With fresh prepped coal piled in the background, a Trackmobile sits on a storage track between shifts. The track is barely capable of supporting the machine with the decrepit ties and rail in plac... (more)
With remnants of yesterdays snow still around, E225 with a new string of coal hoppers enters Hickory Creek #1 tunnel. Hoppers were manufactured in Nov. of last year.
With heavy fog lifting off Smoky Mountain in the background and hard rain abating, an excursion run on the old Tennessee RR prepares to take off down the branch from Devonia to Winona, TN.
Showing the sheer size and height of the Trace Branch trestle, pushers for mine run U39 shove toward Cedar Bluff on the Dry Fork Branch of the Pocahontas Division. Speed here is down to barely a w... (more)
Occupied Camp Car...a holdover from the old days and the only RR still using them, NS still has a collection of camp cars that track gangs still call home at various times of the year. This string... (more)
Westbound 17M has just exited Cooper Tunnel and will soon be entering Elkhorn Tunnel in a mile or so.
Great care has gone in the detail....
Westbound mty train is seconds away from exiting Elkhorn Tunnel, then it's all downhill to Iaeger.
Pushers on the rear roar backward thru Elkhorn Tunnel. The giant ventilation shroud and fans provide a frame for photographers, a leftover from the steam days.
Fall is upon us, a heavenly time of the year for photography. Maple leaves dot the tracks after a high autorack has swept them off the trees overhead and the sun leaves the Hickory Creek gorge.
Passing below National Coals slate dump or gob pile, an RJ Corman crew takes a loaded unit train toward Oneida after a long day. Wide views such as this are rare in the Cumberland Mountains.
After pulling a coal drag over Clarks Gap and setting it off at Algonquin, the motors head back to Elmore Yard to repeat the task all over again. Anybody ever been to Micajah?
With a heavy rain adding to the misery of the deep snow, a westbound glides downhill out of Elkhorn Tunnel on the Pokey.
With Corman vehicles below, their crew slowly idles leased NS power under the Baldwin prep plant loadout. Note the uniformity of the coal improving as each hopper is loaded. This was the first tim... (more)
Dwarfed by the Nemo Tunnel portal, a standard cab bursts out and heads south down the grade on the Rathole.