If memory serves, the turn between Eufaula and Ozark was down to three days a week by 1975, but I cannot remember if it was a roundtrip on M-W-F, or wb to Ozark on M-W-F, and eb back to Eufaula on... (more)
I've had a lot of cab rides in my life, but this one ranks up there as one of the very best. I'm in the second unit on a westbound Southern Railway train from Asheville to Bulls Gap in September 1... (more)
On April 18, 1986, a couple of GE units are pulling the eastbound "West Local," headed for home at Bulls Gap, TN after making a round trip to Frisco, TN. The train is crossing the Holsto... (more)
June 13, 1985: I knew this wasn't the safest spot to take a train photo, but I wanted to nail a Southern unit on the point of train 256, the Belmont, before the NS horse wiped it all out. Jones' C... (more)
One of my favorite all-time diesel locomotives: the Southern Railway SD24. Number 6305 of this distinguished group idles at Andover, VA on January 3, 1975.
It's a comfortable fall evening in the "Gap"---Thursday, October 3, 1985, nearly thirty years ago. At the east end of the old siding, three NS/Southern EMD four-motor units idle--awaitin... (more)
Pretty as a picture: Southern Railway FP7 number 6141 fronts an office car special at Appalachia, VA on June 12, 1978. The green FP7s were used for several years in such service, and man, they loo... (more)
For lots of reasons you can't take this shot today, because the trees have hidden it all, the Southern is long gone, and they don't operate mid-train remotes now. This was taken on May 11, 1984. I... (more)
"Do you wanna ride to Miller Yard and back in the morning with me. There won't be too many more chances." The voice on the other end of the phone was Southern Railway Appalachia Division... (more)
On June 26, 1984, Southern Railway Appalachia Division train 122 is climbing upgrade at Speers Ferry, VA. From the Clinch River at its confluence with Copper Creek, the railroad follows Troublesom... (more)
August 29, 1977: After a stop for servicing in Asheville, Southern's leased ex-Texas Pacific 2-10-4 number 610 stomps upgrade out of Biltmore with an eastbound ferry trip. It was raining fairly ha... (more)
Southern Railway #4501 snakes its way into Wytheville on a public excursion trip to Radford from Bristol.
SOU 630 seconds after knocking down the signal at Bowen on the CNO&TP.