Coal drag grinding up the steep grade. Note this years accumulation of sprouting wheat on the #2 track.
Switching headend power after coal drag stalled on Duff Mountain. Fifteen cars front and rear had to be tied down, then power run to the crossover and switched to get lead engine to work.
Southbound U466 pulling coal over the long mountain grade, with a helper shoving on the rear, at MP 212.
CSX S540 coasting downhill off Duff Mountain grade by redbuds blooming on a fine Spring day.
CSX 340 and 5110 heading to Macalapin Coal at Brookside to load 90 cars.
CSX coal drag approaches while being pushed over Duff Mountain, with a dwarf signal warning northbounds coming up the mountain. The helper cut off in mid flight, idled for ten seconds beside the s... (more)
CSX 6480 and road slug doing MOW work on a foggy and rainy day, with a mounted trackhoe just south of Hagans tunnel, visible in the background, @ MP258 on the CV Sub.
Coming right at ya, N100.29 led by CSX 85 flies across the Clearfork River, southbound, as the long climb begins.
Q539.16 blasting past the old coal silo at Chaska, a holdover from the steam days. email@example.com.
Night shot of Q548 streaking by, northbound, as it crosses the ancient bridge at Trevillion over the Clearfork River just below Jellico.
Chaska helper facing north on #2 track, where they'll switch over to #1 and shove a passing coal drag over the mountain grade. The helper crew, on standby in the "shack", awaits their arrival.
CSX signal, weathered and not long for this world...
CSX helper northbound at Oaks, after pushing a loaded coal drag over the mountain late in the night.
Getting up close and personal with the helper at Chaska. Notice the resemblance to a rail from this angle.
CSX 503 on a sunny, snowy day.