RailPictures.Net Photo: Sou 520 Southern Railway Alco RS-3 at Briceville, Tennessee by KD Rail Photography
  Login · Sign Up 

Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 17,691     Favorited: 29
Since added on March 11, 2017

+ Add to Favorites

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
» Southern Railway (more..)
» Alco RS-3 (more..)
» NS New River Railway Branch 
» Briceville, Tennessee, USA (more..)
» March 11, 2017
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» Sou 520 (more..)
» Unknown
» Kerry Douglas (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Gone and Forgotten Sitting quietly deep in the Cumberland Hollars lost in time is this vintage ex: Reading Railroad ALCO RS-3 now in the faded Southern Green, and White, and two passenger cars that was once own by the New River Scenic Railway, that ran on the now abandon New River Railway Branch. We are at the south-end of the branch sitting behind the idle (now closed) Premium Coal Companies (TCMC) Mine in Briceville,TN. This line its still own by Norfolk Southern, but could you only imagine that 4 plus years ago this was a bee hive of action where 4,000 tons of Cumberland Plateau Coal was pulled from the deep mines and surface pits delivered by truck, and rails. As time went on and coal was slowly beginning to make a decline a small organization known as the New River Scenic Railway formed,lease the line, and ran tourist operation til about 2008-2009 and went under due to a fire at the New River Scenic Railway home office, and depot which killed the organization, and eventually led to the state absorbing the organization, and assets. Years after RJ Corman lease the line til 2013 when the Premium Coal Companies (TCMC) Mine went under, and the lease wasn't renewed by RJ Corman from NS. Today the Branch, the mines, and its history is fading away by the years, and the only example of this line that was being used at one point is these abandon equipment that once belong to and organization that doesn't exist.
Photo Comments (3) 

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (3)+ Add to Album
Southern Railway

Album created by member Clyde W Hester
Album Views: 10,937
I only worked for Southern Railway
A helping hand for Passenger Trains

Album created by member James R Doughty
Album Views: 95,097
Freight locomotives leading passenger trains.
Favorite Railroad Pictures

Album created by member Terry Schull
Album Views: 239,695
My personal favorite shots from the photographers on this site
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2017 Kerry Douglas. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2024. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information