U258 struggles across the scenic Hogcamp Branch trestle as it heads over Duff Mountain, with a helper crew attached to the end 90-some cars back on this chilly December day.
Coal drag U141 leans into the curve at Habersham on the Duff Mountain grade as the helper does service 108 cars back.
CSXT 538, the power assigned to the Chaska helper, leans into the rear of a southbound coal drag for the climb over Duff Mountain, lead engine on the train was CSXT 765
CSXT 7545 leads a southbound around the curve at Habersham,TN where this train is coming to a stop to wait on a northbound
Southbound intermodal meets northbound mixed at Habersham, near TN-KY state line on Cincinnati-Atlanta main.
This NB empty train enters double track.
A helper unit shoves a southbound coal train up Duff Mountain.
Southbound Coal. Do not attempt to get to this location if you are especially alergic to bees, wasps, or poison ivy!
Southbound coal, on line from Corbin, KY to Knoxville, TN
Coal drag grinding up the steep grade. Note this years accumulation of sprouting wheat on the #2 track.
Switching headend power after coal drag stalled on Duff Mountain. Fifteen cars front and rear had to be tied down, then power run to the crossover and switched to get lead engine to work.
Southbound U466 pulling coal over the long mountain grade, with a helper shoving on the rear, at MP 212.
CSX S540 coasting downhill off Duff Mountain grade by redbuds blooming on a fine Spring day.
NKP 765 in disguise muscles this C&OHS excursion up Duff Mountain enroute Knoxville.
CSX signal, weathered and not long for this world...