The red bud is blooming in this portrait of a northbound NRHS special crossing the former Clinchfield Railroad Copper Creek Viaduct. The propulsion chores are handled today by the "Final Four... (more)
A northbound (by railroad direction; southbound by compass) empty unit train rolls across Powell River at Roaring Branch, about a mile north of Big Stone Gap, VA. The ex-L&N line--now abandoned--g... (more)
A mine run returns to Pennington Gap with 15 loads of coal from the mine at Bennedict, VA, above St. Charles. The bridge emerges from a short tunnel from the NS junction at Pocket, crosses the Nor... (more)
A southbound 90-car unit coal train (with a two unit pusher behind the caboose) grinds upgrade through the community of Josephine on the former L&N Cumberland Valley Division main line to Norton, ... (more)
Three big Seaboard System SD50s bring an Electric Fuels coal train--bound for Florida--over the then-new bridge at Big Stone Gap linking the former L&N CV main with the former Southern Appalachia ... (more)
Southbound coal train leaving Kingsport, TN in February 1984 behind SD40-2 8285 still showing its Clinchfield heritage.
A unit coal train, led by SBD 8338, a former Clinchfield SD40, rolls through the heart of Downtown Atlanta, GA. 35mm slide from my collection, photo by Bill Folsom.
The connecting bridge between Seaboard System (CSX) and Norfolk Southern at Big Stone Gap was just over five months old when this eastbound 90-car unit coal train came grinding across in the after... (more)
A northbound (by timetable direction) Seaboard System train drops downgrade over the Powell River at Roaring Branch, VA in 1984. Trains would last run here in 1986. Today the track is gone, but th... (more)
Another victim of the "hate L&N" faction is ready to be assigned to a train.
Work train at the Winston Interlocking.
A southbound unit coal train departs Chaska for the climb up Duff Mountain. Double track was extended here between Chaska and Habersham in 1980 to help deal with increased traffic on this line.
An early trackage rights Seaboard System empty train between Frisco and Big Stone Gap cruises over the top of the "Gooseneck" behind SD50 8600 and two more of the big EMDs. Veteran Clinchfield eng... (more)
The boys from the Venice local are in to beans at the local greasy spoon while their train sits on the main just to the south of HY 41.