Caboose 1021 may have great paint, but it has other issues. This photo illustrates two things - the Erwin shop area always offered a surprise or two, and the Clinchfield had a weird collection of... (more)
The yard at Erwin has a distinct vertical curve about the middle. Here a southbound unit coal train makes that evident. To the right is one of the new remote control switches.
Honorably retired. Clinchfield dolled up some their old cabs and sold them at auction. To me that shows something so lacking in the world today, a touch of class. What a crummy Christmas gift t... (more)
On a crisp October afternoon, a pair of CSX AC GE's hold back a T722-21 for Brice as they come down the main at Rock Creek, Erwin, Tennessee. The track in the foreground is the 'Rock Creek Lead',... (more)
For some reason I’m partial to low numbers, single units, etc. Must be a steam fan born too late. Great day out with Felix Freeman and Tom Sink. Here a bunch of empties head north to the coal... (more)
The consist for the CSX Santa Train is headed home to Jacksonville FL the day after the 76th running of the annual train.
Clinchfield 800 looks right at home as CSX train P90108 passes the 1925 Erwin, Tennessee, depot.
THE CLINCHFIELD LIVES AGAIN. After passing Q696 at Rocky Siding and climbing the loops through Spruce Pine, Q692 continues north towards Kingsport. It's almost like it was 5 years ago... if it wer... (more)
Nice shiny new sign with one of my favorite EMD, the nicely proportioned SD40 with good innards.
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
It is a verdant spring and it seems as if the coal will roll south forever. Just another hauler eases of the throttle as he approaches the stop at the lumber yard, now the drugstore sitting besid... (more)
Power shuffling around the yard.
I have a thing for rebuilds and the little variations that make them interesting. There are clues on sight with most of them. This one started work for UP.
An early repaint from Family Lines and they patched with a yellow nose, this unit is shuffling through the switches on its way from the engine house to its train.