With one of the SDs cutting out, coal drag N294 does it's dangest to clear Chaska at the tailend, allowing the helper engine to go north on the main, then come south to hook up for the shove over ... (more)
With the helper still on the rear ninety some coal hoppers back, N294 clears the last swag before cresting over Duff Mountain on a beautiful sunny fall day.
Crossing the Clearfork River with it's own snowman on the front, courtesy of Corbin Yard, a loaded coal drag heads south. Power wasn't up to par on this snowy day as the EMDs were already beginnin... (more)
The Spirit of the Clinchfield drifts downgrade at South Kilsyth after getting help over the mountain. From here it'll be all downhill to Ivydale and Big Creek Gap and Lafollette.
N294 led by the "Spirit of the Clinchfield" pulls against the grade as it makes its way up Duff Mountain. The engines will stall in seconds and require the helper traveling under the tower to cont... (more)