If you were standing on this spot today, you would be in the middle of the two westbound lanes of four-laned US 58. This was the original main line of L&N's Cumberland Valley Division--a.k.a. the ... (more)
Somehow the gray was a little off and the sun was low in the sky as this unit headed down the gulf coast.
A morning northbound empty hopper train emerges from the fog at Roaring Branch and crosses bridge 44 across Powell River and US 23. This trackage is now abandoned, but the bridge is still there fo... (more)
A three-unit northbound pusher has just passed through Bee Rock Tunnel outside of Appalachia, VA headed back to Loyall, KY. Earlier, the trio pushed a coal train all the way to the top of the moun... (more)
An eastbound Seaboard System coal train is crawling upgrade on NS trackage rights at Oreton, VA. Behind the 8028 are units 8331, 8941 and 5011. The last two are most notable since one is an SD45, ... (more)
This is a meet at the siding at Boody, VA, just north of St. Paul in early 1984. We're only 13 months and some change after the demise of the Clinchfield Railroad, so the southbound in the siding ... (more)
Three big Seaboard System SD50s are slowly backing up the former L&N Pennington-Pocket branch with an empty unit coal train on a hot summer day in 1985. Here, the train is crossing US 421 and the ... (more)
Three Seaboard System SD50s throttle up on a unit coal train at Appalachia, VA in the summer of 1985. This trackage would be dormant about six months, as traffic would, instead, us a new connectio... (more)
Two fallen flags schemes can be seen on this one woodchip hopper as it still displays the double "S" Seaboard System paint as well as the patch work that covered up the Family Lines verbiage and l... (more)
This slide (which I had misplaced in my collection, but recently found) was the cover shot for TRAINS Magazine's August 1985 issue. The article inside covered the history and operation of the form... (more)
It's colder than the mammary gland of a witch at Dante, VA this day in 1985. The GP38-2 in the foreground is obviously a former L&N unit, although this railroad is neither the Clinchfield, whose y... (more)
Not really L&N, but they forgot the "SBD" on the side.
A "pure" Family Lines unit. Not really but I keep them separate for some reason. I never have liked sublettering.
A trio of Seaboard System U-Boats heads north toward Chicago on the former C&EI with a pig train. Tom Golden photo.
Originally SAL, then SCL, this unit is being backed by a hostler in the process of moving from servicing areas to the ready tracks known as "the field".