A soft, gentle rain falls on the mountains of deep, rural North Carolina as Q696 follows the former Clinchfield southward through a beautiful autumn scene at Relief.
With fall foliage painting the mountains of the Clinchfield vibrant colors, Q696 heads south through Unicoi splitting the Clinchfield era intermediates that continue to protect a couple trains a d... (more)
Northbound general freight Q690 motors around the curve over Cove Creek at milepost 67.9 en route to Shelby, KY (crew change) and on to CSX's big Russell Yard near Ashland, KY. The two four-motor ... (more)
The empty shell of XN Tower stands guard at Leipsic Junction as a northbound empty taconite train hammers the diamond with the former Nickel Plate early on a cool spring morning.
The daily slab train out of AK Steel heads south at Butler St.
A loaded unit salt train, from the Rochester & Southern, heads towards Monessen, PA on the CSX Mon Sub for unloading at the huge salt pile there.
After getting snagged by the 7.8 hotbox detector for hot wheels, the Spaulding - Kirk L520 slowly approaches Turner with a pair of CSX AC4400CW's. CSX power has been a regular sight on this train,... (more)
Northbound CSX train rolls under Highland Ave.
The crew heads back to their locomotive, after doing a roll by for a westbound loaded coal train that came off the Coal River Sub. They'll be taking their train "up the river" when they get a lig... (more)
The massive Copper Creek Trestle is still quite impressive, especially compared to the smaller trestle that crosses the same ravine.