Carbo is on the tail of a wye. This track used to extend much further north and served many mines plus the Appalachian Power coal-fired plant next door. Today the mines are gone and the powerpla... (more)
Orig. PRR, ex CR on light duty in its old age.
Norfolk Southern westbound coal train on CSX track in a place that looks deceptively steep.
Coupled to a Norfolk Southern test car these units will struggle with a coal train on a test against Starkey Hill, south of Roanoke on the Winston Salem line. Also in the consist was a Brookville... (more)
A DPU on a very long southbound train.
The “Grain Express” is roaring up a short grade north of town, heading for Evansville as i’m Trying to imagine the old L&N passenger trains in the days when they were handed over to C&EI just up t... (more)
Originally MP, then RSSX, this unit now is the sole power for what might be called “Johnson City Beltline”. Her they’re doing some switching in the yard as a machine in the background works the l... (more)
EB autoracks have just topped the grade coming out of the valley of the middle fork of the Holston River, Soon they’ll be back paralleling that stream through twists and turns in the little gorge ... (more)
A westbound eases by the Amtrak platform in a great little town and a great place to watch trains.
Running westbound at this point #112 leads a big consist meeting a short eastbound freight with a “Blue”.
A helper set has just cut off an eastbound coal train and is heading back to Andover while a westbound empty train waits to follow him.
Coming off the former N&W, ex VGN line on a post-merger connection, this train is preparing to enter the former southbound SOU main to head to Linwood, NC.
Thank you Jerry Joe wherever you are. I will remember Ohio Central in the early 2000s as I imagine older fans remember such operations as the Louisiana Easternin the early sixties.