A westbound NS work train kicks up fresh snow as it dashes through Danlboone, VA.
The second of two weekend "Daniel Boone Specials" sponsored by the Old Smoky Chapter of the NRHS rolls into Yuma, VA, and past McGee's Store (out of the shot on the left). The quartet of... (more)
A three unit pusher set has cut away from the cab of a coal train at Watkins, and now the engineer has "widdened" on the throttle to get rolling back to Big Stone Gap ASAP. There, the cr... (more)
Viewed from the cab of an eastbound Norfolk Southern coal train, this westbound Seaboard System empty train is headed back to Kentucky for another load of bituminous. The SBD train is running on t... (more)
A southbound coal train on the former Clinchfield main is captured on film in the brief instant of daylight between Twin Tunnels. The SD40-2 had just been acquired from Morrison-Knudsen.
Q688 has just passed the north end of Boody southbound. This is the Kingsport Sub which was old Clinchfield Railroad and runs 147 miles from Erwin, TN to Shelby, KY. Boody is 7,700 feet siding loc... (more)
At Ben Hur, VA, a southbound unit coal train is dropping down "Big Pennington" hill. The former L&N Cumberland Valley Division main line was constructed here in 1889. Steam era crews cal... (more)
At the north end of Kermit siding, on the south side of Clinch Mountain, a former C&O SD40 leads a northbound manifest on this ex-Clinchfield route. The train is entering a nearly 90 degree curve ... (more)
The NS 1067 Reading leads the NS 747 north through Henry.
B30-7 5539, in the CSX Stealth Scheme, makes its way east on the Piedmont Subdivision through the diamond at HN Tower in Doswell, VA. The tower closed in 1958.
Three GE C30-7s are northbound back to Kentucky with empty coal hoppers.
An SD40/SD40-2 pusher set is enveloped in sand and exhaust as it shoves on the rear of a unit coal train at Irondale, VA. The train is on NS trackage rights.
Amtrak F40PH 305 has just departed Washington and is rolling through Alexandria, VA on the RF&P Subdivision.
Southern 4501 is ready to depart Bristol with a round trip excursion to Radford, VA.
Back in my working days we would occasionally have to come here from the county seat for lunch. For some reason this helper string has tied up here, probably due to a crew out of time.