockets through the town of Lake City (now called Rocky Top).
A scene which is repeated (usually) several times a week. Grain loads bound for Tate & Lyle in Loudon, TN sit tied down in Knoxville, awaiting a new crew to complete the journey.