Spring is in the air as storm clouds roll across the Blue Ridge Mountains along the former Clinchfield mainline. Coal for a few powerplants still move along the former mainline in western North C... (more)
N760 crosses Lake James near Marion, NC with Bald Mountain in the distance. The coal train is bound for Duke Energies plant at Cliffside.
N312, coal loads for Cliffside, crosses the Catawba River and Lake James just north of the Marion siding on the Blue Ridge Sub. The distinctive outline of Shortoff Mountain is in the distance.
CSXT 7001, fresh of it's recent rebuild leads empties off the FEC (Jacksonville) northbound along the former Clinchfield mainline crossing the Catawba River. These trains usually feature complete... (more)
A matched set of CP AC44's lead a empty Charlotte ethanol train across the Catawba River at Marion, NC. The former Clinchfield has experienced a slight resurgence in recent months with ethanol an... (more)
The silence of a calm afternoon along the Catawba River is briefly broken by the passing of a loaded ethanol train for Charlotte, NC.
CSXT's "Honoring Our Law Enforcement" unit leads Q693-25 across the trestle over Lake James (Catawba River) near Marion, NC.
The pair of CSX's newest PR projects lead train Q693 across Lake James outside of Marion, NC.
CSX Q693 makes its way through the Clinchfield Railroad loops with freshly painted CSX 911 leading the way to Waycross, GA, on a warm Spring day.
Westbound train 135 heads through downtown Marion in the late afternoon.
Q693 crosses the Catawba River on the edge of Lake James near Marion, NC.
View from the former Southern Asheville - Salisbury line. The CSX train has come down the Blue Ridge mountains in the distance.
The first day of September is crystal clear as southbound Brice loads cross the trestle at Marion, NC over the Catawba River.
Q692 crosses the Catawba River (and Lake James) north of Marion, NC on this late Winter afternoon.
Brice coal loads cross the trestle over the Catawba River.