Looking as if it is straight out of the paint booth, KCS 4819 is in an unusual location, tied down at Glidden, deep in the heart of Kentucky coal country. This "foreign power" was a highlight of ... (more)
SOU 630, with its manifest in the background, idles along the mainline at the NS Bristol Yard, just prior to re-coaling. Minutes before, it unloaded several 21st Century Steam Excursion passenger... (more)
SOU 630 eases through Jonesborough en route to Bristol, VA. The Washington County, Tennessee court house stands tall in the background. Thanks to Ron Flanary for all the help with the logistics ... (more)
SOU 630 is belching black smoke into the heavens as it crosses Boone Lake. It will soon arrive at its destination of Bristol, VA.
Tennessee Valley Railway Museum "firemen" are at the ready as SOU 630 tops Midway Hill but diesel seems to be the recommended choice of power at this point in the journey. It's all downhill to Jo... (more)
It's obvious that oil is a prime commodity with steam locomotives. Also, the oiler played a large part in the operation of the machine. These three crew members from the Tennessee Valley Railway... (more)
Currently, this is a common scene in the Central Appalachian Coalfields: rusty rails and rusty coal hopper trucks. This SCWX hopper sits in Loyall, KY waiting for action.
On a cold, snowy day, EMDX 1204 eases through the south end of the Loyall Yard with empty GALX coal hoppers. It will soon receive a fresh crew and continue to Hilo to pick up a load of Black Diam... (more)
Santa delivers packages from the rear of the Santa Train!
This old GE is running long hood forward enroute to Loyall with a few loads of Harlan County timber. This B36-7 has put in many miles and it's rumored that it's days are short.
CSXT geometry car sits just south of the Loyall Yard near the Baxter crossing on a cold January day.
The CSX Cumberland Valley Sub-Division's Scotia Spur has seen several coal gons over the years, but none since the Blue Diamond Scotia Complex was idled in the early 1990s. This is now the common... (more)
This pair of light GEs run around their train as they prepare to load at Lynch #3.
Redbud blooms are making their last stand as these pair of GEVOs lead a unit train, with pushers, south towards Hagan's
Conductor prepares to throw the switch for 4 light engines arriving at the CSX Loyall Yard