L&N Extra CRR 3614 North is waiting for the head brakeman to get back to the head end before continuing to Loyall, KY with an empty hopper train. The train has just doubled the switchback at Hagan... (more)
The L&N and Clinchfield had just started pooling CRR power between Loyall and Erwin for certain unit coal trains when I caught this quartet of Clinchfield SDs ready to leave Loyall with a train. T... (more)
It's almost dark as a manifest pulls into the yard at Elkhorn City. If your first exposure to the Clinchfield was at Elkhorn City, you might not believe it was a very modern, efficient railroad. ... (more)
In 1973, my wife and I rented an apartment in Appalachia, VA that overlooked the Southern and L&N tracks behind the business district. There were something like 60 to 70 train movements there each... (more)
As a summer storm brews in the distance, four pooled Clinchfield SDs are ready to pull south for St. Paul, VA with a unit coal train at L&N's Loyall, KY yard. The concrete shell of the coaling tow... (more)
After putting its train back together at the bottom of the Hagans switchback, this L&N empty unit train--using four pooled Clinchfield SDs--will highball through the tunnel into Kentucky, en route... (more)
A trio of big power units shove back on a cut of cars in the yard at Spartanburg, SC. By the time of this photo, Chessie System, Seaboard Coast Line, and Family Lines power was a common sight on t... (more)
Empty unit train backing down into Smiley (Hagans Switchback) in June 1974 with a Clinchfield cab, and all-CRR power.