For the past few years, this mixed freight movement has operated between Corbin, KY and Kingsport, TN during the annual July maintenance "blitz" on the former Clinchfield. Former L&N CV engineer B... (more)
Q568 is east of Copper Creek and about to cross under the Clinchfield.
CSX detour manifest Q568 climbs uphill. There is no way on earth to describe how cool it was to see a freight train on this trackage!
Q568 crosses the pretty Bootleg Trestle on her way to Kingsport.
A serene scene on the river.
A brief rain shower has brought the mist over the rails at Jasper as this AWSOME train drifts by.
MofW work is in full swing on the CSX in Kingsport which has the Q568 stopped in the siding at Yuma on the Southern.
CSX Q56805 passes through Pennington Gap, VA
Q568 eases up the mainline at Frisco
After a brief rain shower, a low level fog has enveloped 'downtown' Glenita as the Q568 eases around to the signal.
CSX Q568, using NS trackage rights, rolls eastbound at Jasper on a damp July afternoon. The whole train is visible, showing the rare nature of this freight train on this generally coal-only route.
"Throttle 8, so you won't be late." CSX Q56805 having just completed the Hagans Switchback, throttles east toward Big Stone Gap, VA.
CSX Q56803 rolls downhill at dusk through Watkins, VA with its Eastman bound traffic to Kingsport TN.
NS has a logjam ahead of this Q568 at Watkins which has caused him to stop off the crossings here at Speers Ferry. VERY rare to see an eastbound train stopped here.