RailPictures.Net Photo: CSX Transportation (CSXT) Back Hoe at Smiley, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
Back Hoe (more..)
Hagans Switchback (more..)
Smiley, Virginia, USA (more..)
January 09, 1996
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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After a particularly heavy and wet snow fall over the region, CSX has dispatched a tracked backhoe on a flat car to clear numerous fallen trees from the Cumberland Valley Sub main line between Loyall, KY and Big Stone Gap, VA. At Smiley--the lower leg of the famed switchback at Hagans, VA--the power ran around to position itself for the shove south (or east, by compass direction). The brakeman lines the switch so the work train can back up to the next level. The track supervisor is following along behind in his hi-rail truck.
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