A loaded coal train waits as MofW guys add material to the frog.
This is an absolutely typical power set for L&N unit coal trains in the 1970s, with three U30Cs and an SD40-2. The EMD would outlast the C-boats, but 1549 - renumbered 7243 - did make it into Sea... (more)
The headend crew waits in the relatively cool shade of Union Station's dilapidated train shed. May in Nashville can be pretty hot, so anybody in the caboose is likely several degrees warmer.
A southbound CSX unit coal train slowly climbs up Duff Mountain grade as it crosses Hickory Creek, north of Chaska, TN on May 11, 1992 with three SD50's. Two SD40-2s were shoving hard on the rear... (more)
A southbound CSX unit coal train was grinding up Duff Mountain north of Chaska, TN on October 24, 1990, led by leased ATSF C30-7 No. 8148. I remember how disappointed I was when the train emerged... (more)
An eastbound CSX unit coal train drops downgrade through Richmond, VA on the James River Viaduct on Feb 12, 2011 with AC4400CWs No's. 528 and 416. The building behind the locomotive is the Federa... (more)
An eastbound CSX unit coal train drops downgrade through Richmond, VA on the James River Viaduct on Feb 12, 2011 with AC4400CWs No's. 528 and 416. The viaduct is over two miles long and parallels... (more)