An eastbound Seaboard System unit coal train is on NS trackage here as it climbs the grade out of Jones' Cut into Irondale, VA. Three four-motor units are shoving behind the caboose.
Head end of X8616 at Jones' Cut, Irondale, VA
Pushers on CSXT 8616 East at Irondale, VA.
Few pre-merger railroads in this country could field a passenger train as classy as Southern Railway. Although this is an early NS-era scene, and the cars are now red, three glorious green and gol... (more)
A CSX C30-7 leads three ex-Santa Fe units of the same model (leased) on an eastbound coal train at Irondale, VA, on NS trackage rights. The 90-car train has two SD40-2s shoving on the rear.
Three CSX SD50s--the lead unit in Seaboard System colors and the following two in Chessie paint--are on the head end of a unit coal train on NS trackage rights. The grade here is about 1.6 percent... (more)
Fan-tripper 4501 is westbound at Jones' Cut on the Appalachia District in 1993, a year before NS would cease the steam excursion program. The Mike usually had a silver or graphite smokebox, but fo... (more)
An eastbound CSX coal train throttles back slightly on the east side of Jones' Cut, near Irondale, VA. The four units have 90 loads between the rear pin and two more units on the rear. This train ... (more)
Prudent are the engineers who follow years of experience gained the hard way as they throttle back three or four notches when they pass through Jones' Cut at Irondale, VA. This vertical curve on t... (more)
NS' Central of Georgia heritage unit leads NS train 386 eastbound working through the late day shadows at Irondale, VA on its trek from Andover, VA to Knoxville, TN.
Eastbound coal rolls through the beginnings of a snow storm at Irondale, VA.
An eastbound NS unit coal with ECP braking climbs upgrade past some products from the local silviculture industry.
Two CEFX leasers have a short NS eastbound in tow at "Sunset Inn"---former location for a once notorious beer joint and dance hall three miles south of Big Stone Gap.
The morning fog has yet to lift as an early trackage-rights train climbs Oreton Hill out of "Jones' Cut" behind three Seaboard System SD50s. This train accessed the SR/NS main at Appalachia, since... (more)
Early NS: Running ahead of an approaching storm, three NS C36-7s have the Krannert (GA) unit train in tow at Irondale, VA.