Southbound grain train
Bottom, eastbound NS coal; Top, southbound CSX grain. The head ends missed passing together by a lousy TEN seconds (close....but no cigar, no cover shot, no dozen roses, no nothin'.....'cept this ... (more)
Southbound coal crosses Copper Creek---photographed from the Clinchfield Wayside.
NS 722 heads East toward a meet with two Westbounds at Watkins. Only about 20 seconds after this shot, CSX Q696 came roaring over the Copper Creek Viaduct that looms overtop of this 722.
CSX Q696 rumbles across the Copper Creek Viaduct only seconds after the head end of NS 722 crossed the lower NS trestle. more)
Just seconds before CSX Q696 arrives on the the much higher CSX viaduct, NS 722 crosses over the little trestle at Copper Creek.
NS 78T gathers speed it will need to make the long grade up to Watkins with one unit, an EMD, shut down due to traction motor fire at Tito.
A pair of CSX SD70MACs leads southbound loaded coal train T134-31 across the Copper Creek Viaduct on the former Clinchfield RR mainline.
"Skywalking" coal train with a load of MTY's heading north back to Shelby Yard. If you look closely under the second MTY, you can make out the former Clinchfield Railroad lettering.
CSX 741 takes empties North across the Copper Creek Viaduct
CSX 237 leads DKPX empties North across the Copper Creek Viaduct
CSX V486 crosses the large Clinchfield trestle at Copper Creek on a sunny December day.
A CSX trackage rights train rolls across the NS trestle at Copper Creek while the CSX trestle soars high above.
A CSX trackage rights train crosses the lower NS trestle with the CSX Copper Creek viaduct looming overhead
The CSX Santa Special crosses the Copper Creek Viaduct with only 3 stops to go until the end of the 65th running of the event. After arriving in Kingsport, Santa will anchor their Christmas Parade... (more)