Southbound freight Q541 snakes around the curve at Habersham and into early morning sun.
Spring has sprung. My little girl asked why they're not called "pinkbuds" rather than redbuds. Helper shoving on the rear of a southbound coal drag, down to a crawl.
Now with the pusher pushing hard on the rear, this heavy coal train will slowly creep up the mountain.
Eight-N-Sand for this soutbound coal train fighting the grade at Habersham, the Chaska helper is on the rear of the train giving its all as well
After shoviing U356 over Duff Mountain, C212 helper leans into the curve at Habersham enroute to another coal shove. A very busy section on the KD with two northbounds and four southbounds in a sh... (more)
Southbound Q541 with the lead engine CSXT 4800 grinds uphill at Habersham into the morning sun
CSXT 4800 leads a southbound around a curve at Habersham, working its way up Duff mountain
CSX unit train N100 crawls across the Hogcamp Branch trestle on a cold snowy morning. Over 100 cars back the hillhelper is grinding the steel, providing a shove south.
Helper power heads back north for another coal drag, a job that's repeated countless times daily for the SE Kentucky coal headed south.
Coal drag heads south over the Hogcamp Branch trestle on a cold and windy Feb. day.
Chaska helper C212 trips the signal on #2 track at Oaks after shoving N253 over the mountain on this warm winter day.
Coal drag N253 struggles up the grade on #1 track at Oaks as MOW equipment clears on #2. A helper is shoving on the end on this bright winter evening. Tech help goes to my daughter Laurel.
With a wide variety of power behind, CSX 9018 coasts downhill thru Habersham and off the Duff Mountain grade in late evening sunshine on a bitterly cold day.
In a rain storm, southbound tote train R141 climbs through the cross over at Oaks, around the Chaska helper (in the distance on the left), and a northbound hopper train behind a former Chessie SD5... (more)
CSX coal drag leans into the curve above the small community of Habersham, as light, wet snow falls on this Feb. day.