Tied down in the evening, the local crew has run out of time. They’ll bus out from Bristol in the AM. Note to modelers, on the local the caboose (if there is one) can end up anywhere, at least ... (more)
Can they really be seven years old? Here the newest thing on the road at the time is hauling a huge string of empties past the signals at the east end of Pounding Mill siding.
The GP50s were always trouble-prone. I remember a yard tour at Lynwood where we looked at one with a blown power assembly and our guide mentioned they were not working out well. By 2011 their numb... (more)
Trying it’s best to look like a real “hammerhead” the underappreciated, unique-to-NS B32 is hustling some cars eastbound. This was probably the V-19 local just going as far as Abingdon. The usua... (more)
Serpentine might be the word. Winding along the cliffs beside the French Broad River a passenger train chartered by the Lexington Group is nearing their destination in Asheville.
Winding along the cliffs beside the French Broad River a passenger train chartered by the Lexington Group is nearing their destination in Asheville.
Imagine you had these little beauties, a vintage freight train, several miles of track, plenty of time and a cooperative, friendly crew. Yes, it was a nice day. I’d trade 10 fantrips for one goo... (more)
Ex-BN. In my humble opinion an SD40-2 belongs in the Smithsonian.
The 2011 Santa Train only stops to distribute goodies at scheduled location but Santa is a trouper, dispensing a friendly wave and a hearty “Ho ho ho” all along the line.
The Santa Train was a rather generic configuration back in 2011 as it slipped trough the mountain communities of the tri-state area spreading Christmas cheer.
Short westbound intermodal glides into downtown with a heritage locomotive that’s still beautiful despite a few paint scabs that give it some “character”.
The big celebrity handling the museum train on this date is waiting for the next run.
Outbound power consist has a variety known to older folks as “a duke’s mixture”. Anybody know the origin of that expression?
Carbo is on the tail of a wye. This track used to extend much further north and served many mines plus the Appalachian Power coal-fired plant next door. Today the mines are gone and the powerpla... (more)
Orig. PRR, ex CR on light duty in its old age.