A southbound CSX unit coal train passes the Union Baptist Church at Dante, VA---in better days. Traffic here is essentially non-existent now, and the rails keep a heavy patina of rust on top.
Q696 rounds a curve past one of the iconic Clinchfield shots at the church in Huntdale, NC.
A couple of the Erie bretheren congregate at the east end of the yard at Cumberland. In front 233 and 395 are backing down Number 1 to tie on to empty hopper train E819, while 405 and 431 sit on t... (more)
Gadgets gadgets everywhere. If you've ever wandered what's on top of those AC4400 cabs, this pretty much gives you the "birds eye" view. Too bad the horn wasn't up here too.
It seems like all the happenings are at the East end of Cumberland. Here we see the inbound conductor watching the shove back to make the double to the mty E819 hoppers while Q394 inbound power he... (more)
Another day begins on the former Clinchfield with pushers on the rear heading upgrade through the Breaks Gorge and the trip to Dante, Va.
Empties from Duke Energy's Terrell Steam Station prepare to stop at Shelby for a meet with Q696.
Getting ready to change crews at Pine Street and then head up the Abbeville to Hamlet.