CSX 9553 sit in the late afternoon sun at the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum in Oak Ridge, TN, with fall colors on the hills behind it.
Engineer Alex Wood is at the controls of the most basic GE you'll ever see as he puts on a show climbing the grade by "Wheat" with 7 cars in tow.
It doesn't have to be Halloween for pumpkins to be seen here! This particular old beast sees daily service into 2017 long after it was initially expected to. Thanks to die-hard enthusiasts, this u... (more)
VLIX 9553 is seen basking in the early morning sun as SARM volunteer crews prepare her for start up to pull an 11 A.M. excursion.
Riding and chasing not one, but two U-boats, pulling vintage passenger coaches? A true railfnas dream, I would say.
Passengers aboard the Heritage Railroad excursion get a great view of the Appalachian mountains and surrounding scenery as they are pushed by this former L&N GE U23B, originally numbered 2817. On ... (more)
A true gem of history, the former CSX MOW "Pumpkin" is seen pulling a string of passenger cars back to the station in Wheat. Here it is crossing over the river and blowing for the Blair ... (more)
VLIX U23B 9553 stands in Oak Ridge, Tennessee after the day's switching duties completed still in it's CSX MofW "Pumpkin" dress which is turning more to a "Peach" looking scheme.
VLIX GE U23B 9553, a former L&N unit wearing CSX MoW Orange, rests in the early afternoon sun as the train unloads from the first excursion of the season.
The Secret City Excursion train rounds the corner along Blair Road with VLIX 9553 former L&N 2817.
What does VLIX 9553 and this L&N Caboose have in common? It itself is of L&N built as L&N 2817 in 1975 this U23B served for several railroads before ending up here at SARM.
SARM 'Secret City Scenic' excursion
SARM operates the 'Secret City Scenic' excursion train over approximately seven miles of a former Southern Railway branchline just west of Oak Ridge. Several restored diesels of varying vintage ar... (more)