Not much left of 8972. Scrappers have been carefully removing parts that can be reused, the rest will be hauled off by truck. Sad.
The newest CSX retirement :-(
Ex Clinchfield #3616 leads train Q46030 out of Atlanta towards Nashville.
Waiting in the helper pocket at Z Tower, west of Keyser, WV.
One of the few remaining SD45-2s on CSX's roster pokes its nose out from behind the diesel shop building at Erwin, TN on a chilly November night. This unit has spent many hours hauling coal and fr... (more)
Running along the northern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, this unit is starting to show it's heritage on it's nose.
CSX SD45-2 8972 sits along with GP38-2 2505 in the Kingsport Yard on a damp April evening. The 8972 has returned to home rails - she started life as a Clinchfield engine.
CSX SD45-2 8972 is working on the O010 tie train at Knights.