Ethanol loads for Charlotte pass the south end of the Toe River siding and enter Vance Tunnel at Altapass, NC, with the Clinchfield-era signal protecting their move.
Q693 keeps it rolling through a meet with Q692 at Toe River and approaches the top of the grade as it exits Vance Tunnel at the South End of the Toe River siding.
CSXT Q692 pops out of a snow covered Ridge Tunnel in Altapass, NC.
CSXT G904 slowly exits a tunnel in Altapass, NC on the former Clinchfield.
A clean looking CSX SD70MAC leads Q693 south through North End Toe River on a muggy July morning.
Q693 exits "Lower Pine Tunnel" and prepares to enter "Byrd Tunnel" as it makes its way down the famed Clinchfield Loops on its journey from Russell, KY to Waycross, GA. Up front is a YN2 AC4400CW,... (more)
Q693-05 passes the remains of a derailed Q692.
Preparing to make its descent down the Clinchfield Loops, Q693 exits Vance Tunnel as the signal for SE Toe River stands guard all these years later from the days of CC&O steam tackling the Blue R... (more)
On a dreary morning CSX 5015 leads a northbound freight up the old Clinchfield route just south of Spruce Pine NC
An empty Brice coal train climbs the Clinchfield loops south of Altapass in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina as it heads back to the mines of West Virginia to get more black rock. It is e... (more)
Seaboard System 8320 leads an eight unit lash-up upgrade with an empty hopper train on the Clinchfield Loops. The train has just crossed Peppers Creek Road crossing.
A matched set of F7, A-B-B-A, lead by Seaboard System 118(former Clinchfield 200)descends the famous Clinchfield Loops with an excursion train bound for Spartanburg, SC.
A beam of light exits the Altapass Tunnel, backlighting the classic Clinchfield signal, as an empty coal train heads southward, screaming through tight confines as it negotiates the Black Mountain... (more)
CSX Q69623 glides down the famous Clinchfield loops through the 3 consecutive tunnels (Speedy, Lower Pine, and Byrd) on a gloomy fall morning one week after the closing of Erwin, TN terminal.