"The Southern Serves the South": On June 27, 1984 it had been nearly fifteen years since Southern's venerable F-units had left the Appalachia Division in regular service, but on this hot... (more)
Southern train 90--a radio "C" train bound for Bulls Gap, TN--has just crested the grade at Oreton, VA, on the Appalachia Division on June 11, 1984. The train has also just crossed from ... (more)
Anyone who lived in, or passed through Appalachia, VA back in day remembers the town's several railroad grade crossings (including two over US 23, which was the major north-south highway through t... (more)
An eastbound Yuma Turn is climbing the grade to Oreton as it passes the Fishertown Community a couple of miles outside of Big Stone Gap. The train is on a 1.7 percent grade here.
An eastbound coal train scales the grade at Fishertown, VA--a few miles south of Big Stone Gap. All the power is on the head end, since the lead SD45 isn't a "white face" (Locotrol master).
An eastbound "radio" turn drops downgrade through Big Stone Gap in this rather nondescript wedgie. The short steam era siding is still there today, and comes in handy for a variety of storage purp... (more)
Ferry move on Appalachia Division with ex-C&O Kanawaha "Southernized" number 2716