Nice shiny new sign with one of my favorite EMD, the nicely proportioned SD40 with good innards.
Just a another in the almost endless parade of southbound coal trains.
These units were a rarity on this line 22 years ago. This one is sitting quietly in the siding with a rail train. The main line has its new concrete ties, allegedly the solution to the need for ... (more)
I admit it, I like boxes, bumps, bulges, antennas, tanks, whatever, attached to locomotives. The DM&IR 2-8-2 "plumber's nightmare" is the epitome. This ex-SLSF unit is pretty good. Ph... (more)
Covered hoppers were not unusual on coal trains. On this southbound four of them are on the front. They were usually limestone dust, used, as I understand, to coat the walls of mines to keep the... (more)
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
Doing a poor imitation of a UP locomotive from LA and trying to look cool, this rarity, even in 2000, is actually helping out on the recurring maintenance "jamboree". Nice name but I di... (more)
One a sweltering day the local switcher trundles by with the its East Tennessee economy air conditioner wide open.
Freight power sits facing northbound cooling its heels. It's Santa Train day.
Northbound freight on the former Clinchfield passes the former site of the station. Norfolk Southern track is to the right.
Ex SLSF. Photo by unknown. No name on slide.
Going at a moderate pace this southbound merchandise train glides through this picturesque town in the Bluegrass. They will soon pass the shops and facilities of TTI.
The lines of the basis 40 are somehow more pleasing to me than the -2 version. So put the -2 goodies into the basic carbody and you have one of my all-time favorites, this one rebuilt by MK.
These days they seem to be easing around on switchers and locals but back then the best unit ever built was charging down the main trailing a little railfan potpourri and roaring like lion. This ... (more)
You don't see a consist like this on coal these days. Tucked way to the rear is a leased Santa Fe GE.