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Photo ID: 629700

A MoPac caboose brings up the rear of a northbound empty hopper train at Smiley, Virginia. The cab was utilized to aid in negotiating Hagans Switchback.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: MP 13039
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 1987


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Sep 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 622527

A CSX coal train has reached the top of the Hagans Switchback and proceeds toward Big Stone Gap.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8593
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 1992


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Jul 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 574616

Norton, VA to Corbin, KY through freight number 66 drops downgrade at Hagans, VA, diverting from the original Cumberland Valley Division main line via Rose Hill, Ewing, Cumberland Gap and Middlesb... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U25C
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1507
Train ID: LN 66
Photo Date: September, 1965


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 511857

This image is one of twelve (12) in a double-page spread in the August 1985 issue of Trains Magazine. It was part of the cover story that month--"The CC&O Connection"---a piece I wrote o... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 6313
Train ID: X2720South
Photo Date: June 08, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 511856

This image is one of twelve (12) in a double-page spread in the August 1985 issue of Trains Magazine. It was part of the cover story that month--"The CC&O Connection"---a piece I wrote o... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 2720
Train ID: X2720South
Photo Date: June 08, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 511081

Working the switch at Hagans Switchback, U016.18 prepares to put the two pieces back together before heading north under Cumberland Mountain and into Harlan County, KY. The brakeman had to follow ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Hagan, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 327
Train ID: CSXT U016
Photo Date: December 19, 2014


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Dec 19, 2014

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Photo ID: 503347

After doubling over the front of its train to clear the bottom junction switch, Extra 8204 South--a 90-car loaded unit coal train bound for Red Level Junction, Florida--is shoving upgrade to the m... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 28, 1990


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Oct 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 501208

Seaboard System X8104 North has just backed the second half of its 90-car train of empty coal hoppers into the clear at the bottom of the Hagans Switchback, near Rose Hill, VA. A work train has cl... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 8104
Train ID: SBD X8104N
Photo Date: March 29, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Oct 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 494569

The rear helpers (two SD50s) are shoving a southbound coal train upgrade from the middle leg of the Hagans switchback. The crushed traction sand laid down by the road units is still on both rails ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8624
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 1992


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 475152

After a particularly heavy and wet snow fall over the region, CSX has dispatched a tracked backhoe on a flat car to clear numerous fallen trees from the Cumberland Valley Sub main line between Loy... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Back Hoe
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 1996


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 423488

On a lovely May afternoon in 1968, L&N train 865 arrives at the top of the Hagans switchback with the first cut of its train. This half will be doubled over to the "old CV" main on the right--the ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1405
Train ID: LN 865
Photo Date: May, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 02, 2013

Views: 4,872
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Photo ID: 399649

After a particularly heavy and wet snow fall over the region, CSX has dispatched a tracked backhoe on a flat car--shoved ahead of the power--to clear numerous fallen trees from the Cumberland Vall... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4307
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 1996


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 03, 2012

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Photo ID: 383880

At the only mainline switchback in the US, L&N Corbin-bound manifest number 66 swings off the "Old CV" main and down to the first leg of the unique piece of track work. The lead unit is classed by... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: FPA-2
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 383
Train ID: LN 66
Photo Date: June, 1964


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 14, 2011

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Photo ID: 361002

While the brakeman lines the switches to head back north, a trackhoe snags one more overhanging cedar to clear the ROW. The worktrain will soon enter the tunnel under Cumberland Mountain and pop o... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hagan, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6394
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2011


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By: B.A.Harrison

Added: Apr 19, 2011

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Photo ID: 334797

Three old GEs serve as a rear-end pusher on this northbound (toward Corbin) 95-car coal train leaving the switchback at Hagans after doubling their train back together. The head end is already alm... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Smiley, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7525
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 13, 2010


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 15, 2010

Views: 2,311
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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