One of the last remaining wooden watertanks in the East, this one resides on the TN RR just below Oneida. The 42 mile long branch, once owned by Norfolk Southern and then National Coal Corporation... (more)
Ever wonder how sturdy those new aluminum coal hoppers are? Brand new FURX coal hoppers were ripped apart like aluminum foil in this slow speed derailment.
Fourteen mtys hit the ground, with five overturning in this derailment fourteen miles from Oneida. The derailment was blamed on the gauge at the time , though never heard of the end cause. RJ Corm... (more)
Not an easy place to get to. Smack dab in the middle of the Cumberland Mountains, fourteen loaded coal hoppers left the rail with five hitting the ground. RJ Corman to the rescue.
Derailment. Time for the torches.
One of five coal hoppers that derailed and hit the ground, with a total of fourteen leaving the tracks loaded. RJ Corman had just finished loading a unit train at the National Coal loadout at Bald... (more)
Passing below National Coals slate dump or gob pile, an RJ Corman crew takes a loaded unit train toward Oneida after a long day. Wide views such as this are rare in the Cumberland Mountains.