A surprise at the end of a southbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac train was this Clinchfield caboose.
A typically grimy Clinchfield EMD F7 leads a southbound freight train over a low timber trestle. This location is between Wakenva and Trammel, north of Dante in far western Virginia.
I know it was SBD at this point but hey, I won't tell if you won't. I'm pushing the idea of a Ohio to Savannah MRL-type railroad with equal access and we could name it, well, Clinchfield. I can ... (more)
Clinchfield's only FP7 is getting a little body work in the L&N paint shop at South Louisville. Both the 200 and 800 were there being repainted into the Family Lines scheme (the 800 already had be... (more)
Clinchfield management eventually determined their motive power pulled the same tonnage, clean or filthy, so they didn't spend much time washing their fleet. The extremes of the latter are shown h... (more)
Loads south, empties north – That’s the prevalent flow for the main commodity of coal on the Clinchfield. That rule is illustrated here as two trains meet at the passing siding near Gray, Tennesse... (more)
Southbound Clinchfield coal rolls into passing siding territory at Gray, Tennessee. The three SD’s will hold the main at the other end of the double track to wait for a train of northbound emptie... (more)
A half-dozen Clinchfield geeps, all in Family Lines livery, roll a train of empty hoppers north through Unicoi, Tennessee.
Roger Puta Collection
The tunnel beneath the Southern that links the former CRR and C&WC required an approach from the south that was neither flat nor straight, as shown by this northbound train about to enter the tunn... (more)
As it switches local industry around Johnson City, this Clinchfield SW7 is showing the signs of its 32 years of service. Less than ten months later, it would be off of the roster.
F7B disguised as a passenger car so the public would not notice it when it was used with the little 4-6-0 steam engine they had.
The Builder's Plate to 802 as a F5A.
802 was a F5 when the CRR got her in 12-16-48 later upgraded to a F7A. Retired in 8-79, was painted black in 1974. Shipped to EMD 2-15-80 on an SCL order.
The CRR employees were very friendly. This hostler invited us into the cab of F7A 802 as he moved the engines along the ready track for fuel and sand.