The silence and solitude of night in rural Appalachia is briefly disrupted as 79K exits the west portal of Natural Tunnel near Duffield, VA on May 22nd, 2019. Minutes later, the sounds of a mounta... (more)
With clearing skies, Blue Ridge Southern's T31 crosses over North Hominy Creek just outside of Canton, NC on the ex. Southern Murphy Branch. The veteran lash-up was howling as they brought the 42 ... (more)
After returning to home rails in Big Stone Gap, U090, powered by two veteran General Electric locomotives painted in the classic CSX YN2 paint scheme, twists through the community of Olinger, VA o... (more)
After several days of torrential rain, the sun shines once again as the Norfolk Southern OCS train charges through Stryker, OH on the busy NS Chicago Line. The train would eventually arrive at Con... (more)
The 75th running of the Clinchfield Santa Train crosses the Russell Fork River as it approaches the third stop of the morning at Toms Bottom with Clinchfield 800 doing the honors. Thank you to CSX... (more)
As the sun falls behind the hills of Central Kentucky, Q217 hustles through Sparta, KY enroute to Louisville on the LCL Subdivision "Short Line".
The Midwest visits the Bluegrass State as two Kansas City Southern Belles lead CSX train Q217 across Bridge 40 high above Banklick Creek in Independence, KY. Once creating the hill at Walton, the ... (more)
The quiet, calmness of morning is briefly disrupted as N&W's Class J No. 611 works her way east down Christiansburg Mountain, as seen from atop the Shawsville Cut. This location used to be the sit... (more)
With dynamics howling and brake smoke rising, U45 brings 105 loads of Southwest Virginia's finest coal across the massive Big Lawson Trestle located just east of Coeburn, VA on the NS Clinch Valle... (more)
The springtime morning air is cool, but crisp in Salisbury, North Carolina as Roanoke's best, the J-Class 611, slowly eases out of town. With a train full of passengers, the 611 put on a once-in-a... (more)
Returning to Spencer with the first excursion of the year, N&W 611 passes a small cemetery south of Reidsville, NC.
N&W J Class #611 departs Salisbury, NC providing an magnificent show to everyone trackside. It marked the first time since 1994 that the 611 would travel to Charlotte.
NS 386 rumbles past one of the many churches along the railroad as it continues east towards Gate City.
After successfully negotiating the only remaining switchback on any Class 1 railroad, the pushers on T795 shove the train into Hagans Tunnel.
A friend and myself ventured out the morning of February 3rd, 2017 with the goal of catching the once a week Loyall to Eastman coal train on the ex L&N Cumberland Valley. After arriving at Hagans ... (more)