The Three Rivers Rambler morning passenger excursion, with the Washington & Lincolnton #203 leading, rolls across the Holston River on the outskirts of Knoxville on a gloomy Saturday morning
One of the newest, cleanest, and shiniest CSX locomotives is getting its hands dirty on the point of a loaded phosphate train.
Perhaps one of the more interesting reroutes to come off of the former Clinchfield would have to be a unit corn syrup train. The empties are seen rolling north on the KD behind two YN2 GEs.
A northbound manifest passes some fall foliage with an elderly leader.
After stopping for a southbound to clear, this northbound stack train quickly gets rolling again, at the CSX/NS diamond near downtown Knoxville.
The Louisville, Kentucky to Roanoke, Virginia daily intermodal rolls away from me in Fountain City with the DPU passing the Old Broadway signals.
The Coster local heads back to John Sevier yard with KXHR's freight pickup for the day behind two Ex-N&W SD40-2s.
A loaded grain train is tied down at Baxter Avenue behind three EMDs.
Conductor Bryan Ramsey and engineer Gomer bring a loaded fertilizer train into downtown Knoxville across the river past some classic L&N searchlight signals.
One of CSX's new Tier 4 deliveries from GE idles on the head of Q540 before switching the West Knoxville Yard.
The second shift "Sawmill Local" prepares to head north out of Knoxville up the KD to Dossett, Tennessee behind a veteran GE leader.
As the sun sets over the three rivers that are the namesake of the Three Rivers Rambler, Washington & Lincolnton 203 leads the last Rambler of the day across the Holston River. Scenes like this a... (more)
"One unit wonder." This recently repainted GE is wearing the newest "boxcar" logo, and is the sole power on these northbound ethanol empties.
A pair of SD40-2s help with a Chattanooga-bound coal train. Up front are a pair of SD35s and an SD24.
SD35s team with an SD24 to lead coal out of Knoxville and toward Chattanooga. Back in the train an RC car transmits the engineer's every whim to a pair of SD40-2s.