RailPictures.Net Photo: CSXT 8606 CSX Transportation (CSXT) EMD SD50 at Big Cut, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
EMD SD50 (more..)
Watkins (more..)
Big Cut, Virginia, USA (more..)
October 27, 1986
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CSXT 8606 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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An eastbound CSX unit coal train has attained the top of the hill at Big Cut, VA (the west control point for the siding here is known as "Watkins"). The community gets its name from the fairly modest railroad cut that was dug before the Civil War for the never-built Virginia & Kentucky Railroad. It goes through the watershed divide between Troublesome Creek--a tributary of the Clinch River--and Little Moccasin Creek--a tributary of the North Fork of the Holston. Both, however, are ultimately in the Tennessee River basin.
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