Northbound hotshot intermodal Q142 rockets out of the historic Cumberland Mountain Tunnel in Cowan, TN on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau.
A 40 year old vet leads empty autorack train Q210 out of the North portal of the Cumberland Mountain Tunnel at Cowan, TN on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. The 2200FT. Tunnel was constructed i... (more)
As Newton's First Law of Motion is taking affect, the Trio of CSX motors on the head of the 98 car empty Stilesboro coal bucket CSX N302-22 (Stilesboro,GA-Madisonville,KY) is in full dynamic as th... (more)
Train Q51304 assaults the 1.8% Cumberland Escarpment with 3 GEs up front and another pair shoving on the rear end as helper J29705.
It's was in the turn of the 20th Century in a what was an industrial booming town that was carried from the mid-19th century. Cowan, TN had seen everything from agriculture to mining, but the cent... (more)
Too much mountain tonnage!
At the town Cowan, TN CSX Q212-05 (Waycross,GA-Louisville,KY) slowly eases its way down the Cumberland Plateau with a pair of C40-8 pulling the long e... (more)
An prestigious example of man v. mountain on hand as we watch the pusher J298-23 notching out as it give the 8,000+ ft long CSX Q581-23 a push up the unforgiving 1.8 to 2% Cumberland Mountain grad... (more)
In a matter of 3, and a half hour with only one stop in Sherwood, TN since it's departure at Wauhatchie, CSX Q210-22 ( Cayce,SC-Smyrna,TN) is now making it's 1,400ft decent down the Cumberland Pla... (more)
Another Precision Day on CSX
CSX W987-29 is stop on the main in the town of Cowan, TN (MP J-87.0 S. Cowan) waiting on the dispatcher to give the pusher the restriction signal to p... (more)
With no helper needed CSX Q049-15 (Chicago,Ill-Atlanta,GA) rush pass the new signals in Cowan, TN (MP J-87.0 S. Cowan) on its way south for Atlanta via of Nashville, and Chattanooga. The most int... (more)
Sometime in the 1840's, the Nashville & Chattanooga RR decided it would be easier to go straight up the Cumberland Escarpment, resulting in a 1.8% grade that has required helpers for its entire ex... (more)
"My oh my things was different back in 2013" CSX Q211-01 (Louisville,KY-Dixiana,SC) is slowly creeping pass the old Cowan Yard which is now the helper pocket for the pu... (more)
Just a few days before Christmas we watch CSX M298-22 make a running start through the small Tennessee town of Cowan, TN (MP J-87.0 S. Cowan) for the Cumberland Plate... (more)
Man v. Mountain
Pulling hard through the north portal of the famous 2,200ft long Cumberland Mountain Tunnel "AKA Cowan Tunnel" the northbound manifest CSX Q512-16 (Waycr... (more)
On a cool spring night a pair of 3400 series ET44AH's are assigned to work the pusher CSX J299-25 at the Cowan Yard in Cowan, TN the pair of motors, along with the crew... (more)