Northbound CSX freight train Q540 rolls through a rural East Tennessee scene at Dossett en route to Corbin, KY and eventually Cincinnati.
A short Q540 has just crossed the NS diamond and is pulling out of CSX’s West Knoxville yard back onto the single track main behind a pair of wide cab Dash 8s.
The former Conrail 6644 leads Q540 as it nears Osborn Yard nearing its trip from Lexington over the Old Road
now operated by R.J.Corman.
Northbound through the twin tunnels near Brush Creek, Ky.
Q540 crosses a relatively full Etowah River. The kids climbing the bridge pier are about 50' in the air. After looking down for a few minutes, they shimmied down to a lower elevation before jump... (more)
Three standard cab diesels in "Bright Future" lead Q540 through Emerson. This looks more like 1998 than 2008!
Dwelling amidst the kudzu covered banks of the Etowah river, I snapped this shot of Q540 as it wound down to the river in heavy DB from the top of the hill at Emerson.
NB CSX freight with UP power soaring high over the Etowah River.
A NB CSX freight rounds some of the curves at Emerson, GA.
NB CSX over the Etowah River.
Ready for the roll-by as Q547 holds the main for the meet.
Due to a prolonged drought, most of Norris Lake is dry as Q540 crosses the Cove Creek trestle enroute to a meet at south Kilsyth with a loaded coal drag. The move was over 6500 feet long, odd for ... (more)
Northbound CSX Atlanta - Cincinnati manifest Q540 nears the end of it's run as it passes the Latonia 4.5 defect detector.
Pulling a gaggle of seven engines including an SD50, SD60M, Dash 8, MP15DC, and a B36-7, the hillhelper powers up in a rare move to pull Q540 north over Duff Mountain.