The ex Norfolk and Western Big Prater Creek Branch was biuilt in 1977, and runs from Vansant Jct. to Deskins, to serve the Island Creek Coal Company's Pocahontas Loader, which was the sole purpose... (more)
On a beautiful summer afternoon in Erwin, Tennessee, two Generations of GE locomotives await assignment at the former Clinchfield Diesel Shop. CSXT 3251 is a new GE ET44AH, and meets all of the T... (more)
As darkness and a light rain sets in on the small community of Fordtown, Tennessee, a pair of CSX Ge's lead a southbound loaded unit TILX train down the main at Fordtown bound for Erwin and points... (more)
After switching scrap gons at Omni Source in Legion Street Yard, ETRY 214 crosses an original Clinchfield bridge in Johnson City, Tennessee on it's way to the CSX interchange. East Tennessee Rail... (more)
On a warm afternoon in September, a northbound Kingsport Turn takes the siding at SE Hannum while a southbound DKPX coal train awaits a clear track in Erwin Yard before proceeding south on the for... (more)
One of the few remaining Interstate Railroad landmarks, the last standing pillars of the gate leading into Andover Yard stands strong on a cold January night.
On a sunny saturday morning, TVRM's Southern Consolidation 630 takes off from Bristol Yard as part of Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam Program. This excursion, running eastbound under 060, is... (more)
Climbing westbound toward Canton Yard with a solid loaded chip train, T31 crosses the 100 year old East Canton Trestle in beautiful storm light this afternoon.
In the middle of a strangely warm December, Norfolk Southern's Nickel Plate and Lehigh Valley Heritage units shove hard on the rear of Q44 as they cross Amonate Trestle on the Dry Fork Branch.
After being called out of Bluefield to assist the 83G climb the Elkhorn Grade after breaking a knuckle at Switchback, Norfolk Southern's "Lehigh Valley" and "Nickel Plate" heri... (more)
Slipping all the way up the Blue Ridge Grade, N&W J Class splits the CPL's at Villamont as it puts on a show returning west to Roanoke along the former N&W.
Putting on a magnificent show climbing up and out of Roanoke on the NS Blue Ridge District, N&W J Class Steam Locomotive 611 splits the N&W CPL's at Webster, Virginia on a dead head move.
Running southbound along the former Clinchfield Railroad, CSX Q697-25 is surrounded by North Carolina's beautiful fall colors as it crosses a Clinchfiield bridge in Pigeon Roost near Relief, NC on... (more)
After stopping just east of downtown Glade Springs, Virginia, Southern 4501 puts on a magnificent show as it works under the classic N&W CPL's on the east end of the siding.
Framed by a well worn switch ground throw, N&W's magnificent "J" Class 4-8-4 number 611 works under her own power for the first time in almost 21 years.