A northbound CSX light helper drops down Duff Mountain grade and across Davis Creek Trestle near Habersham, TN on May 11, 1992.
On a blustery bitter cold day, the engineer looks out the window as a railtrain rounds the curve at Habersham.
Crossing the extremely rusty and rundown Hogcamp Branch trestle. Just to the right of the motor was were the Westbourne Branch turned off at one time when the coalfields were booming.
Q541 throttles up for the climb over Duff Mountain as it rounds the corner at Habersham---end of a short stretch of double track.
Throwing out a bevy of sand and in notch eight, a coal drag makes a run for the grade. A helper on the rear is needed, as always, on the rear.
CSXT 7815 leads southbound Q141 up the grade at Habersham
Waiting on a northbound grain train to clear, at MP 212.
Throwing sand on the iron, a 132 car long mixed train crawls up the grade at Oaks, with PPDs Habersham just around the corner.
A rare sight on the KD, engine 676 begins the assault on the grade over Duff Mountain. Moments later the second motor would fail though the crew would keep going south to Knoxville with one motor ... (more)
With a crewmember watching, a currently rare autorack train rolls downhill by coaldrag U150.
Throwing sand and scratching at rail, coal drag U150 passes ballast train F041 on the way up Duff Mountain. Both a southbound rail train and the ballast train had the KD c-locked this morning.
On a warm winter day with remnants of snow on the ground, coal drag N226 grinds over Duff Mountain and Hogcamp trestle. A helper on the rear is easing things along thru the heart of the Cumberland... (more)
A southbound unit coal train throttles up out of Habersham for the assault on Duff Mountain.
NKP Berk 765--disguised as C&O 2765--hammers up Duff Mountain on the former L&N KD Subdivision with a southbound excursion back to Knoxville.
In what has to be the ugliest color on any CSX motor today, best described as being pinkish orange, E231 glides off Duff Mountain at Habersham, TN.