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Photo ID: 745192

The conductor on Kopper Glo mine run 787 steps off the train before a cut of empties is shoved through the loadout before being filled with black diamonds.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 787
Photo Date: April, 2020


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Aug 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 745191

NS mine run 787 begins loading coal at Kopper Glo's loadout in Clairfield, Tennessee. This is the last active loadout in the state, and it merely hangs on by a thread.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9814
Train ID: NS 787
Photo Date: April, 2020


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Aug 16, 2020

Views: 1,164
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Photo ID: 588749

Trains don't come 'round here no more... The greens of Summer are slowly reclaiming the upper stretch of the Clearfork Branch, which once hosted three coal loadouts and almost daily traffic up int... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2016


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Sep 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 523866

Fire and Brimstone... heating the rails with a copious amount of coal and diesel fuel. With sledge hammer in hand, the hot rail is slowly knocked into place on a curved stretch crossing Straight C... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 17, 2015


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 20, 2015

Views: 7,285
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Photo ID: 494503

Using a pry bar, sledgehammer, and alot of muscle, the loadout crew closes a few open discharge doors before coal can be loaded.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: None
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CSX T361
Photo Date: August 18, 2014


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Aug 20, 2014

Views: 6,570
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Photo ID: 425618

With the loadout silo towering above, two more hoppers will be loaded before the long circuitous journey back to John Sevier Yard begins. Kopper Glo coal loadout, Straight Creek spur of the Clearf... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7645
Train ID: NS Q87
Photo Date: February 17, 2013


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Feb 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 425499

Backing thru the coal loadout, a DPU unit on the rear makes room for the string of hoppers to soon be loaded at Kopper Glo. The train will cross CSX trackage for a few miles, then go thru Jellico ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7645
Train ID: NS Q87
Photo Date: February 17, 2013


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Feb 18, 2013

Views: 2,165
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Photo ID: 383749

Skywalking. Looking down from atop Kopper Glo's massive 8,000 ton storage and loadout silo, NS backs mtys up the hemlock shrouded steep grade in preparation for loading coal. The large prep plant ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: March 10, 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Dec 13, 2011

Views: 11,195
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Photo ID: 352827

Power awaits duty as the massive coal storage silo hovers overhead. The silo holds 8,000 tons of coal and will need filling by the overhead beltline before a whole unit train can be loaded. Photo ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 2010


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jan 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 318108

Preparing to load a unit train at Kopper Glo off the Clearfork Branch, NS spots mtys under the 200 foot tall coal loadout silo which holds about 8,000 tons of cleaned and prepped coal. They load i... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8803
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 318106

Let the loading begin. With 8,000 tons of coal above our heads, the first mpty is loaded from the control room at the Kopper Glo prep plant.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8803
Train ID: NS 77G
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Mar 22, 2010

Views: 3,324
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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 253427

With an original blue-gray 7588 unit three back, a faded Dash 8 backs the second cut of mtys up toward the coal loadout on Straight Creek.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7510
Train ID: CSX U466
Photo Date: October 03, 2008


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Oct 03, 2008

Views: 2,088
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Photo ID: 190184

On a cold and drizzly March day, U258 loads at the Kopper Glo loadout on the Clearfork Branch. A rusty wheeled mty broken down from several weeks prior sits on the siding.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 7525
Train ID: CSX U258
Photo Date: March 16, 2007


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Jun 14, 2007

Views: 3,384
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Photo ID: 167069

CSX minerun U466 crosses Straight Creek just a few hundred yards from the Kopper Glo loadout, where it'll take over six hours to load a unit train destined for Georgia Power. The train has travele... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7494
Train ID: CSX U466
Photo Date: May 22, 2006


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Nov 30, 2006

Views: 2,039
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Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 86376

CSX 77G loading at the Kopper Glo coal silo on Straight Creek, with two other engines after backing a string of mtys up the grade.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Clairfield, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7548
Train ID: CSX 77G
Photo Date: June, 2004


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By: Brent A. Harrison

Added: Dec 01, 2004

Views: 1,560
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2
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