The sonic bonnet leads loaded NS 744 south on the former Clinchfield Railroad around Osborne's Curve.
The 74th running of the Clinchfield Santa Train rolls through the Breaks at dawn in a drizzling rain. Soon the train will duck into the tunnel at Skaggs Hole and arrive at the 4th stop of the day,... (more)
After working CSX's Kingsport Yard, Q696 decided leave and head south. Here he is seen knocking down the signal at Unicoi while enroute to Bostic, NC.
Brand new CSX GE ET44AH #3258 leads a southbound loaded SCWX coal train across the Copper Creek Viaduct enroute to Erwin, TN and points south. The engine was released from GE Erie less than a week... (more)
A northbound empty train pops out of the south end of Goff Tunnel No. 10 at Steinman, VA. The train is headed to Alpha Natural Resources' mine at McClure, VA for loading of export metallurgical co... (more)
I was riding the 1988 Santa Claus Special as we rolled down the Clinch River near Burton's Ford on a clear signal at this intermediate. CSX F-units 116 and 117 looked great, particularly since the... (more)
The morning fog on a rainy spring day is still lifting as a 90 car loaded CSX unit coal train roars out of the south end of Tunnel 29 at Speers Ferry. This is the former Clinchfield main line.
In an abortive attempt to turn the engine on the wye at Kingsport, UP 3985--disguised as "Clinchfield 676" for the 50th running of the Santa train--eases back. Alas, the big centipede tender of th... (more)
The 50th running of the famed Clinchfield Santa train gallops along the McClure River behind UP 3985, temporarily disguised as "Clinchfield 676." The CRR operated some identical engines in the lat... (more)
A southbound NS inter-road unit coal train hits the brief window of daylight between the North Twin and South Twin Tunnels at Hill Station, VA on the former Clinchfield main line.
A northbound CSX hopper train crosses a bridge marked for the predecessor at Riverside Market, near Clinchco, VA