On one of our club trips to the Clinchfield "Loops" we found a local switching this industry. As I recall the guy with the camera didn't belong to us. In the background we see the reason for the... (more)
Late in a cold day at the beginning year the sun came out to illuminate this southbound coal train.
A northbound train on the old Clinchfield is about to cross Peppers Creek Road at Camp 2.
A southbound local on the old Clinchfield approaches the north end of Rocky Siding.
A northbound hopper train eases through a temporary 15mph slow order at the north end of the Sevier siding on its way back to the coal fields for another load.
CSX 8590 leads Q697 northbound on the former Clinchfield RR at Sevier, NC. The second unit in the consist is CSX 7812, the "Spirit of America" unit.
After descending the famed Clinchfield Loops, coal loads leave the Blue Ridge behind and cruise through the wide valley at 45 mph, seen here at Sevier siding.
Q697 sails by U350 at Sevier.
A de-rated AC6000 sits waiting a new crew.