Q693 makes it's way down the Blue Ridge Subdivision with the new CSX First responders and Veterans units in charge, passing the obligatory shot at Huntdale.
The unmistakable silhouette of the EMD F40PH series locomotive awaits its conductor to button things up to head out of Huntdale, NC on a soggy November night.
A very special memory. Upon the completion of the 75th Anniversary running of the CSX/Clinchfield Santa Train, the equipment returned immediately to Jacksonville, Florida. But a very special stop ... (more)
Anatomy of a night photo session: Control the train, control the crowd, control the lighting, control the scene...but ya can't control the weather! Clear plastic bags had to be used to protect the... (more)
Starry, starry night? Actually, quite the opposite. That's rain that's falling on Clinchfield 800 as it heads south from Kingsport, Tenn., after pulling the 75th running of the CSX (Clinchf... (more)
A southbound unit coal train rattles the windows of the old Toe River Free Will Baptist Church at Huntdale, NC. This is the former Clinchfield Railroad main line, but since CSX, it's been the BR, ... (more)
Weaving out of the Nolichucky River Gorge, a veteran C40-8 leads southbound Q696 through the small photogenic community of Huntdale, North Carolina situated on the Clinchfield Railroad.
Always the last ritual on a trip to the Clinchfield was to wait for a Sunday afternoon southbound and follow it from Poplar through the gorge, down the loops and into Marion before parting ways wi... (more)
After getting a fresh crew at Erwin, Q696 works its way south along the Blue Ridge Sub passing the little white church at Huntdale, NC with daylight quickly fading.
Q696 rounds a curve past one of the iconic Clinchfield shots at the church in Huntdale, NC.
In a rare situation Georgia was hit with snow the night before and this units wears a souvenir as it returns empty cars for loading in Virginia & Kentcuky.
A CSX oil train heads north on the former Clinchfield mainline near Huntdale, NC towards Erwin, TN.
A northbound inspection train on the old Clinchfield.
Echoing through the Appalachian Mountains, CSX Q697 rounds the curve at Huntdale on her journey north to Erwin and ultimately Russell, KY.
She could only handle a couple of the older coaches upgrade to Altapass (note, no EMD flatcars-with-an-attitude) but she handled them well. I got to shovel a little coal into the corners on the w... (more)