Q693 exits the Nolichucky Gorge at Poplar, NC along the former Clinchfield mainline on a beautiful Fall morning.
Q693-11 completes it's journey through the Nolichucky Gorge between Chestoa, TN and Poplar, NC as it splits the signals at NE Poplar with a rebuilt MAC leading the way.
Passing by a classic Clinchfield signal, CSXT G904 continues its southbound trip in Poplar NC as the snow begins to fall.
A couple of veteran SD40-2s bracket a widecab GE as Q693 exits the gorge from Tennessee into North Carolina along the former Clinchfield.
Deep in the woods of North Carolina, CSX freight train Q693 crosses the Nolichucky River as it continues it trip south on the former Clinchfield. Leading the train is the Veterans and First Respon... (more)
A northbound CSX freight approaches the north end of Poplar siding on the former Clinchfield route at Poplar, North Carolina, on the afternoon of May 11, 2014.
Grinding south on the former Clinchfield South End, CSX Q696 works through the Nolichucky Gorge at NE Poplar with two CW44ACs leading the 97-car manifest.
After a quick stop and swap in Erwin, the CSX Presidential Special knocks down the signal at the NE of Poplar and takes the main southbound toward Spartanburg and points beyond on the former Clinc... (more)
A somewhat rare early November snowfall along with the last of the fall foliage creates a unique scene at Poplar, NC as a loaded grain train works uphill on the south end of the former Clinchfield... (more)
We're looking over the nose of CSX F-unit 116--which masquerades as "C&O 8016" these days. This is the south end of the siding at Poplar, NC, and that's the Toe River on the right. We've... (more)
Moonlit at Poplar..
After meeting a southbound at Green Mountain, CSX Q692 is in the hole at Poplar waiting for his southbound counterpart Q693 to depart Erwin.
The DPU of a Spartanburg bound coal drag streaks by a classic Clinchfield mast signal in a moonlit scene at Poplar, southbound on CSX's Blue Ridge Subdivision.
Southbound coal loads working through the Nolichucky Gorge near Poplar, NC.
Loaded coal train N128-09 meets merchandise train Q697-14 at Poplar NC