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Photo ID: 638310

The 75th running of the Clinchfield Santa Train crosses the Russell Fork River as it approaches the third stop of the morning at Toms Bottom with Clinchfield 800 doing the honors. Thank you to CSX... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 800
Train ID: CSX P901
Photo Date: November 18, 2017


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By: Ryan Markham

Added: Nov 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 412644

Number 5000, the "Diversity in Motion" unit, leads a load of southbound coal across the "Skaggs Hole" bridge at Towers.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 5000
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October, 2012


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Oct 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 389809

CSX 145 creeps out of Towers Tunnel under the watchful eye of its namesake deep in the heart of Breaks Gorge on the Virginia/Kentucky state line.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 2012


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By: David Price

Added: Feb 17, 2012

Views: 1,434
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Photo ID: 322992

The grade has lightened up a bit as these two pusher locomotives coast in a light throttle as the southbound it is assisting rolls through the dip at Toms Bottom. The train has just completed a 7 ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 232
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: April, 2009


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: May 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 321674

2009's edition of the OCS special rolls across the bridge at Skaggs Hole near the siding at Towers. I was lucky enough that the skies were overcast on this day because this particular angle is nev... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 9993
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: July, 2009


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Apr 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 281097

With its namesake Towers towering in the background, CSX 208 has just exited Towers Tunnel and is rolling through the bottom floor of the Breaks Gorge in extreme Southwest Virginia on former Clinc... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 208
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2009


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By: David Price

Added: Apr 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 280498

CSX 801 has just exited the Towers Tunnel, named after the massive rock seen in the background which towers over the Breaks Gorge. Not an easy place to get to, but well worth the effort...

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2009


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By: David Price

Added: Apr 19, 2009

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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 280421

Pushers returning light pass through the seldom seen south portal of Towers Tunnel on the former Clinchfield.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 506
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2009


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By: David Price

Added: Apr 18, 2009

Views: 2,128
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Photo ID: 258076

Pushers roll NB approaching the South End of Towers. This was a good parting shot. A day long stay at Towers was well worth it and I was rewarded with great weather and excellent mountain railroad... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 506
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: October, 2008


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Oct 30, 2008

Views: 2,453
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Photo ID: 258069

As the last rays of sunlight fall this extra north crosses the bridge at Skaggs Hole. The foliage for this year is almost gone but one thing rests assured......the coal trains will still roll on.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4739
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: October, 2008


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Oct 30, 2008

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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 250139

Pushers are working hard as they help move a loaded coal train through Towers.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 886
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: August, 2008


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Sep 08, 2008

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Photo ID: 247510

After meeting a helper and an extra north at the south end of Towers siding this extra south with pusher is digging hard to get the 14,000 plus ton train started as it nears the community of Toms ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 782
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2008


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Aug 19, 2008

Views: 1,613
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Photo ID: 231294

Seen from the overlook high above Skaggs Tunnel you can see a breathing taking view of the tracks at the SE of Towers. I suggest only going for this picture in the non-summer months.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Towers, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 281
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 03, 2006


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By: Appalachian Railfan

Added: Apr 13, 2008

Views: 2,952
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9
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