It looks like the crew member is about to flag his train across Main Street, but he is actually walking ahead to throw a switch and send his train down the branch to Forest City. Once his train ha... (more)
G904 comes by the Thermal Belt connection in downtown Bostic with corn loads for Shelby, 25 miles down the Charlotte Subdivision.
The Thermal Belt Railway's motive power rests at the company's yard in Bostic, NC.
Thermal Belt Railway SW1 sits quiet in downtown Bostic awaiting for its next call of duty. She currently wears a Nathan P5 horn and has be rebuilt with a Cummins diesel. The Thermal Belt Railway a... (more)
Coming off the former Clinchfield heading for a connection with the old SAL Atlanta Division main at Monroe this loaded coal train is sanding and and roaring to get get a roll on.
Thermal Belt Railway, what looks to be a GP10, 4610 and SW1 sit in the small town of Bostic awaiting their next call to duty. The GP10 gets fired up once a month and the operational status of the ... (more)
Seaboard Coast Line GE C30-7 7060 and 7020, painted in Family Lines System colors, at Bostic, NC in March 20, 1981. No photographer listed on slide.
Because the tiny Bostic yard is already packed, a long Clinchfield-bound manifest freight has pulled down the line to Forest City to clear the main for a sb/eb coal train off the CRR. Once the un... (more)
An EMD SD70MAC (4775) and a GE ES40DC (5493) sit waiting for their turn at the Bostic Yard in Bostic, NC.
The Thermal Belt Railway operates from Bostic through Alexander Mills and Forest City to Spindale in Rutherford County , which is located in the foothills of western North Carolina . The company b... (more)
Thermal Belt motive power sits on the siding in Bostic as the last light of sunset peers down the tracks, straight onto the units.
The former Chessie System caboose in Bostic, NC (C&O 3213) is seen on another lonely night in eastern North Carolina.
Motive power for the thermal Belt Railway (GP10 No. 4601 and SW1 No. 1) basks in the sun in Bostic, NC on a beautiful mid-afternoon in late February.
The sharply dressed caboose in Bostic, NC shows off it's historic attire of the Seabord Coast Line, Louisville & Nashville, Family Lines, and Clinchfield railroads. The caboose is placed in the mi... (more)
Thermal Belt's GP10, No. 4601, rests on the siding in Bostic, NC on a cold, breezy night in late February. The locomotive was originally built as a GP9, then later rebuilt into a GP10.