Idling at South Erwin, a loaded coal train waits for a crew before departing south to Spartanburg.
A growing trend on CSX is single unit powered trains; the latest example here eastbound freight Q300 on the ex PRR high line behind ES44AH 783.
The North Fork of the Catawba River is flowing strong as CSX 783 crosses and rounds the big horseshoe curve in the community of Ashford, NC. The train has just completed the journey south down th... (more)
Tocane Missionary Baptist Church is one of the may trackside churches along the former Clinchfield Railroad and sits oblivious to yet another anonymous string of coal loads rumbling by in the earl... (more)
Yet another beautiful location on the Blue Ridge Sub, the north end of the Green Mountain siding hosts our southbound, stretching out for a brief run on straight trackage. The abundant pine trees ... (more)
Looking across this bend in the Nolichucky River provided an unobsturcted view of the SB coal train travelling down the picturesque Blue Ridge Sub. This was one of only two southbounds called all ... (more)
The sun peaks out from behind the Blue Ridge Mountains to illuminate the Toe River Freewill Baptist Church and the southbound CSX coal train at this famous former Clinchfield trackside location. T... (more)
After meeting a northbound manifest this heavy loaded coal train gets moving again as it approaches the north portal of Vance tunnel. It is nearing the Blue Ridge Summit and a trip down the famous... (more)
CSX N308 blows past the signals at Marceum, with a loaded eastbound trackage rights coal train. On its way back to the KP sub. Nikon D80.
CSX trackage rights train gets a clear signal at Boone, to head back to home rails. Nikon D80.
Wide angle shot under the historic Avis Overhead Bridge. Completed in 1929, and paid for by the C&O railway to eliminate a grade crossing across its 12 track yard. It was taken out of service a ... (more)
Former Conrail 4138 sits outside the shops as a GP38-2 prepares to take a ride on the table.
Coming On The Middletown Branch Heading For AK Steel