After being meticulously repainted at CSX's large locomotive repair shop in Huntington, WV, CRR 800 was released and sent south to Jacksonville, FL. It is seen here being shoved west to Catletttsb... (more)
Well never expected this. CSX P901 with the recently repainted CRR in tow heads to Charlotte as it comes through Mount Holly, NC. Now you want to say historic moves this was one.
The Clinchfield's first diesel locomotive, F3A number 800, has been restored to its original paint scheme by CSX's Huntington Locomotive Shop in West Virginia. Built in December of 1948, and often... (more)
Locomotive historians have had a difficult time deciding the actual model designation for the 800. In actual technical EMD model terms, the unit was built as a late F3. Although it was never a for... (more)
"It's embarrassing when I got called on duty before my face could get washed, so I just have to go like it is." The 55 tunnels on the 277-mile Clinchfield kept its diesels in need of frequent wa... (more)
A big coal train begins its charge southbound out of Erwin with veteran F7 800 on the point. The train is about to enter one of the most beautiful parts of the whole railroad, the Nolichucky River... (more)
With white flags flying, CRR 800 waits patiently to work a passenger train as the Clinchfield One Spot passes by as it will work the same excursion. 35mm slide from my collection, photographer unk... (more)
By 1981, all but 4 of the F-units were gone from the CRR roster, either by sale of trade in to EMD for new units. However, 4 tough covered wagons were still pushing on at this stage; relegated to ... (more)
By 1981, the 4 remaining F-units on the Clinchfield roster had been demoted to mine run duty. Seen here in 1981, the 4 F's bring loaded coal into the yard in Dante, VA, likely from the Nora or Mo... (more)
CRR SD45-2 No. 3623 and F7A No. 800 were laying over at the CRR engine facility in Dante, VA on Nov. 12, 1977.
CRR 800 flying white extra flags at Erwin, TN || Sept 1970
The annual Clinchfield Santa Special eases through the community of Hanging Rock, just north of St. Paul. CRR Extra 8129 North is in the siding, en route to Dante.
Clinchfield #800 leading a southbound special by a northbound empty hopper train at Erwin, TN in 1971.
On an Erwin to Spartanburg excursion, CRR Fs 800 and 200 pose briefly at remote Rocky siding---about half way down the famed Blue Ridge Loops.