A CSX unit coal train holds the main at the controlled siding between Watkins and Boone to meet a westbound NS train. This is, in fact, NS trackage. This was once Dan'lboone Yard--a staging locati... (more)
A loaded ELFX train from the Powell Mountain Coal load out at Mayflower, VA eases across the North Fork of the Powell River. This is the former L&N St. Charles Branch. The train is coming out of a... (more)
An empty hopper train is back on home rails at Big Stone Gap after a trip over NS from Frisco, TN. The signal is the approach block for the junction with NS, about a mile and a half behind head en... (more)
A mixed bag of CSX locomotives is on this westbound empty hopper train at East Stone Gap, VA.
A trackage rights train of Seaboard System eases downgrade at Harper, VA--basically Big Stone Gap, but an old timetable station for the stone quarry that was once here. This short bore goes throug... (more)
The 1988 was a particularly colorful year for fall colors. An eastbound CSX coal train is on NS trackage rights as it executes a CTC meet with a light pusher set, heading back to Loyall, KY. The p... (more)
An eastbound CSX unit coal train has attained the top of the hill at Big Cut, VA (the west control point for the siding here is known as "Watkins"). The community gets its name from the ... (more)
A Southern GP38-2 is fueled and sanded at Andover, and ready for assignment to the next run. It's two days before Christmas, 1983.
An eastbound "radio train" climbs the 1.8 percent grade at Speers Ferry, VA on Southern's Appalachia Division. From Clinchport to Weber City, VA, this line is laid on the grade of the ne... (more)
The first GP35s on the Southern system were five Central of Georgia units, which arrived in late 1963 on trade-in EMD Blomberg trucks. The first of the group is shown at Andover. The units were re... (more)
Well-powered and heading for Manassas
Regional to Lynchburg
Met up with a new railfan, and he was very friendly. Got a very nice wave from the engineer of P095 as well !
An eastbound CSX coal train--on NS trackage rights--eases downgrade at 15 MPH at Natural Tunnel. No, that's not the "natural" tunnel the train is exiting, but the man-made "Little Tunnel" that lea... (more)